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FRIDAY ‘FOOTPRINT FLASH: The US Surgeon General nominee is on our side!

Last week, US Surgeon General nominee Dr. Vivek Murthy pledged to a Senate committee that obesity prevention would be a top priority if confirmed. Even though other Surgeon Generals have attended to obesity, Dr. Murthy’s declaration is landmark as ‘priority’ increases intent, which increases the likelihood of outcomes. While self-management is imperative to making healthful [...]

By |2014-02-14T21:58:24-08:00February 14th, 2014|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

FITTER KIDS ARE SMARTER KIDS – AND SCHOOLS THAT PRESERVE PHYSICAL EDUCATION ARE SMARTER SCHOOLS

Well, there you have it! After analyzing a decade’s worth of data that examined the academic performance (gpa, test scores, attendance) and aerobic fitness of hundreds of thousands of 5-7-9th graders, guess what! Researchers determined the more aerobically fit, the better the school performance. Or, more strongly messaged – fitter kids are smarter kids! How [...]

By |2013-10-19T21:53:58-07:00October 19th, 2013|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

WE ‘HAVE THE VILLAGES’ TO COMBAT CHILDHOOD OBESITY, BUT ONE PERSON CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

New data about childhood obesity intervention strengthens the evidence that has been compiling for a couple of years – comprehensive, umbrella strategies that involve the public-private and nonprofit sectors work! Said otherwise – it takes a village to combat childhood obesity, and villages are being built! New York City, Philadelphia, Los Angles and now San [...]

By |2013-10-18T23:34:57-07:00October 18th, 2013|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments