June 8, 2010
This week, we focus on the role of schools in facilitating physically active lifestyles:
2010 Shape of the Nation Report: Status of Physical Education in the US (Source: NASPE) The National Association for Sport and Physical Education and the American Heart Association have collaborated to present current state-specific data on physical education in schools.
Changes in liability laws could open up schools for community recreation (Source: University of Florida News) A Florida professor, and author of a forthcoming study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, explains that minor legislative changes surrounding school building use can positively impact families’ recreation options.
In your opinion, how can the potential for schools' positive influence be realized without creating significant burden?
June 1, 2010
This week, we highlight new state-level physical activity data from the CDC, a successful walking school bus program in Missouri, and Instant Recess in the office environment:
State Indicator Report on Physical Activity 2010 (Source: CDC) Information on physical activity behavior, policy and environmental supports within each state.
Missouri takes on childhood obesity one step at a time (Source: Columbia Missourian)
Columbia, Missouri school district implements a walking school bus program as part of a school-based childhood obesity movement.
Instant Recess promotes health for adults by making exercise a group activity (Source: Washington Post) "Instant Recess" engineers physical activity into the otherwise sedentary workday.
How does your state rank, and how could that ranking be improved over the next year? Share your thoughts!