July 14, 2010
This week, we highlight promising physical activity programs for school children, as well as adults with disabilities:
Conflict resolution, physical activity drive playground program (Source: The Meadville Tribune) Description of the Peaceful Playground program, designed to increase physical activity and decrease bullying during recess.
Disabilities are no hurdle to exercise (Source: Delaware Online) Examples of successful physical activity programs for adults with disabilities.
Do you have experience with similar programs in your community? Share your tips for success!
March 15, 2010
This week, we present research and programmatic approaches to understanding and improving children’s social interactions through physical activity:
Forget Goofing Around: Recess Has a New Boss (Source: New York Times) Urban schools are instituting organized, mandatory physical activity during recess.
Research shows link between physical activity and social skills in children (Source: University of Michigan Health System) Research presented to the American College of Cardiology suggests a link between social skills and physical activity in children.
How can programs maximize both physical activity benefit and social development? Share your thoughts!