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Recess redress: The importance of play in education

Ask any child what his or her favorite subject is in school, and most will say recess. Yet a recent Gallup poll conducted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found that up to 40 percent of U.S. school districts have reduced or eliminated recess to focus more on academics....

source: By Suzanne Mason
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Heart health, which is optimal for most of us at birth, can decline substantially with unhealthy childhood behaviors, according to research in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal. Researchers examined BMI, healthy diet,...

source: American Heart Association via HealthCanal

An upcoming webinar being sponsored by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, titled "Prevention and Management of Concussion/mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Youth Sports,"...

source: Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury

Jacalyn Lund is professor and chair in the Department of Kinesiology and Health at Georgia State University. She received her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University, M.S. from the University of Northern Colorado, and her B.S. from Michigan State University. Jackie has written...

source: SHAPE America

SHAPE America announced its 2015 national Teacher of the Year award winners, six individuals who are among the elite of the physical education, adapted physical education, school health and dance education professions. The...

source: SHAPE America

The crowd packed into the Logan Recreation Center's gym cheered like mad as they watched teachers compete for a chance to win their school some money by dancing their way into the hearts of the judges. The Dancing with the Student Stars was the biggest fundraiser of the...

source: The Herald Journal

Physical education teacher Nicki Case feels a responsibility to teach her students more than just the rules to games they likely won't play after high school. "Most of these kids aren't going to play sports for a living," said Case, a teacher...

source: Marion County Record

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