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Dancing, sports share common ground

Footwork, tempo, rhythm, pivot, crossover. That terminology turns up regularly in sports practice. Or was it dance rehearsal? The disciplines of sports and dancing share more than language, experts say. Each activity can benefit participants in the other field, and some...

source: By Bob Kowalski
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Childhood obesity has increased more than 10-fold worldwide since 1975, a new study reports. But even more children are underweight than severely overweight, according to the analysis of data from 200 countries. Researchers found that by 2016 overall obesity rates had jumped...

source: The Lancet via HealthDay News

For thousands of years, humans have relied on dance and art to tell stories, celebrate momentous occasions, and connect to one another. Art and dance share an aesthetic language. Terms like shape, line, pattern, space, rhythm, and composition are equally descriptive in both...

source: Tallahassee Democrat

Angie Rodgers, a physical education teacher at Idaho's Heritage Community Charter School, has found a new way to track her students' physical activity — the use of heart rate monitors. The monitors are worn around the wrist and track students' heart rates during exercise...

source: Idaho Press-Tribune

Oskaloosa High School students have more variety and flexibility when it comes to their physical education classes, said teachers Kista Grosshans and Chase Weber. The subject of PE classes has been on the minds of the Iowa district's officials recently as the idea of allowing...

source: The Oskaloosa Herald

Writes longtime SHAPE America member Georgi Roberts, the HPE coordinator for Fort Worth ISD: "In the world of health and physical education (PE), many schools are using FitnessGram in their physical education classes as the test. Some...

source: The Cooper Institute

In today's webinar, scheduled for 3-4 p.m. EDT, see SHAPE America's 2016 National Health Education Teacher of the Year share the lessons that make her classroom exciting, relevant and effective. This session will provide participants with lessons and activities that make...

source: SHAPE America

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