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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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Heard about the 90s-inspired mobile app that's getting millions of people physically active this summer? The app has inspired SHAPE America member Brian Kampper to create a standards-based lesson plan that motivates students to...

source: SHAPE America

Longtime SHAPE America member and Hall of Famer Dr. Charles "Chuck" Corbin was born in Ohio. He grew up in Chilili. He learned to love sports in Estancia. "I think it all started because I wanted to be good at it," Corbin explained as...

source: Albuquerque Journal

Mass urbanization has caused populations the world over to reduce the amount of time they spend moving their bodies. But the root of the problem runs deep in a city's infrastructure. Safety, graffiti, proximity to a park, and even the appeal of stairwells all play roles...

source: The New York Times

To strengthen your mind, you may first want to exert your leg muscles, according to a sophisticated new experiment involving people, mice and monkeys. The study's results suggest that long-term endurance exercise such as running can alter muscles in ways that then jump-start...

source: The New York Times

Being overweight or obese is associated with a higher risk of dying prematurely than being a healthier weight — and the risk increases with additional pounds, according to a new international study led by researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health...

source: MarketWatch

The National Federation of State High School Associations' board of directors approved a rule change recently that requires each state's member federation to adopt a limit on the number of pitches that baseball players can throw...

source: Education Week

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