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Criticism of High School Sports Raises Important Issues, But Sometimes Wrong Conclusions

Athletics are as much a part of American high school culture as prom night and geometry. Yet, sports programs gone amok can sometimes lead...

2012 Shape of the Nation Report Reveals State Loopholes Stalling Progress of Physical Education...

The 2012 Shape of the Nation Report: Status of Physical Education in the USA, released November 13 by the National Association for Sport and...

Children Need at Least 7 minutes a Day of Vigorous Physical Activity

Children need a minimum of seven minutes a day of vigorous physical activity, demonstrates recently published findings by University of Alberta medical researchers and...

Early Childhood Play Critical for Adult Health

More and more empirical research is demonstrating that the earliest years of our lives are crucial in many ways, includ­ing how they set us...

Sweating the Details

(Editor’s Note.  This article first appeared on Oct. 26, 2011 in a blog published by the Teachers College at Columbia University.  The link to...

U.S. High School Students Not Physically Active Enough

According to HealthyPeople.gov, more than 80 percent of adolescents do not engage in enough aerobic activity to meet the criteria listed in the guidelines....

Exercise helps women with generalized anxiety

TOKYO (Reuters Life!) – A six-week exercise training program can help relieve the symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder, according to the first-ever trial to...

It’s Not That Easy Stupid: Clarifying the Role of Physical Activity on Weight...

Losing weight is not easy.  If it was, you would simply have to exercise and Voila!!—you would lose weight.  Unfortunately, just doing physical activity...

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