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SHAPE America Unveils New Logo

SHAPE America, previously known as the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAPHERD), launched their “brand” new name and logo the...

Children in P.E. Three Times More Likely to Participate in Sports and Fitness

Do you want to overcome the inactivity pandemic and obesity crisis? New research by the Physical Activity Council of 40,000 Americans shows children who...

Longer Gym Class Periods Reduce Childhood Obesity

More time in gym class actually does reduce the likelihood that young children will become obese, according to a new study published in the...

The Institute of Medicine’s New Recommendations on Youth Fitness Measures and Health Outcomes

The American College of Sports Medicine's weekly newsletter, Sports Medicine Bulletin (SMB), conducted an interview with Dr. Russell R. Pate regarding the Institute of...

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...

Exercise in a High-Tech World: How Much is Enough?

Sport, health and physical education, and exercise science professionals are commonly asked: “How much exercise training is enough? Are the benefits worth the cost...

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...

RECESS, WHO NEEDS RECESS ANYMORE?

(Editor’s Note.  This is the third article in a series by Dr. Phillips on free play.  His first two articles can be found by...

The Impact of Athletics on Academics

The obesity epidemic has generated notable interest, as reflected in the First Lady’s Let’s Move initiative, which focuses on providing information so “...families, schools...

Can PE Classes Actually Contribute to Obesity?

Virginia lawmakers recently passed legislation requiring schools to schedule 150 minutes of physical education (PE) each week. They hope that the increased amount of...

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