Blog Posts - Physical Activity



Fit and Healthy with Fitness Trackers

  The most asked question I get is: “Which fitness tracker is the best or most accurate to keep me fit and healthy?” Well my problem is I am what most people would consider “old school” – during my aerobic workout,...
by Healthful Writer on Jun 17, 2014

Children’s Language Skills Improve When They are Physically Fit

Physically fit children show improved language skills, and of course they are generally healthier.  According to a study by researchers from the University of Illinois, […]...
by How To Learn on Jun 7, 2014

Bike to School Challenge Saves Gas, Burns Calories

Students and teachers have found that an annual bike to school challenge saves gas, burns calories, and promotes healthy exercise.  During the most recent challenge […]...
by How To Learn on May 30, 2014

Common Core Comes to Gym Class

Teachers are finding that they can include Common Core standards in many areas, and now Common Core comes to gym class.  "Engage Your Body, Engage […]...
by How To Learn on May 17, 2014

Get the Kids Outside for Exercise

A recent study has shown that it is more beneficial to get the kids outside for exercise than to have exercise indoors. Children are more […]...
by How To Learn on May 16, 2014

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Did you know that May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month? The President’s Council on Fitness designated this month in 1983 to promote healthy lifestyles among people of all ages. It serves to remind us that physical fitness is vital for...
by Unique Fitness Concepts Blog on May 8, 2014

Nothing Stops These Girls on the Run

When it comes to teamwork, nothing stops these girls on the run.  This team of girls runs for health, self esteem, fitness - and including […]...
by How To Learn on May 1, 2014

4 Ways to Help Kids Stay Active

    You already know how important it is to exercise as an adult. The physical and chemical health benefits are invaluable, and a little extra fitness can do wonders for the self-esteem. Check out this article for more on the benefits of ex...
by Family Focus Blog on Apr 11, 2014

4 Ways to Help Kids Stay Active

    You already know how important it is to exercise as an adult. The physical and chemical health benefits are invaluable, and a little extra fitness can do wonders for the self-esteem. Check out this article for more on the benefits of ex...
by Family Focus Blog on Apr 11, 2014

Weigh to Go

Taking care of their own health is just one of the ways educators are trying to help their students and the Weigh to Go challenge […]...
by How To Learn on Apr 1, 2014

Take the Pledge to #UnplugAndPlay With ParticipACTION

"Mom, I'm bored! Can I watch some TV?"As if I haven't heard that before. It seems that when the weather doesn't want to cooperate, my kids want to default to staying indoors and watching their favourite shows or playing video ga...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Mar 29, 2014

Learning in Motion

Physical Education is coming into the classroom, creating a learning in motion time that students look forward to each afternoon. After lunch, between social studies […]...
by How To Learn on Mar 29, 2014

Keeping Kids Active in Subzero Weather

Throughout the United States, many schools are facing the challenge this winter of keeping kids active in subzero weather. In Greenbay Wisconsin, local school administrators […]...
by How To Learn on Mar 4, 2014

Combining Studies and Games

Teachers are finding that a good balance combining studies and games is a successful strategy for learning with elementary school students.  Teachers at Prospect Elementary […]...
by How To Learn on Feb 22, 2014

Want to Stay Fit and Healthy but Exercise Boring? Express Yourself- Dance for Fitness!

Okay, you want to stay fit and healthy but lately, you’ve been feeling a bit unmotivated. Have you ever considered dance for fitness? I know what you are thinking right now – either “I can’t dance” or “I don’t da...
by Healthful Writer on Feb 7, 2014

Fitness and Academic Performance are Linked

Researchers from two state agencies say fitness and academic performance are linked, however  they cannot prove definitively that exercise and physical fitness make kids smarter. […]...
by How To Learn on Feb 4, 2014

Children Bullied During Sports Become Less Active

A recent study from Brigham Young University shows that children bullied during sports become less active overall.  If bullying occurs in sports or PE class, […]...
by How To Learn on Jan 31, 2014

How Much Physical Activity is Needed?

How Much Physical Activity is Needed?Physical activity is important for everyone, but how much you need depends on your age.ADULTS (18 to 64 years)Adults should do at least 2 hours and 30 minutes each week of aerobic physical activity at a moderate...
by Bestexercice on Jan 28, 2014

Join the Active For Life Twitter Chat

Spurred on by the excitement over the upcoming Winter Olympics, Active For Life invites you join in a winter Twitter chat where we will be talking about inspiration, passion, and winter activities for kids. Follow the hashtag #AfLkids to meet new f...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Jan 20, 2014

Teasing May Lead to Less Activity for Children

A study at Brigham Young University has found that teasing may lead to less activity for children.  Not only do children who are teased become […]...
by How To Learn on Dec 29, 2013


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