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August 10, 2012

Physical Education's Role in the 2012 London Olympics

Before the London Olympics wrap up on Sunday, let's take a quick look at the role that physical education has been playing in these summer Games.

August 09, 2012

N.Y.C. Council Members Concerned About Adequacy of Schools' P.E.

Thirty-four New York City Council members sent a letter to N.Y.C. Chancellor Dennis Walcott last Friday expressing concern about the lack of physical education for some city students.

August 03, 2012

Healthy Lungs and Hearts Predict Better Math, Reading Scores

In addition, the study found that social support—defined as reliable help from family and friends to solve problems or deal with emotions—had an influence on reading scores for boys.

July 31, 2012

Schools, Nonprofits Win $27 Million in Phys. Ed., Nutrition Grants

The winning programs must help students make progress toward passing their state standards for physical education and secondarily, they have to teach students about good nutrition and healthy eating habits.

July 17, 2012

Study: Team Sports Participation Best for Youth-Obesity Prevention

What's the most effective way to prevent childhood obesity? Get students involved in team sports, suggests a new study published online in the journal Pediatrics.

July 16, 2012

Too Much TV Time for Toddlers Linked to Obesity Later in Childhood

The amount of time children ages 2-4 spend watching television on a daily basis appears to be negatively correlated with their levels of fitness and weight in elementary school, according to a study published online Sunday in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition. Specifically, every ex...

July 10, 2012

Few State Physical Education Mandates Meet Recommended Guidelines

Of the 41 states that require physical education at the elementary school level, only six meet the recommended guidelines from the National Association of Sport and Physical Education (NASPE).

July 02, 2012

How Far Has Physical Education Come in the Past 20 Years?

In honor of the 20th anniversary of the 1991 paper, "Physical Education's Role in Public Health," the paper's original authors and a few colleagues looked back to see what still needs improvement.

June 20, 2012

Study Aims to Identify Predictors of Physical Activity in Children

Children ages 8 to 10 spend over 80 percent of their waking hours in sedentary behavior, according to a study published online today in PLoS One, and only 4 percent of their time engaging in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity.

June 20, 2012

Benefits of Exercise Show Racial Differences

From guest blogger Hannah Rose Sacks While exercise may be beneficial in combating obesity in adolescents, a new study suggests physical activity may be less successful in preventing obesity in black girls than in their white counterparts. The study, published in the Archives of Pediatrics and Ad...

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