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A New Season of Collaboration and Possibility in School Health

As much of the country recovers from a brutal winter, the buds of spring are finally beginning to sprout. A few days ago, I passed an elementary school as a group of students burst onto the courtyard for one of the first outdoor recesses of the year, as if emerging from a long hibernation.<p>I …

Teens Health: Report Shows How Many Consume Daily Fruits And Vegetables, Exercise Regularly

Not enough teens in the U.S. are getting their recommended daily exercise or eating enough fruits and vegetables, according to a new study from government researchers.<p>National Institutes of Health researchers found that fewer than one in three kids between ages 11 and 16 in the U.S. eat fruits and …

Physical Education: How Innovative School Programs Can Boost Kids' Fitness

By Dorene Internicola<p>NEW YORK, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Physical education in the United States has come a long way since the one-size-fits-all regimen of jumping jacks and rope climbing that was the bane of the baby boomer generation.<p>Today, where children learn can determine the type of fitness lessons …

Physical education should be a ‘core’ subject: Institute of Medicine

By Valerie Strauss<p>Valerie Strauss<p>Reporter covering education, foreign affairs<p>Email Bio Follow<p>A new report by the prestigious Institute of Medicine says that the U.S. Education Department should designate physical education as a core subject, just like math and English, to help confront a “pandemic” …

Taking physical-education class beyond the gym

Rebekah Howse was in her last year of high school when friends persuaded her to join the new climbing club at West Kings District High School in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley. It turned out to be a life-changing decision. Bouldering – a type of rock climbing that focuses on shorter, lower routes – …

Playing High School Sports Associated With Better Health And Fitness In Old Age

If you played high-school sports, your future self may thank you.<p>A new study shows that playing sports in high school is a predictor of whether a man in his 70s will be fit and healthy.<p>The study, published in the journal BMC Public Health, shows that elderly men needed to visit their doctors fewer …

Schools battle to improve students' mental health with physical education

Research from Youth Sport Trust shows that physical activity can teach resilience and help young people cope with stress – especially during exam season<p>Exam season may be over, and the welcome sight of the holidays imminent, but for some the summer may be tainted by the strains and stresses of the …

Doctors sound alarm on child fitness and health

They risk being the couch potatoes of the future – the children who prefer playing computer games, watching TV or just lounging around to visiting their nearest skatepark or taking inspiration from Andy Murray and picking up a tennis racket.<p>They are not the majority, but they may be – and soon.<p>New …

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ESPN.com: TRAININGROOM - Training Room: Dietary needs of young athletes

<b>Dietary needs of young athletes</b> <br>Sharon Howard, R.D., M.S., C.D.E. FADA<p>Along with the book bags dropped around the house, it's the season for the …

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7 Healthy School Lunch Options

Lunch tray picks that are actually healthy and nutritional for kids<p>Holy hairnets! Your child's school cafeteria actually <i>does</i> serve healthier foods …

Exercise In Your Teen Years Pays Off, According To New Study

Girls in sports, FTW!<p>By: Agata Blaszczak Boxe<p>Published: 07/31/2015 10:41 AM EDT on LiveScience<p>Women who exercised when they were teens may have a lower risk of dying from cancer and other causes in middle and older age, according to a new study.<p>In the study, researchers asked 75,000 Chinese women …

Couch Culture: Only a Quarter of U.S. Youth Get Recommended Exercise

It’s no surprise that kids don’t exercise, but the first national survey documented exactly how inactive American children are.<p>In 2008, the U.S. …

We must use school sport to stop young people being overwhelmed by technology

A new report shows the future of physical education hangs in the balance. But if we take action now, we can ensure the next generation is fit for purpose, says Ali Oliver<p>Twenty years from now, there is a real possibility that young people could be completely overwhelmed by technology. No one today …

Lost generation of children deprived of school sports | Letters

School sports,Olympic Games 2012,Tessa Jowell,Schools,Education,UK news,Sport,Ofsted,Health policy,Health,Public services policy,Politics,Health & wellbeing,Life and style,Secondary schools,Primary schools,Education policy<p>We agree wholeheartedly with Tessa Jowell and share her concerns, especially …

Guidelines for Young Athletes to Reduce Injuries

How Parents Can Set Age-Specific Time Limits<p>By<p>Sumathi Reddy<p>Sumathi Reddy<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@rddysum<p>Sumathi.Reddy@wsj.com<p>Children are dedicating themselves to a single sport too early and spending too much time playing it, say doctors who are seeing more children coming in with overuse …

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The Anxiety and Depression of Young Athletes

Growing up, I lived my life one basketball game at a time. I went to school and I did my work, but my mind was always on the next game, and how prepared for it I would be. I thought I was alone in this thinking, but as I got older, I realized thousands of kids out there have this mindset, and …

High-tech approach helps young athletes recover

Each time one of Lauren Wong's legs hit a plate embedded in the floor of the sports rehabilitation center, screens around her lit up with a graph charting the force of impact.<p>Lauren, a 16-year-old student-athlete in Oakland, had torn the anterior cruciate ligament of her right knee during a high …

Advice to a Young Athlete

Looking for marginal gains? Start here.<p>A few months ago, I got a nice e-mail from a young elite cyclist who was looking to break through to the next level. He had talent and determination and was willing to work as hard as anyone in the world, but he needed just an extra percent or two to be …

5 Eating Habits That Can Ruin a Young Athlete's Performance

<i>Coauthored by Jill Castle, MS, RDN, childhood nutrition expert and author of the new book, Eat Like a Champion: Performance Nutrition for Your Young Athlete.</i><p>If you look around at what some young athletes are eating, it's not the fuel you'd expect to find. Athletic fields are riddled with cupcakes, …

A Look At Sports And Health In America

Play ball! Fore! Swish!<p>Americans love sports — watching them and playing them.<p>But as participants, Americans' relationship with sports changes as we grow older. About three-quarters of adults say they played sports when they were younger. By the time people are in their late 20s, however, only 26 …