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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 …

Sleep may protect teen athletes from injury

• Home<br>• News Hub<br>• Sleep may protect teen athletes from injury<p>Learning to balance homework with games, practice, and travel is part of life for any student …

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 …

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 …

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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 …

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 …

Healthy Eating

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

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 ages 40 to 70 whether …

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. …

Lost generation of children deprived of school sports

We agree wholeheartedly with Tessa Jowell and share her concerns, especially those relating to children and young people (Coalition wasted Olympic school sport legacy: Jowell, 6 July). Schools are important settings for promoting health and should work with pupils and their parents/carers to …

Education

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 …

Kinesiology

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 …

Sports Science

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 …

Participation