Posts Tagged 'Physical Activity'

Man’s Best Friend-More Beneficial than you Think

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An article was just released this week about a study at  Michigan State University about how individuals that walked their dog were 34 percent more likely to reach the federal physical activity benchmarks.

Posted by Jess Mar 16, 2011 Posted in Disability No Comments

The Value of the Struggle

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Success in sports enriches our lives and provides us a sense of accomplishment when we achieve our goals.  The thrill of a race finished, a goal that has been scored, or the completion of a task that was considered too difficult spurs us on to ever greater sporting ambitions.

Posted by guest Mar 14, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

Emphasize the PLAY in Physical Activity Exercise 3: Ready! Set! Go!

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Enthusiasm and positivity can often be contagious.  It may be surprising in all that you can accomplish with a child by taking a routine activity and adding in some passion and zest.  Rather than commanding a child to run around a track, or take a rather random jog back and forth …add in this key component: “Ready! Set! GOOOOOO!!! “ and begin in a shorter distance such as a twenty yard dash.

Posted by suzanne Mar 09, 2011 Posted in Disability, Obesity, Uncategorized No Comments

Another Way that Exercise Benefits Children

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A study done on 171 school children aged 7 to 11, who were overweight showed that increasing their exercise also increased their math skills.

Posted by Tanya Mar 03, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Emphasize the PLAY in Physical Activity Exercise 2: Hoop Parade

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Ever find yourself running in circles playing a game of chase with your child?  Except the game of chase seems to be giving YOU more exercise than your son or daughter…the ones who’s fitness your trying to improve? Or are you the parent whose child’s feet are planted in the ground and you can’t get he or she from the spot they have found sedentary content?

Posted by suzanne Mar 02, 2011 Posted in Disability, Obesity, Uncategorized No Comments

Emphasize the PLAY in Physical Activity Exercise 1: Raise the Bar

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“Raise the Bar! You’re a Star!” I say as I place my hands over top the hands of a child recently diagnosed on the autism spectrum that is participating in his first fitness class. I look in his eyes, provide praise, and together we lift a stick up to full extension in the air.

Posted by suzanne Feb 28, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

Emphasize the PLAY in (P)hysica(L) (A)ctivit(Y)

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I often encourage parents, trainers, and coaches to look back and remember how much fun came from the countless hours many of us spent playing in our backyards, parks and physical education classes that helped us develop basic movement fundamentals without even realizing it. We were having too much fun to even notice! And then I encourage him or her to look at youth today and compare how much “play” many of them get to experience. 

Posted by suzanne Feb 23, 2011 Posted in Disability, Obesity, Uncategorized 3 Comments

Seven Hours of the Banana- a popular Crested Butte, Colorado Endurance Event

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7 Hours of the Banana is a lift-accessed endurance event on Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s “Banana,” one of the mountain’s most extreme runs. Participants ride the Silver Queen chairlift, traverse over to the Banana, ski or snowboard down, and repeat!

Posted by Tanya Feb 15, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Indoor Fitness Fun

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The newer revised guidelines for exercise suggest that exercising in short bursts several times a day is beneficial. I am so grateful for that, because when it is sub-zero out, it can take a long time to bundle everyone up and go out. In fact, it sometimes seems that it is so cold that we spend longer getting ready to go out than we can stay out!

Posted by Tanya Feb 03, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

A Tribute to Jack LaLanne: “The Godfather of Fitness”

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Jack LaLanne, a true trailblazer and champion for fitness, passed away on Monday at the age of 96. Because he is known as one of the founders of the modern fitness movement, I thought it was only fitting to devote a posting to him.

Posted by Carolyn Jan 25, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments