Tag Archives: Fitness

Dynamic Stretching with Limited Space

January 19, 2012

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While it’s widely accepted that dynamic stretching is much safer (and much more effective) that the old standard static stretching, it can be hard to find the space needed for a proper dynamic stretching routine with a class of 50 students.  In cardio/health, we’ve adopted a model in which the students form lines and complete […]

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Less than a quarter of Adults in the U.S. exercise enough

January 18, 2012

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Less than a quarter of Adults in the U.S. exercise enough

According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, only 18 percent of adults (that’s 18 years of age and over) meet the Physical Activity Guidelines for both aerobic and muscle-strengthening physical activity.  18 percent?  I was shocked to hear this.  I looked around for the guidelines and I found that the guidelines stipulatethat an adult between the […]

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Childhood Obesity: Quality Physical Education as a Solution

December 10, 2011

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America’s got a big problem.  A friend sent me this video today and some of the stats are shocking.  The video points out that today’s youth may be the first generation in history to have a shorter lifespan than their parents. While there are many causes to the problem and just as many possible solutions, […]

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