ActivEd Blog

What Happens When Young Children Are Forced to Sit Still?

Posted by Jennifer Weaver-Spencer on Apr 4, 2017 7:15:00 AM

A recent Washington Post article delves into the consequences of children sitting still for too long—whether in the classroom, while traveling from one place to the other after school, or at home. From the article: 

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Topics: Kinesthetic Learning, move to learn, physical activity

School Wellness Programs

Posted by Jennifer Weaver-Spencer on Mar 21, 2017 7:05:00 AM

 Does your district or school have a wellness program? School employees in many districts across the country enjoy these programs that include things such as telemedicine service, tobacco cessation programs, disease management information, healthy aging classes, basketball leagues, running and walking clubs, and even financial management classes.

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Topics: Walkabouts, physical activity, healthy choices, wellness programs

Heart-healthy tips for Valentine's Day

Posted by Jennifer Weaver-Spencer on Feb 14, 2017 6:25:00 AM

Happy Valentine's Day from ActivEd! This day is all about love and hearts, so we're focusing on heart health. Here are some dietary recommendations from the American Heart Association to share with your students and their families. 

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Topics: move to learn, physical activity, healthy choices, heart health

Infographic: Healthy body, healthy mind

Posted by Kristi Gottwalt on Oct 4, 2016 7:35:00 AM

Why is physical activity so important for students? This infographic from Visally details the benefits of physical activity in school. Here's a startling fact: Only 3.8% of elementary schools provide daily physical education. We know that physical activity leads to healthier students, helps fight obesity, and improves student's academic performance. Are you you looking for ways to integrate physical activity into your classroom? Walkabouts can help!

 

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Topics: physical activity

Infographic: The benefits of physically active students

Posted by Kristi Gottwalt on Sep 21, 2016 10:37:00 AM

We talk a lot about the academic benefits of physical activity for students, but the benefits go beyond just increasing test scores. Being physically active can have a huge impact on student health. Standards-based Walkabouts can help students get active without taking away from instructional time. Learn how

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Topics: physical activity