health and fitness

Namaste! – Yoga Practices for Back to School

In the summer months, it is easy for kids (and adults!) to get into a more relaxed state of mind. Catching up on extra sleep is one of the best parts of summer, but before you know it, it’s back to the routine! Since changes in sleeping and daily routines take a couple of weeks to get readjusted to, there are some things you

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A New Class For a New Change – Physical Education Course

With obesity on the rise in many states, Roger Rodriguez, physical education and health coordinator for the San Antonio Independent School District, decided to do something about it. After viewing results of Fitnessgrams, yearly assessments of weight and fitness required by Texas students in grades 3 through 12 he knew something had to be done. Jen Ohlson, of Interactive asked Rodriguez if she could

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No More Junk? – Junk Food Ban in Schools

Doughnuts, chocolate bars and potato chips. These indulgences should be just that, indulgences. Unfortunately, for the more than 30 million children who eat school lunches and breakfasts, these are the types of foods that our kids are eating. These are also the types of foods that on a daily basis are interfering with their performance. Research has shown that placing a ban on junk

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Push it to the Limit!

Sometimes it takes a journey to reach a goal. In this case, it really does. Joel Kirsch is a former sports psychologist for the San Francisco Giants and president of the American Sports Institute, a nonprofit educational organization that applies the principles and practices of sport culture and wellness to other kinds of challenges. Together with the Institute, they are creating the Arete School

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