Exercise does a body good.

Math and Movement Grants
Grants are available for 3 schools to have a six-hour professional development workshop at their school. Math & Movement is a kinesthetic, multi-sensory approach to teaching math that incorporates physical exercise, stretching, cross-body movements and yoga.

Training materials and books are included.

Workshop retail value is $4,697.

Grant application: http://mathandmovement.com/math-movement-active-classroom

NBA Exercise Ideas for Kids http://ow.ly/Jnvs2

Download your set of free exercise cards for kids from the NBA.
Is Your Child Getting Enough Exercise? infographic

Watch this 3 minute video on how exercise promotes learning. John Raney author of SPARK explains 3 ways that brain grow occurs and why.

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The LiveRider iPhone app and bike kit is meant to be the equivalent of the dashboard of your car, but on your bike.

The app lets you keep track of how far you have gone, how fast you are currently going and even lets you keep Google Maps handy in case you get lost. You might be able to do some of these features with just using Google Maps GPS, but you couldn't track your ride to the extent that LiveRider could. You can even put it in ghost mo…
A new study by the World Health Organization (WHO) has named video games as one of the major drivers behind the growing global challenge that is childhood obesity.

The report looked at childhood obesity from a global perspective which stated that one third of kids across the world are now classified as obese. The study blamed this growing trend on a sedentary lifestyle. Only 25 per cent of boys and just 15 per cent of girls are said to get the r…
Four techniques for mental clarity from fitness expert Joel Kirsch provided by Edutopia.
There was an interesting article in the New York Times on the effect of our genes on exercise. The study looked at the habits of approximately 37,000 twins to determine if there is a genetic link to exercising.

According to the findings, "Using complicated statistical formulas, the scientists concluded that differences in exercise behavior were about 60 percent attributable to genes. In other words, your parents influence your decision abou…
From Pittsburgh Post Gazette.com

Pittsburgh Public Schools are integrating yoga into the phys ed curriculum to diversify the gym experience and give students at different levels of fitness an activity they can adapt to at their own pace and still have a workout.

"We build our [phys ed] curriculum around five components -- body composition, flexibility, muscular, strength and cardiovascular endurance -- and yoga has a direct impact on all of t…
When are we too old for play? Never. At least that's the new philosophy catching on in Japan. They have found that age is just a number when it comes to having fun on a playground.

Every Friday, 79-year-old Saito and a class of senior citizens swing around on a jungle gym, made especially for the elderly, at a Tokyo park.

With fewer and fewer Japanese having children, it made sense for local governments to disassemble old children's play…
It wasn't until recently that researchers turned their interest to children -- in whom exercise may have more impact. The brain's frontal lobe, thought to play a role in cognitive control, keeps growing throughout the school years, says Charles Hillman, associate professor of kinesiology and neuroscience at the University of Illinois. "Therefore, exercise could help ramp up the development of a child's brain," he says.

In a …
Fit Deck Jr is a deck of cards that shows illustrations & instructions describing 50 upper, middle, lower, and full body exercises. A nice idea for physical education teachers, coaches, and physical activity coordinators to use as a warm-up activity. Fit Deck Jr is designed for ages 5-15.

Company Founder Phil Black was a U.S. Navy Seal and U.S. Navy Seal instructor has expanded the line to include body building cards, yoga cards, prenatal …
Women's Sports Foundation is the leading authority on the participation of women and girls in sports—advocates for equality, educates the public, conducts research and offers grants & scholarships to promote sports and physical activity for girls and women.

Founded by Billie Jean King in 1974, the Women’s Sports Foundation builds on her legacy as a champion athlete, advocate of social justice and agent of change. We strive for gender equ…
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HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt said, "Now we have television, video games, the Internet - and an epidemic of childhood obesity. We need to get kids up and moving, and that is what these Olympic hopefuls are doing with the Public Service Announcements.
Imagination Playground is a place where kids will exercise their minds as well as their muscles.
A unique joining of private and public entities in order to provide a new playground model for cities. The first that I've heard of is this one in New York City where the Rockwell Group and New York City Department of Parks and Recreation have collaborated to create a new playground model that is a dynamic alternative to more traditional play …