Archive for the 'Physical Activity' Category

Designed to Move: Generational Impact

Posted on December 11, 2012 - Filed Under Behavior Change, Exercise, Physical Activity | Leave a Comment

The chart above (click image to enlarge) shows the impact physically active kids can have on generations.

The chart above (click image to enlarge) shows the negative impact of physically inactive kids.
These charts come from Designed to Move – A Physical Activity Agenda to Fuel the Future. Check out Designedtomove.org for more. Excellent info.

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Fit Kids Linked to Better Grades and Better Test Scores

Posted on December 10, 2012 - Filed Under Exercise, Physical Activity | Leave a Comment

My 3-year-old did her first race this past summer. Ran the whole 1K. :)
“Look, your fitter kids are the ones who will do better on tests, so that would argue against cutting physical activity from the school day.┬áThat’s the exciting thing, is if we can get people to listen and have some impact on public [...]

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Monday Monday

Posted on January 16, 2012 - Filed Under Physical Activity, Triathlon | Leave a Comment

Getting the week started with a good workout just feels good.
Did 40 mins in the pool followed by a 40 min run. Training for the Utah Half is now underway.

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Move Around

Posted on November 8, 2011 - Filed Under Exercise, Physical Activity | Leave a Comment

“It’s not how long you stay standing, but how often you stand up, how often you challenge your body to respond. What provides the baseline of physiological activity in the body is small to large movement, intermittently all day, every day.”
– Joan Vernikos, former director of life sciences at NASA
Even if you regularly exercise, it’s [...]

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Exercise is Medicine for Your Joints

Posted on August 16, 2011 - Filed Under Exercise, Physical Activity | Leave a Comment

“Even though they have joint disease, patients need to be reminded that physical activity is actually good for them. People with arthritis should be as physically active as possible, even if they accomplish less than the recommended levels.”
“When it comes to physical activity, there is good evidence that the benefits far outweigh the risks and [...]

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We Need Recess

Posted on May 25, 2011 - Filed Under Exercise, Physical Activity | Leave a Comment

Adding recess to the work day may be beneficial for adults.
“When we can build physical activity into an easy, achievable part of our day, it’s a lot less daunting for people.”
– Allison Kleinfelter, consultant with the National Physical Activity Plan
Getting some activity during the work day can help employees feel more energetic and focused. It [...]

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Move it Monday – Again

Posted on May 2, 2011 - Filed Under Exercise, Healthy Monday, Physical Activity | Leave a Comment

I love these posters from the Move it Monday campaign. Monday is a great time to start your week off with some physical activity.

As always, have a Healthy Monday.

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More Active Play

Posted on April 7, 2011 - Filed Under Exercise, Physical Activity | Leave a Comment

We all need physical activity, kids included. Here is more about physical activity for kids from LetsMove.gov.

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Reminder of the Benefits of Physical Activity

Posted on November 10, 2010 - Filed Under Exercise, Physical Activity | 2 Comments

Another reminder of the benefits of physical activity (click image to enlarge). Yes, I know you already know this. Consider this your reminder to get in some activity today.
Source: CDC: Fact Sheet for Health Professionals on Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults

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Get Some Air

Posted on November 4, 2010 - Filed Under Healthy Lifestyle, Motivation, Physical Activity, Random | 1 Comment

Go for a walk. Get some air. Think.
Source: Dweebist

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