4 Ways to Avoid Halloween Candy Overload

October 24th, 2013

With Halloween just a week away, kids and parents are gearing up for the spooky festivities and sugary gorge-fest. It’s not only children who become increasingly excited as the end of October looms near—retailers and manufactures are also preparing for a big Halloween sales. The National Retail Federation estimates total Halloween spending in the U.S. […]

New Obesity Statistics Widget

February 11th, 2011

The United States is facing a child obesity epidemic and now, more than ever, needs people and organizations to step forward to change our path of self destruction. The technology exists to focus the world’s talents, creativity, and expertise on solving the problem that has cost our nation trillions of dollars over the past decade in health care costs. The combination of a grassroots movement and innovative ideas for reversing obesity will save our country money, lives, and keep our kids healthy.

The Campaign to Exterminate Physical Activity

January 5th, 2011

I was taking a delightful bike ride on a sunny but brisk December day in San Diego, and I actually passed a father and son who were riding electric bikes (no pedaling). Just a couple of minutes later I saw a family zipping around like robots on Segways. Those images kind of spoiled my ride—for […]

Healthy Holiday Recipes

December 13th, 2010

Holiday Pudding Cups A light delicious treat which is fruitful, festive, and requires very little work. Plus it is in its own dish, so less clean up after a holiday party. Ingredients: 1pkg Philo dough (thawed) 1pkg JELLO instant vanilla pudding (regular or sugar free) Milk (for pudding) ¼ cup Pomegranate ¼ cup Strawberry (sliced) […]

A Job Worth Doing

November 23rd, 2009

By Dr. James Sallis Does anyone ever ask you why you work in the physical activity or physical education field? If so, or if you wonder whether this hard work is worth it, consider these facts: Physical inactivity accounts for almost 200,000 U.S. deaths annually (Danaei et al., 2009). It is ranked fourth behind smoking […]