Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

December 18th, 2012

Thanksgiving is gone and past, which means the holiday season is creeping up. The holidays are a time for celebrating what you have with your friends, family, and other significant persons. Festivities usually center on giving gifts and, of course, eating a ton of delicious food—the latter of which can pose a big problem for […]

Fun Fall Activities to Stay Moving

November 15th, 2012

Summer is over, school is in full swing, and it’s so tempting to curl up on the couch with a vat of popcorn and the remote. Resist the call of the Sunday afternoon snooze, because there are lots of great ways to enjoy the crisp, cool days and get in a workout while you’re at […]

Too Cold To Play Outside? Try These Fun Indoor Activities To Stay Fit!

November 13th, 2012

It’s dark, it’s cold, the kids are bored, and everybody (including you) could use a little exercise and a break from staring at the TV screen. A healthy workout is especially important during the winter, not only to burn calories and keep muscles and organs in shape, but also to improve your mood. Vigorous activity […]

How to Have a Happy, Healthy Halloween

October 4th, 2012

Halloween is fast approaching, and as fun as this spooky holiday is for kids and parents alike, the main focus tends to be on stockpiling tons of those sweet, sugary treats that we try not to indulge in too much. Fear not: you and your kids can still enjoy a fun Halloween and keep the […]

5 Healthy Fall Foods

October 1st, 2012

5 Healthy Fall Foods Fall is upon us and has brought with it a wealth of colors and smells, but one of the most important parts of autumn is the produce. The word “harvest” was actually the term originally applied to this season before the 16th century. There are a ton of healthy fruits and […]

Reaching out to Rebellious PE Students

August 8th, 2012

Wouldn’t it be nice if every PE class went perfectly every time? Unfortunately, that’s rarely the case. There are always things that threaten to derail your best-laid lesson plans: adverse weather, lack of equipment, or rebellious students. Since you can’t control the storm clouds, and you probably can’t do much about your PE budget, you […]

Inspiration: Using the Olympic Games to Help Teach PE

August 3rd, 2012

Every four years something magical happens—billions of people around the world find inspiration in the Olympic Games. From powerhouse countries like the United States and China to small countries like Vanuatu and Angola, children are tuning in and watching their homeland athletes go up against the best in the world. What better time to get […]