CURRENT NEWS ARTICLES
The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Midcourse Report: Strategies to Increase Physical Activity Among Youth (March 13, 2013)
U.S. Health and Human Services reviewed evidence-based strategies in schools, preschool and child care centers, communities, home, and health care for increasing physical activity among young people aged 3 to 17 years. Research shows that school physical activity programs have greater success when multiple strategies are put into action together:
Improve the quality of physical education by increasing lesson time, ensuring that the lessons are delivered by well-trained specialists, and emphasizing instructional practices that provide substantial moderate to vigorous activity.
Provide classroom activity breaks.
Develop activity opportunities before and after school including active transports.
Build skills for how to be physically active.
Provide after-school activity space and equipment. Read more.
More exercise, even in the evening, is linked to better sleep: Special for USA TODAY (March 4, 2013)
If late night exercise works for you, just do it. That's new advice from a leading sleep group and other experts in sleep and exercise, all of whom say it's time to throw out the old rule that you should never exercise in the hours just before bedtime. Read more.
PERFORMANCE TRIAD: ACTIVITY STAND-TO! Edition (February 27, 2013)
The Army has no greater mission than to help Soldiers and the Army family (Soldiers, retirees, family members and civilians) prevent disease to live healthier, active lives. Physical activity is any movement of the body of moderate intensity that increases your heart rate and works your major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders and arms). Read more.