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The purpose of Et Cetera is to highlight current information distributed to the public about our various fields in order to make professionals aware of recent coverage in various publications. The views and opinions expressed in the articles do not necessarily reflect those of AAHPERD or its associations, and AAHPERD assumes no legal responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of this information. Professionals should refer to the journals, newsletters, and publications of AAHPERD for current science-based, accurate educational and professional information.

Olympic Day highlights    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Olympic Day, held annually on June 23, is celebrated by thousands of people in more than 160 countries. Commemorating the birth of the modern Olympic Games, Olympic Day is not only a celebration, but an international effort to promote fitness and well-being in addition to Olympic ideals of Fair Play, Perseverance, Respect and Sportsmanship. More

New breed of athletes seeking edge through food, not drugs
The Arizona Republic    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Most athletes enjoy a special bond with food. They eat whatever they want and still look good in the mirror. It's easy to abuse the relationship. Some Phoenix Cardinals football players make fast-food runs at lunch before dispersing into meetings. A prominent ex-Suns player wolfed down greasy breakfast sandwiches on his way to practice and never gained a pound. All this internal sabotage, and no one ever knew the difference. Until now. More

National Association for Sport and Physical Education

Young athletes use fewer drugs, but more alcohol
Reuters    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
Teens who exercise and play team sports are less likely to be smokers or use marijuana and other drugs than their peers, but they do drink more alcohol, a study said. While the findings, published in "Addiction," don't prove cause and effect, they could have important implications for preventing drug and alcohol abuse in young adults, the study's authors said. More

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Teacher bikes 5,000+ miles for physical education
Education Week    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
On Feb. 1, physical education "instructional coach" Cate Dill began a 5,000-plus-mile, cross-country journey from Santa Barbara, Calif., on her bicycle. For the next four months, Dill visited roughly 80 schools in 18 states to promote the importance of physical education programs and physical fitness in schools, in a campaign she calls Let's Get Moving, America. Along the way, she even managed to squeeze in a meeting with the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. Dill's been a physical education teacher at Ephraim Curtis Middle School in Sudbury, Mass., for the past 14 years. More

Is 'pay for play' OK for college athletes?
The Delmar Daily Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From Ohio State to Southern Cal and in between and beyond, we keep having pay scandals involving amateur athletes. Now a legendary college football coach has come up with this solution: Pay them above the counter rather than under the counter. Steve Spurrier, who spurred the University of Florida Gators to new heights during his 12 seasons there as head football coach and now is building a strong program at South Carolina, has proposed this for his conference, the SEC: Pay football players $300 per game. More

National Dance Association

Fenton Zumba Studio mixes fitness, fun
Fenton-High Ridge Patch    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Colorful lights flash and loud music thumps as a crowd of women wave their hands while gyrating on a hardwood floor. No, this isn't a new dance club—it's Zfit Studio and these women are in the middle of a Thursday night exercise class. More

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Joan Garrett celebrating 60 years of dance instruction
The Newark Advocate    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Even when Joan Garrett Wine was a little girl, she knew she wanted to be a dance teacher. "When I was a kid, I directed all my friends in a dance recital," Wine said. "I always wanted to start a dance school." A few months after graduating from Ohio State University in 1950, Wine opened Garrett Dance Arts Studio in Newark, N.J. More than 60 years later, she still teaches young dancers the fundamentals of ballet, tap and jazz. More

Research Consortium

Research: High-fat, low-carb does not hurt arteries
Stone Hearth News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Overweight and obese people looking to drop some pounds and considering one of the popular low-carbohydrate diets, along with moderate exercise, need not worry that the higher proportion of fat in such a program compared to a low-fat, high-carb diet may harm their arteries, suggests a pair of new studies by heart and vascular researchers at Johns Hopkins. More

BMO Sports Poll: Majority of parents look to team sports for their kids
Yahoo    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Thousands of children take part in sports in communities across the country; with so many options available choosing the right one can be a challenge. According to a BMO Financial Group study, four in five parents (78 percent) said they feel it's important for their child to be involved in a team sport. The study also showed that irrespective of the sport chosen, virtually all parents are looking for fun (99 percent). More

American Association for Health Education

Teen camp will focus on fitness, nutrition and overall health
Observer and Eccentric    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Biggest Loser contestant Ron Morelli knows what it is like to watch the self-esteem of overweight kids grow as their bodies shrink. He is passionate about his Morelli Health, Fitness and Nutrition Camp, which will be offered for the second time this summer. But, he does not promise a quick fix for kids with weight problems and he does not say it will be an easy seven weeks. In fact, he promises a challenging daily work-out session and a lot of hard work. More

AIDS funding for efforts to control the disease falls short
Philanthropy News Digest    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
New research suggests that the global AIDS epidemic can be controlled, but it will require more funding at a time of widespread budget cuts, the Wall Street Journal reports. Funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health and led by Myron Cohen of the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases at the University of North Carolina, the HPTN 052 study found that because antiretroviral therapy not only restores health to people with HIV but also makes them about 96 percent less likely to spread the virus to their partners, the protocol could help turn the tide with respect to the epidemic. More

American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation

It's never too late to start exercising, easy ways to get moving
Woodinville Patch    Share    Share on
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No matter what your age, experts agree keeping fit is important to a healthy life. For the elderly, even a moderate amount of physical activity can improve health in seniors, according to the National Institute of Health. More

New equipment makes fitness easier
Bundaberg News Mail    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
New equipment to help disabled people take part in sport and fitness exercises is now for hire from the Bundaberg Regional Council. Members of the Bundaberg Region Disability Sector Network got their first look at the new equipment last week, with many enjoying the chance to get a workout. More

National Association for Girls and Women in Sport

No fear for female punter at Steinbrenner High in Florida
The Tampa Tribune    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
Jessica Weatherman stood in front of her locker perplexed. Jersey? Check. Pants? Check. Football pads? Check. But what to do with all of them, she wasn't quite sure. "Do I put on everything?" Weatherman asked aloud to no one in particular. "I don't know these things yet." The world of tackle football is new to Weatherman, 16, and the Steinbrenner High junior's presence on the Warriors' varsity football team, in Florida, is new to the two-year-old high school. It's a learning process for everyone. More

What female athletes should know about ACL injuries
The Charleston Post and Courier    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
According to most studies, ACL tears occur between two and 10 times more frequently in female athletes. Women and girls who play jumping sports, like basketball and volleyball, or sports that require cutting and pivoting, like soccer and lacrosse, are the most likely victims. These athletes, and their coaches and parents, need to be familiar with the injury. More

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