OK, class, hands up. Who performs a thorough warm-up before going for a run? I would put good money on this number being less than 50 percent, maybe even as low as 25 percent. And, no, a slow first mile doesn't count. There are numerous reasons why runners often don't take...
With the launch of our new brand and name as SHAPE America, this year's theme is "Let's SHAPE America through Dance!" This special week focuses on the value of physical education and activity in the lives of children and adults and kicks...
Children don't exercise. Children play. But if the play becomes too competitive and not enough fun, some children get turned off to sports or physical activity altogether. Those who have had limited opportunities to develop their skills are most at risk due to feelings of...
The promotion of physical fitness has been a key objective of physical education for more than a century. During this period physical education has evolved to accommodate the changing views on fitness and health. One of the most significant developments is the establishment...
The Society of Health and Physical Educators — formerly known as AAHPERD — has continued its rebranding efforts to be the premiere organization for school health and physical educators with the introduction of its new streamlined website — SHAPEAmerica.org....
Haley Robinson has spent every Tuesday evening over the past six months dancing with William "Billy" Geilfuss. Although he isn't able to say hello or wave to her in the traditional sense when she arrives, she can sense his excitement...
The toll childhood obesity takes on Americans' lifelong health is well documented but new research from Duke University looks at its lifetime monetary price tag. Spoiler: The per person cost for medical care is more than a year of college.
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