Physical Activity

Daily Physical Activity Can Alleviate Anxiety and Depression in Children

Back in 2010, the federal government launched Healthy People 2020, a national initiative that sets science-based objectives for improving the health of all Americans. Based in part on the widely known, research-based correlation among kids, exercise and mental health, Healthy People 2020 recommends that adolescents get a minimum of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous …

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PE and Academic Performance

Research Reveals an Essential Connection Between PE and Academic Performance

The research is clear: There is a significant, positive and directly proportionate connection between school PE and academic performance. Children benefit from daily physical activity in multiple ways, many of which support their achievement in subjects like math, science, social studies and Language Arts. Schools and districts that prioritize movement during the school day are …

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Marathon Kids Connect for Classroom Teachers

Classroom teachers are nothing if not flexible, adapting year after year to ever-changing standards and expectations, data gathering and reporting requirements, and more. Now, with this school year’s ever-shifting schedule modifications and new requirements, many classroom teachers are also adding physical activity to their lists of teaching duties. If you are one of these teachers, …

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Coach Brook Brown Inspires Middle Schoolers In Tustin, California

In the heart of Orange County, in the southeastern portion of the greater Los Angeles area, lies Columbus Tustin Middle School, where Coach Brook Brown hosts the CT Bulldogs Run Club every Thursday. This is the first year for this grant-funded Marathon Kids club. The majority of its 225 participating students, who are in sixth, …

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Marathon Kids Coach Nora Ryan Emphasizes Teamwork and Fun

“At Piney Point, the Marathon Kids program means teamwork, accountability and fun!” That’s what Coach Nora Ryan has to report about her Marathon Kids running club, the Trackers, at Piney Point Elementary in Houston, Texas. Four thousand students in Houston will run with Marathon Kids this year, and Piney Point is responsible for 1,200 of …

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