“The beauty and charm of the wilderness are his for the asking, for the edges of the wilderness lie close beside the beaten roads of the present travel.” Theodore Roosevelt When I was growing up in Colorado our family would routinely load up the station wagon and head off to a National Park. We explored […]
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As a kid, during summer my friends and I would head off to swim camp, horse camp, art camp and various other camps. As an adult, my friends and I head off to HealthCamp. HealthCamps are part of the BarCamp phenomenon and take place all over the world. They are ‘user-generated’ with the focus on […]
Here are seven simple tips (one for every day of the week) to foster happy, healthy kids. A special shout-out to listeners of Radio Disney Philly who caught my interview on the Backyard Show – these are especially for you! Lead. By example. You are a role model for your kids. If they see you […]
More than half of all American adult internet users have looked online for exercise or fitness information, according to a new Pew report, The Social Life of Health Information. As shown in the graph above, that’s an astounding 38% of all American adults. The Pew Internet/California Healthcare Foundation survey, authored by Susannah Fox and Sydney […]
“For years when I got in an exercise rut and got bored or tired of my workouts I would always take time off from my normal workouts and play basketball. I would get a ball and go shoot like when I was a kid. I would find myself playing, sweating, and not counting the minutes.” […]
[ This list currently has over 300 entries. I am trying to keep it updated, so please let me know what I am missing! Thanks, Carol] There’s growing recognition that play is not just, well, child’s play. Mounting evidence shows play has a crucial role in cognitive, physiological, behavioral and social development and adaptation at […]
“If you’re looking for ways to get your children to move more this summer, show them the games you played as a kid, such as chasing lightning bugs, jumping rope, playing kickball, flying a kite or using a hula hoop. In this age of high-tech entertainment, call it retro play.” That’s the opening of a […]
What do you get when choreographers interpret scientific papers that interpret our cells choreography? A Science Dance Match Up Challenge. In a challenge recently held by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), four professional choreographers were paired with four scientists to create dances based on peer-reviewed scientific research. Individuals were invited to […]