News tagged with physical education

Designer’s play mat a touching story

A Monash industrial design student has developed an interactive play set which helps visually impaired children learn the basics of Braille and develop their motor skills.

May 17, 2011
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Mississippi tips scale as nation's fattest state

(AP) -- Rural Mississippi is the country's fattest state for the seventh year in a row, according to an annual obesity report issued Thursday. Colorado, a playground for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts, is the nation's thi ...

Jul 07, 2011
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Fitness tests get tweaked

We're not saying they're not out there, somewhere, blithely crushing pre-pubescent souls with their whistles and clipboards and flexed-arm-hang timers.

Sep 16, 2011
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Movement + academics = success

When schools cut physical education programs so students can spend more time in the classroom, they may be missing a golden opportunity to promote learning, according to research to be presented Sunday, May 1, at the Pediatric ...

May 01, 2011
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Adolescents sleeping more hours score higher in math

Adolescents sleeping more hours score higher on mathematics, while those who sleep between six and ten hours (ie. an average sleep pattern) got significantly better scores, as compared to those with a short (6 hours or less ...

Oct 19, 2011
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Making schools a healthier place

Nearly one of every three U.S. children is overweight or obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control, a rate that has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years.

Jun 30, 2014
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