Throughout the month of May WSF is joining in celebrating and advocating for National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, something we believe should be celebrated all year long. Through our research we know that when girls participate in sports they are not only living healthier but they are learning important life lessons.
Your collegiate athletic career is over. Your identity is no longer synonymous with your sport. New coworkers, roommates and passersby alike ask you what it must have been like to play collegiate ball. And while we all had diverse and unique experiences as athletes in college, what we all have in common is a structured youth. But now you don’t have that.
You’ve heard the health-and-fitness message your whole life: “To get healthy and fit, and stay that way, you need regular exercise—preferably, an intense workout three or four times a week for at least 40 minutes.” Incredibly, by just changing the message, we can transform this vicious cycle of failure into a sustainable cycle of success. So let’s change the message now!
If watching a 92 year old woman finish a marathon this past May was not inspiration enough the Senior Olympics were a guarantee to ignite the fire within and encourage you to get out and get moving. A recent study of participants in the Senior Olympics, also known at the National Senior Games, found that the athletes’ fitness ages are typically 20 years or more younger than their chronological age.
We’ve got a surefire way to improve your GPA this semester or your performance at work during these long, cold winter months. It doesn’t involve a quick fix or a miracle drug or a revolutionary new technique. All it takes is a little old-fashioned physical activity – an idea we’ve believed in all along and an one that science is beginning to prove more and more.
A landmark new study examining the burden of stress on the lives of Americans is making headlines and pushing the importance of physical activity even more into the media spotlight. The NPR/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Harvard School of Public Health “Burden of Stress in America Survey” was conducted from March 5 to April 8, 2014 and surveyed approximately 2,500 respondents.
Childhood obesity has been a prevalent issue in recent times and there is constant research being conducted that delves into the causes, effects and negative repercussions of this health risk. One of the latest studies draws a correlation between parental monitoring of children’s media consumption and their children’s respective body mass indices.