Can you actually stay healthy during the winter while training? Don’t listen to me, I am currently fighting a cold (or the flu!), drinking hot lavender chamomile tea and laughing at the irony of writing this story on how to stay healthy during winter training. I’m the opposite of healthy at the moment and have…
On Oct. 16, to conclude our Athlete Leadership Connection, the Women’s Sports Foundation teamed with the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) for a mentoring initiative that connected nearly 50 girls from our community programs with champion and collegiate athletes. The event combined play and education and was centered around exposing the girls to the benefits…
Did you know that Hispanic girls are doubly hit by both gender and race disparities in sports? Every year from September 15 – October 15, WSF joins in celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month. This month we want to bring awareness to the difficulties many Hispanic families and girls are facing in regards to sports.
For years we have known that physical activity improves physical and mental health but only recently has mental health become more widely discussed in the public. This month as we celebrate mental health awareness we would like to highlight a few facts and tips regarding improving your mental health and getting active.
Physical activity is a crucial component to maintaining good health. It has long been proven that regular activity increases stamina, improves the way our bodies function and maintains a happy and healthy mind. So, what can sitting too much and not enough movement add up to?
The holidays have come and gone and with a new year brings New Year’s resolutions. Time to sit down and think about the year ahead and all that you want to accomplish. Find out about setting manageable goals to get active and stay healthy in 2017.
Thirty program leaders recently attended a WSF GoGirlGo! Leadership Institute at the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis and Learning in New York. Since the programs launch in 2001 it has helped more than one million girls get active. Working together to reach more girls, WSF discussed with the leaders the benefits of the curriculum and how it can be implemented in their communities.
When your daughter plays sports it can enhance your family’s dynamics. Sports help teach young girls important skills such as leadership, teamwork and confidence, all of which can lead to higher levels of family satisfaction in both single and dual-parent households.
It has been proven time and again that physical activity and sports can improve the health and well-being of American girls and women, serving to reinforce the preventative health message that girls and women deserve and need complete access to opportunities. Now, a 20-year respective study from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) released this month shows how children’s social skills impact their success.
On May 12, 2015, we released the third edition of Her Life Depends On It, our comprehensive look at the links between participation in sport and physical activity and the health and well-being of American girls and women. In conjunction with Women’s Health Week (May 10 – May 15), we created a WSF Report Brief, an overview of the women’s and girls’ health-related topics covered by Her Life Depends On It III.