Obesity, Hunger, Inactivity and the Search for Hidden Answers

Some interesting questions about our perception of the causes of obesity, hunger and lack of activity. Read more

Sun and Mud and a Spring Day and Just Having Fun

At last! After long winter months of running in school hallways. After endless hurdle drills on linoleum and cement. After dreary, dark training runs on icy roads—Spring had sprung. We were finally the recipients of a beautiful, sunny Spring day,... Read more

The “Fun Theory” is a Physical Education Staple

The “Fun Theory” is the idea that “something as simple as fun is the easiest way to change people’s behavior for the better.” It was an initiative of Volkswagen as a marketing tool to develop the image that their vehicles... Read more

PaceTrek Program Gets Students Moving

If you’re looking for a way to motivate your students to walk or run on a regular basis, check out the PaceTrek.com website.  Founder Paul Staso has developed a series of events in which he takes students on a virtual... Read more

Can Physical Education Unite a War-Torn Country?

When it comes to physical education, it seems that Uganda is more advanced in its thinking than many North American school boards. Rather than firing PE teachers and cutting PE from school curricula, Uganda’s ministry for education has announced that... Read more

“Hurricane” Hazel McCallion Illustrates the Benefits of Lifetime Fitness

As the end of 2009 approaches, I’ll leave you with an illustration of the true end-goal of  successful physical education programs – an example of the benefits of a lifetime of consistent exercise. Hazel McCallion, at 88 years of age,... Read more