Childhood Obesity – Sleeping May Prevent Pounds

Childhood Obesity – Sleeping May Prevent Pounds

Sleep serves important biological functions, giving the body time and opportunity for a host of metabolic processes that just can’t be done while we’re conscious and actively using our bodies and minds. It also serves important cognitive processes, such as...
Child Health Week 2010: Reaffirming Commitment to Kids

Child Health Week 2010: Reaffirming Commitment to Kids

Those of you who have known us or the program for a while know that Yoga Calm was born out of real world, classroom need. At the time – right around the turn of the millennium – Lynea was working as a counselor in a rural Oregon elementary school, where, as we write...
Reducing Anxiety through Exercise

Reducing Anxiety through Exercise

leah pritchard/Flickr Physical exercise has more than just physical benefits. For instance, as we wrote a while back, when kids exercise more, they also tend to achieve more academically. In Spark, John Ratey provides ample support for this as well as the many other...
Michelle Obama Says, “Let’s Move” – We Agree

Michelle Obama Says, “Let’s Move” – We Agree

Last month, we looked at how the distraction brought on by electronic media and multitasking can cause problems for kids – things like lower grades, mood swings and more behavioral issues. But it’s not just about mental distraction. There’s a physical...
Electronic Media and the Battle for Our Minds

Electronic Media and the Battle for Our Minds

When was the last time you had an hour – an hour without distractions – just to think about things? Or even a half hour? Fifteen minutes? As I write this blog, instant messages flash up on my second monitor while my printer churns out workshop handouts and my cell...

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