• Letters to Save P.E. - A Letter from Beth Sibik

    Letters to Save P.E. - A Letter from Beth Sibik

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    Beth Sibik is a physical education/wellness teacher for the Winchendon School District in Massachusetts. She has worked in the district for 21 years. The district has decided to cut the unified arts programs for the fall semester. She has written a letter to the district, which has been posted in a private Facebook group.
  • It's Time To Save PE

    It's Time To Save PE

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    In the wake of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and social distancing rules, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has warned that state aid for public schools could be slashed by 20%. The impact of these cuts will linger for years, particularly for those already hit the hardest: teachers, who are beginning to see job losses mount, and kids in poor areas, where schools often provide the only...
  • Childhood Obesity: Where Are We Now?

    Childhood Obesity: Where Are We Now?

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    Childhood obesity is on the rise. Where are we now and what are we doing to prevent it?
  • Physical Education Lesson Ideas to Promote Healthy Bodies and Minds

    Physical Education Lesson Ideas to Promote Healthy Bodies and Minds

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    With kids getting more and more screen time each and every day, breaks for physical activity are becoming more and more important. But how do you get kids engaged in activities that teach life skills and promote physical activity?
  • Sidewalk Magic: Fit and Fun Playscapes Brings Active Sidewalks Locally

    Sidewalk Magic: Fit and Fun Playscapes Brings Active Sidewalks Locally

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    On May 13, Fit and Fun Playscapes brought the power of Active Sidewalks to the streets of their local community. These were the results!
  • Planning Services That Help You Visualize

    Planning Services That Help You Visualize

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    Having trouble creating your ideas? Is it difficult for you to convey your ideas to your team? Is your team unable to visualize your ideas?  If your answer is "yes" to any of these questions, Fit and Fun Playscapes can help. Fit and Fun Playscapes can help you plan your recess areas, playground spaces, Active Sidewalks or sensory pathways.  We have dedicated on-staff designers that can...
  • Active Sidewalks - Why Now is The Right Time to Create One

    Active Sidewalks - Why Now is The Right Time to Create One

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    Active Sidewalks  a.k.a. Chalk the Walk, Fitness Trails, Activity Circuits, etc. are becoming very popular on social media these days, although being around for decades. With everyone staying at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and finding this new normal increasingly challenging to stay fit or become fit, Active Sidewalks are taking on new dimensions. Communities are recognizing the need to provide safe, versatile...
  • Childhood Obesity Puts Kids At Increased Risk For Adult Heart Disease

    Childhood Obesity Puts Kids At Increased Risk For Adult Heart Disease

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    Childhood Obesity Puts Kids at Increased Risk For Developing Adult Heart Disease When was the last time you got your child's heart checked out? February is American Heart Month, and the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) wants you to know that heart disease isn't just a concern for adults 65 and up.  "Heart disease doesn’t happen just to older adults," the CDC writes on...
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