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WELLNESS: Resources

"Go Wild: Free Your Body and Mind from the Afflictions of Civilization" (2014) 

Citing major research studies, authors John Ratey and Richard Manning make the case for the interrelatedness of many health problems (e.g. metabolic diseases, cancer) and emotional disorders to our inactivity and high carbohydrate diet.

"The Best Exercises for Kids That Improve Brain Development" (2014)

Short video for tips for parents by John Ratey, MD.


Society of health and physical educators.

"Movement in the Classroom: Rationale, Guidelines, and Resources to Get Schools Moving",Strategies&ResourcesforMovementintheClassroom.pdf


Play and recess to support socio-emotional learning.

"Railyard Fitness"

Functional fitness obstacle course.

"GeoMotion Group"

Physical activities for kids ages 4-12.

"GeoMotion TV"

Streaming video library of learning and physical activities for kids.

“Skillastics Virtual Physical Activity Program”

Activity Kits include 13 different themes ranging from general fitness, sport-skill development, character development, social/emotional learning, STEM, and more; they also are enhanced by the valuable inclusion of nutrition and academic integration. Aligns with National PE standards; academic integration including STEM and nutrition; sport-skill development options; includes rubrics, assessments, and lesson plans.

"Great Activities - PE Matters" (2014)

Former Carol M. White PEP Grant newsletter with PA and PE activities.

"New Kids' Gym Turns Gaming into Exercise" (2014)

Danbury exergaming gym for kids 8 and up to make exercise fun.

"Crossfit" (2014)

A program which optimizes fitness (constantly varied functional movements performed at relatively high intensity; is also the community that spontaneously arises when people do these workouts together. In fact, the communal aspect of CrossFit is a key component of why it's so effective.

“Daily Mile” (2019) 

An idea to help fight childhood obesity, that started in Scotland, has now spread to 32 countries and over 3,000 schools around the world. It's called 'the daily mile' and encourages children to run a mile a day, during school time. Film by Amelia Martyn-Hemphill

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