The More They Burn, the Better They Learn

This article was originally posted on the Let's Move blog. The physical activity facts for adolescent and school health were originally published on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

AmeriCorps Member Pledges to Keep Kids Active

A passion for learning and service means one rotation was not enough for AmeriCorps member Rebbecca Bakre. So, after a stint with Civic Works, the 24-year-old, University of Maryland graduate joined Playworks Baltimore AmeriCorps while she pursues her master's in public administration.

Healthy Living Through Yoga

Roll up your sleeves and play!

It’s time for us to rally around our parks and playgrounds. Every child has the right to a safe, well-maintained, inspiring place to play, and with a little elbow grease and community energy, we can improve our play spaces, strengthen our neighborhoods, and ensure the happiness and health of our children. A simple enhancement project can go a long way.

It’s Not Too Late - Take the Let's Read. Let's Move. Summer Fitness Challenge!

We challenged YOU to get moving this summer and to take the Let’s Read. Let’s Move. Summer Fitness Challenge - it’s not too late to sign up! Why not use the remaining days of sunny weather as an opportunity to challenge yourself and the kids in your life physically?

We know many of you are already active and we want to hear about what you’re doing! By creating an account, you can track your activity with people from across the country as we all participate in a nationwide movement towards better health.

Replacing Lazy Summer Days with Summer Advantage USA

Summer Advantage USA is celebrating a successful summer of activity, encouraging over 3000 children in grades K-8 to replace lazy summer days with:

  • Physical enrichment activities for at least 60 minutes per day
  • Rigorous reading and academic programs
  • A healthy breakfast and lunch

Five days a week for 5 weeks, 450 outstanding educators, teachers, college students, and community members, committed their time to helping children read and move.

Philadelphia Kicks Off Let's Read. Let's Move.

Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter believes in the power of service to address real community needs. “As summer school and many other summer opportunities draw to a close at the end of July, it is more important than ever to leverage volunteers in ways that meet the academic, social and physical needs of our young people straight through to the first day of school,” said Mayor Nutter in the days leading up to the launch of Philadelphia’s first ever summer service challenge.

“I don’t need ruby slippers, when I have running shoes”

“I don’t need ruby slippers, when I have running shoes” ...Girls on the Run participant

Girls on the Run of Northern Virginia is a part of an international organization dedicated to educating and preparing girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living through running. Girls on the Run offers a curriculum-based youth development program for girls in grades 3-8. The curriculum is delivered in 10-week sessions by trained volunteer coaches and culminates in a celebratory 5K running event.

Take the Summer Fitness Challenge

What are you up to this summer? Are you movin’ and shakin’? It’s easy to let the summer heat keep you from playing outside – maybe one of the reasons I took up figure skating was to stay cool in the summer. OK, that might not be 100% true, but having dedicated such a large part of my life to my sport, I know how important physical activity is for your body, mind, and spirit.

Take the Let's Read. Let's Move Summer Fitness Challenge!

Summer time is the best time to stay active and get fit - turn lazy summer days into playtime adventures by taking the Let's Read. Let's Move. Summer Fitness Challenge!

Summer provides many opportunities to get active - whether it be at the pool, hiking a local trail, or playing in a neighborhood softball game. With most kids out of school, summer is the perfect time to get outside and get active. Why not use the remaining days of sunny weather and no school as an opportunity to challenge yourself and the kids in your life physically?


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