May is National Physical Fitness & Sports Month — a great time to renew your commitment to a healthy, active lifestyle. According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, youth need 60 minutes or more of physical activity each day. In addition to physical health benefits, regular activity provides cognitive health benefits as well. Research shows that when children are physically active, they achieve higher grades, record better attendance, and their behavior improves. Put simply, active kids do better!
This is the sixth in a series of Q&A’s with RSG! Olympians and Paralympians on the topic of health and fitness. Rosalyn won a silver medal as a member of the U.S. 4x400 meter relay team at the 1976 Montreal Olympics. This is Rosalyn's 10th year participating in RSG! She currently mentors students at Trinity Street Elementary and KIPP Sol Academy Q. What is your best exercise advice? A. Keep doing it. Start now and continue on and let it be a lifetime of fitness so we never stop. … [Read More...] about 5 QUESTIONS WITH RSG! OLYMPIAN ROSALYN BRYANT CLARK
This is the fifth in a series of Q&A’s with RSG! Olympians and Paralympians on the topic of health and fitness. Craig competed in diving at the 1972 Munich Olympics. This is Craig's 10th year participating in RSG! He currently mentors students at Byrd Middle School. Q. What is your best exercise advice? A. Anything beats a blank! Q. Who inspires you today? A. I’m inspired less a particular “who,” than by what: I am inspired by anybody I experience who seems to be living their … [Read More...] about 5 QUESTIONS WITH RSG! OLYMPIAN CRAIG LINCOLN
FitnessGram is just around the corner, so our Ready, Set, Gold! team of Olympians and Paralympians were out in full force this week prepping students for their annual physical fitness test. Curl-ups and push-ups make up two of the five elements in FitnessGram, so swimmer Rada Owen spent her time at Westport Heights Elementary demonstrating form and technique. By the end of PE class the 5th grade students had it down pat. Prince Mumba (what a great name!), an 800m specialist who competed in … [Read More...] about Olympians Help Students Prep for FitnessGram