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  • Dancing doesn’t do it for PE
    Dancing doesn’t do it for PE
    Dance is often offered as an alternative to PE, particularly for girls. However, a new study has found that dance falls short of the mark in regard to physical conditioning. The findings were published online on May 18 in the journal Pediatrics by...
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    Keep your kids active on a rainy day
    It is important to keep children active and incorporate physical education into their days. Even on rainy days, it is necessary to keep their minds and bodies busy.Get CreativeBuild an indoor jungle gym out of furniture in your home. If you have a...
  • 20 Great ways to keep kids active in the winter
    20 Great ways to keep kids active in the winter
    It can be hard to keep kids active in the winter. Kids can still get moving outside in pretty cold temperatures, but in many states the temperature can get dangerously low.Homeschool kids can still get their physical education time in through...
  • Backyard games to play with bubbles
    Backyard games to play with bubbles
    Playing with bubbles is a fun way for your children to get fresh air and exercise. Illinois education law requires that children receive instruction in physical development. The following bubble-themed games are fun for the whole family and...
  • Do kids need PE classes?
    PE combats obesity and improves test scores
    Dear LA Teacher,I’m a retired PE teacher. Back in the 1970s when I taught physical education at a San Fernando Valley junior high school, about 4% of my student was overweight. That number has quadrupled today. What is being done about PE...
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    The latest research: Physical fitness and academic excellence go together
    Yet another studyhas found that students who are in better shape physically also do better in school. Published online Wednesday, this new research surprised some experts by finding no strong connection between Body Mass Index (BMI) and academic...
  • Wimpy California teens
    Wimpy California teens
    According to a May 31, 2011 policy brief from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, more than one-third of California teens do not participate in school physical education. Despite a state requirement that public middle and high school...
  • Homeschooling your active child
    Homeschooling your active child
    In today's society, it's not viewed as a good thing for children to be too active. They're supposed to sit still, pay attention, be quiet. School can be nightmarish for energetic, excitable kids.It's easy to debate whether children...
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    St. Louis Creator of Quarterback King game to teach PE classes
    While instructing P.E. classes for homeschoolers since 1987, Cort Hubbard has created a new board game called Quarterback King. Quarterback King combines chess-like moves with the strategy of football. Imagine what skills await you and your...
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    A total Taichi experience with Anna Lum
    Anna Lum teaching breathing exerciseFaust Park is a unique park located in Chesterfield, St. Louis, Missouri, with a beautiful old-time Carousel House and a fascinating Butterfly House to stir up imaginations. In between these two lays soft, green...
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    An Interview with Bill Douglas, author of 2012: The Awakening (part 2 of 2)
    World Tai Chi & Qigong Dat celebration in Hong Kong, (Courtsey of WTCQD)VIOLET: I am totally amazed by the amount of information that you have in the book and how brilliantly you threaded it throughout the story. How long did it take you to do...
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    An Interview with Bill Douglas, author of 2012: The Awakening (part 1 of 2)
    World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Images (Courtsey of WTCQD)The critically acclaimed thriller 2012: The Awakening is the first fiction written by Bill Douglas, who is the founder of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day and World Healing Day. The synopsis...
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    Shorin Ryn Pro-Am karate tournament includes Tai Chi
    Ming Busalaki, Grand ChampionJim McClung, Herb Parran, and LeRoy Alsup (from left to right)More than 500 people, including 200 contestants gathered in the Vashon High School Gym, in St. Louis, Missouri, on the past Saturday for 21st Shorin Ryn Pro...
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    Qi Dao: Cultivating the Shen and Training of mind
    (Courtesy of Qi Dao)Many Taichi practitioners understand the progressive phases of studying the art: learning the form, training the breathing, working the internal energy, practicing with Yi (intend) and ultimately practicing with Shen. But what...
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    You don't want to miss Qigong Women in the Wilderness Retreat
    Lackview at BWCAWUnder the leadership of two outstanding Taichi and Qigong masters Cis Hager and Rebecca Kali, the 6th Annual Qigong Women in the Wilderness Retreat will be held in beautiful stress-free Ely, Minnesota on July 10 – 17.You don...
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