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National Archery in the Schools Workshop
This program promotes international-style target archery as part of an in-school curriculum. NASP is a co-gender program for grades 4 to 12 in which children and teenagers of all sizes and abilities can enjoy and excel. The program instructs teachers in archery skills so they can implement NASP in their schools. More about NASP.
Introduction to Recreational Flat-water Kayaking
Following the standard American Canoe Association curriculum, the program offers information about equipment, safe carrying techniques, launching and landing the kayak, and proper paddling techniques to maintain control of the kayak. The workshop can include on-the-water paddling. More about the American Canoe Association's courses.
"You Only Live Once" (YOLO) is a another term for Stand-Up Paddle Boarding, a sport that benefits the whole body and includes a strong core workout. On-water paddling skills can be learned in an hour. More about YOLO boarding.
For more information, contact Joanna Faerber, Chair of Fitness and Wellness.
Early Bird, Early Bird, that is the Word!
Don't forget to bring your workout gear and pick one of our early bird Wake-Up, Warm-Up sessions at the upcoming AAHPERD National Convention and Expo to start your day with a clear head and energized body. If you are interested in leading a Wake-Up, Warm-Up session next year, please contact AAPAR and we will put you down. See you early in Boston!
Move It Monday!
Join a movement of people and organizations who commit every Monday to the behaviors and actions that will end preventable disease in the United States. The Healthy Monday organization offers tips and and activities for using the unique feel of Monday to remember to start and keep up healthy habits.
Be Active Your Way Blog
Check out the Be Active Your Blog, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
Walk Faster to Lose Weight
Women who want to prevent weight gain as they get older need to ride a bicycle or walk briskly every day rather than just strolling, a study from Harvard University found.
Adventures on the Bayou
AAHPERD Southern District,in conjunction with LAAHPERD, hosted an outdoor recreation conference in May for physical educators. The conference's hands-on activities demonstrated how teachers could introduce recreational activities into their physical education programs. Mark Fenton, author, race walker, and environmental activist was the keynote speaker. Featured activities included cycling, geo-caching, a ropes course, archery, kayaking, canoeing, and fishing. Fifty-five participants from five states attended the three-day conference in Baton Rouge
Tennessee AHPERD has expressed an interest in hosting the event next year. If you would like to participate, contact Joanna Faerber.
Last updated: 4/25/2012