Tag Archives: childhood obesity

Sleep Deprivations Connection to Weight Gain, Increased Health Risk and Death

How many of you have a tendency to stay up late and then eat too much before bed time? Do you wake up with little energy and then eat too much throughout the day?  Believe it or not there is a connection between long term sleepless nights, increased weight gain, disease and death. Many are also unaware how sleep deprivation changes habits and behaviors and mood long term and how that increases other health risks. (more…)

City Recreation Reversing Inactivity Pandemic In Light of Covid-19

Updated: 4/6/2020 by Marc Woodard Now more than ever people are attracted to walkable cities and community recreation facilities to help melt away body fat and get more fit. Although Covid-19 has currently shut down fitness, community and gym facilities, this has not changed the fact, people looking to move, stay active and get more fit are trending toward places that offer a safe environment and public use recreation amenities as top priorities. Cities with (more…)

City and School Recreation Partnerships

As a result of constrained school and city budgets, more public-to-public partnerships are forming nationally. These partnerships look to share tax paid facilities and land to enhance educational and recreational resources for children. Thereafter parent committees and city board members often look to further expand those opportunities for the good of all. Several park and recreation departments already embrace partnerships with area schools, but if yours doesn’t, you should consider the benefits. These partnerships are (more…)