CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 2013 |
In an era where test scores dominate discussions about education, a handful of schools received state recognition Friday for their physical fitness programs. Other groups were singled out for arts programs or career education. Warren High School in Downey received the widest ranging recognition, with citations in fitness, arts and career education. Nearby Hutchinson Middle School in La Mirada was an honoree in the fitness category. “We have a philosophy that a student needs to be a whole child, and that it's not about academics alone,” said Sarah Gilbert, dean of students at Hutchinson.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 2013 |
For Dr. Antronette K. Yancey, a UCLA public health professor, exercise could be fun and done in short bursts in the workplace, schools and even places of worship. Her campaign to urge people to incorporate physical activity into their daily lives led to a 2010 book about the topic - "Instant Recess: Building a Fit Nation 10 Minutes at a Time. " Long before First Lady Michelle Obama launched a national conversation on physical fitness, Yancey was talking about the dangers of a sedentary lifestyle and the benefits of exercise, colleagues said.
December 13, 2012 |
Athletes who win at the Olympics may bring home more than just a medal: They could add a few years to their life spans, scientists have found. Winners of a gold (or silver or bronze) medal lived almost three years longer on average than their country's general population - when matched for age, gender and birth year - according to a study released Thursday by the journal BMJ that examined some 15,174 Olympic medalists. The research follows an earlier, controversial report of an "Oscar bump" that found that actors who had won Academy Awards for leading or supporting roles from 1929 onward lived an average of 3.9 years longer than actors who hadn't snagged the coveted gold statue.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 2012 |
If I gain a few pounds this holiday season, I'm going to blame the anti-obesity program at my children's school. Does that sound like the worst dieting excuse ever? I submit that such (deep fried) pretzel logic comes with being a parent in the Los Angeles Unified School District. My children attend a Spanish immersion program in Highland Park. It's a good school, with caring teachers and a committed principal. But like a lot of campuses in Los Angeles, Aldama Elementary has paved blacktop instead of a grassy playing field.
September 21, 2012 |
Mitt Romney's physician described the Republican presidential nominee as an “energetic, strong, physically fit” and vigorous man in a letter released Friday offering the first detailed glimpse into the state of his health. Dr. Randall D. Gaz, who practices at Massachusetts General Hospital and has been Romney's personal physician since 1989, said the former Massachusetts governor has “no physical impairments that should interfere with his rigorous and demanding political career as the next president of the United States.” “He has shown the ability to be engaged in multiple, varied, simultaneous activities requiring complex mental, social, emotional, and leadership skills,” Gaz wrote in the letter released on Romney's website.
September 7, 2012
Re "Gray Davis on Brown vs. Christie," Sept. 5 Who cares if Gov. Jerry Brown can beat New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in a physical fitness contest? A top-quality governor would win a "fiscal fitness" contest. Brown being physically fit is not going to help California one iota. In a fiscal fitness matchup, Christie would come out way ahead of Brown. Lea Osborne Woodland Hills ALSO: Letters: Clinton stirs the Democrats Letters: Driver's licenses for all Californians Letters: Don't make truants come to school