The Activity Works Blog

Keep up-to-date with the latest topics in children's health and wellness


5 Ways to Keep Your Kids Active this Summer

August 3, 2016

Keeping your child’s brain engaged outside of school can be a tough task. Here are some useful tips to help you accomplish this: Summer Reading. Encourage your child to read a little bit everyday, start with the goal of 30 minutes per day. Many public [...]

The Science Behind Activity Works

July 27, 2016

  When the Activity Works concept was in its infancy, research showed that the most promising approach for children to be more physically active during the school day was to integrate exercise into the classroom. At the time, Physical Education [...]

heart health

May: A Month for Celebrating Physical Activity in Schools

May 20, 2016

May is not only Teacher Appreciation Month, but also National Physical Fitness and Sports Month.  I am very fortunate to have participated in a celebration of both amazing teachers and physical fitness at Hartsfield Elementary School in Houston.  [...]