Athleat Field Lab hydration research benefits nutrition students and athletes

Matt Mixer, Executive DirectorBest Practices, Future Professionals, News & Events, Public Relations/Marketing

Research has shown that athletes who train in the heat show improved performance in all temperatures. However, ensuring enough fluid intake in those conditions is key. New research coming out of the recently established Athleat Field Lab, a joint initiative of ASU’s College of Health Solutions’ nutrition program and Sun Devil Athletics, seeks to address the unique environment ASU student-athletes …

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

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Are you ready to P.L.A.Y.? I know it is still summer break for most of you, but the time is quickly approaching for all of us to return to the profession we love! I hope you all had a restful and rejuvenating break and found some time to get meaningful professional development. Arizona Health and Physical Education has multiple opportunities …

TIPS TO MAKE DRINKING WATER MORE FUN AND STAY HYDRATED

Matt Mixer, Executive DirectorBest Practices, Public Relations/Marketing

Are you and your kids drinking enough water this summer? Try these tips from Fitness Magazine: Infuse it. Put fruit slices, such as lemon, lime, and orange, in a pitcher of water and refrigerate. Add coconut ice. Fill your ice cube tray with coconut water, then pop the cubes into your glass to give water a nutty, slightly sweet taste. Mash fruits in …

Fuel Up To Play 60 Program Advisor Training – Save the Date!

Matt Mixer, Executive DirectorBest Practices, Future Professionals, News & Events, Partnerships, Public Relations/Marketing

This fun, high energy event is scheduled for October 2 at The Tempe Buttes.  Before you take off for your summer vacation . . . schedule this date in for your Professional Development plans for the 2018-2019 school year. Featured this year will be Danielle from Dance Play with a Pound Workout More information will be sent in the fall.

Super volunteer takes community’s health to heart

Matt Mixer, Executive DirectorBest Practices, News & Events, Public Relations/Marketing

April 19, 2018 / Debe Campbell, AJP Editorial Assistant A familiar face at the Tucson Jewish Community Center, Rhina Gerhauser in March marked a quarter-century there as a group fitness instructor and personal trainer. Her motto is, “It’s never too late to start living healthier. And always too soon to stop.” In 2015, she was voted Tucson’s Top Group Fitness Instructor by …

Congratulations Debbie Striker!

Matt Mixer, Executive DirectorBest Practices, News & Events, Public Relations/Marketing

A big shout out goes out to our very own Debbie Striker for being a Top 25 teacher in Kyrene School District! Superintendent, Dr. Jan Vesly walk into her Physical Education class to present this award. Her willingness to always go above and beyond for Kyrene de la Mirada community and the health and physical education profession is always greatly appreciated. …

Josh Meibos, setting a welcomed high bar for all Health and Physical Education Teachers!

Matt Mixer, Executive DirectorAdvocacy, Best Practices, Future Professionals, Membership, News & Events, Public Relations/Marketing

Josh Meibos, a physical-education teacher at Crockett Elementary School in the Balsz School District, Phoenix,  spoke in the Opening General Session of the 2018 SHAPE America National Convention in Nashville.  He is the Arizona Teacher of the Year, (for all subject areas!) Josh is setting a welcomed high bar for all Health and Physical Education Teachers not only in Arizona …

ASU’s Hans van der Mars to be Inducted Into SHAPE America’s Hall of Fame

Matt Mixer, Executive DirectorAdapted Physical Education, Advocacy, Best Practices, Executive Director, Future Professionals, Membership, News & Events, Partnerships, Public Relations/Marketing

RESTON, VA, March 6, 2018 — SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators announced today that Hans van der Mars, who serves as program director for Arizona State University’s Physical Education Teacher Education Program and its Master’s of Physical Education (M.P.E.) program, will be inducted into the organization’s Hall of Fame on Friday, March 23, during its 133rd …

Student Wellness Advocacy Team Creates Campus Culture of Health and Wellness at Sandra Day O’Connor High School in Phoenix

Matt Mixer, Executive DirectorAdvocacy, Best Practices, Executive Director, News & Events, Public Relations/Marketing

Homework, grades, standardized tests, college applications…it isn’t surprising that stress can run rampant in any high school community. Chronic stress can lead to unhealthy habits that contribute to obesity – even anxiety and depression. A survey by the American Psychological Association found that nearly half of all teens (45%) said they were stressed by school. Stress is something that must …