Why Soccer Fields Are Sprouting Up at Atlanta’s Transit Stations

In 1978, Atlanta’s public transit operator built an amphitheater at the Five Points station, the nexus of its rail network, hoping that people would take transit to attend events there. They didn’t. As the decades passed, MARTA’s amphitheater went unused due to a lack of programming, and it took up valuable real estate in the [...]

By | December 7th, 2018|Voces|1 Comment

Playing high school football changes the teenage brain

A single season of high school football may be enough to cause microscopic changes in the structure of the brain, according to a new study by researchers at UC Berkeley, Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain scans have revealed that playing a single season [...]

By | November 29th, 2018|Voces|0 Comments

Largest study of its kind gauges community efforts to combat childhood obesity, a key risk factor for later chronic disease

LAWRENCE — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in five US school-age children and young people ages 6 to 19 years suffers from obesity, a tripling of such numbers since the 1970s. For individual children, genetics, eating and exercise all play a role in weight status — but the influence of [...]

By | October 22nd, 2018|Voces|0 Comments

FMF, Jugamos Todos

Programa de iniciación deportiva de la FMF, Jugamos Todos El mayor interés sigue siendo el de seguir colaborando y aportando con la metodología para que más niños y niñas de México, aprendan y se activen jugando. Les compartimos una infografía que explica lo que es el programa, así como los resultados que se han obtenido, en el [...]

By | September 24th, 2018|Voces|0 Comments

Kids are so over-scheduled that doctors are being told to prescribe play

For many parents, back-to-school season incites a mad scramble to organize kids’ activities—from music lessons to math club and after-school tutoring. But a new policy report from the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests we’d do better to pencil in big blocks of time devoted to nothing but free play. “Play is not frivolous,” the report says. Rather, research [...]

By | September 18th, 2018|Voces|0 Comments

Preparing Our Children for a Lifetime of Fitness

  It is widely known that this generation of kids is the least active in our nation’s history. At the National Fitness Foundation, we find this unacceptable and are on a mission to reverse this trend so that all children can benefit from a lifetime of health and fitness. That is why we recently joined [...]

By | January 4th, 2018|Voces|0 Comments

México le gana a EU… en obesidad y sobrepeso

México tiene la tasa más alta de sobrepeso y obesidad en mayores de 15 años, advirtió la Organización para la Cooperación y el Desarrollo Económicos (OCDE) en su informe Panorama de la Salud 2017. El 72.5% de la población en la nación tiene esos problemas, de los cuales, 33.3% tiene obesidad y 39.2% sobrepeso. En [...]

By | November 13th, 2017|Obesidad, Voces|0 Comments

The Value of Play As a Driver of Innovation

Innovation does not always have to be the result of serious study and agonizing progress. As Steven Johnson so eloquently argues in Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World, many of the activities and endeavors we have undertaken for pleasure have fueled an exceptional amount of innovation and discovery. The story of play, of how it fits into [...]

By | September 10th, 2017|Voces|0 Comments