Posted on 17 August 2012.
Our Health & Fitness page today has the results of a new federal survey finding that teen drivers are improving their safety habits in some areas, but texting presents a major new risk. Meanwhile, we link you to a Washington Post article that examines a summer quandary: Should you take water or a sports drink after your hot summer workout? Today in HEALTH & FITNESS»
Posted in Health & Fitness
Posted on 15 March 2012.
The Town of Davidson and athletes from Davidson College are teaming up this spring to host three Family Activity Days, free two-hour clinics teaching skills from specific sports. The first, focusing on football, is this Sunday afternoon, March 18. Read the full story
Posted in Calendar, Davidson College, Health & Fitness, kids
Posted on 02 March 2012.
At this time of year, when the weather is turning fine and we all want to be out on our bikes together, a little planning goes a long way toward making our family rides safe and fun for everyone. Our Go Out & Play columnist Sarah Matchett has some safety tips, and a few ideas of routes to ride on your next family bicycle outing. In HEALTH & FITNESS»
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Posted in Business, Cornelius, Health & Fitness, Huntersville, Mooresville
Posted on 30 September 2011.
Phys Ed teacher Walter Rabb teases the Davidson Tiger as he prepared kids for the start of Tigers on the Prowl Thurssday. (Brad Bromstead/DavidsonNews.net)
Every year, Davidson Elementary students join in a year-long program of running during recess, hoping to achieve a total of 10 kilometers or even a marathon. The goal is promoting fitness, and the kickoff every September has become a real community event. This year’s start on Thursday, Sept. 29, brought hundreds of kids and family members out to McEver Fields, across South Street from the school.
Students run laps during the school day, and teachers keep track of how many laps each child runs. Students earn rewards for completing specific distance goals, such as 10K, half-marathon and marathon. Last year, 85 percent of the students completed a marathon’s worth of laps over the course of the school year.
Students waited impatiently for the start (Brad Bromstead/DavidsonNews.net)
This class posed for a photo wearing a colorful variety of Tigers on the Prowl shirts. (Brad Bromstead/DavidsonNews.net)
Posted in Downtown & old Davidson, Life in Davidson, Schools
Posted on 24 June 2011.
Davidson Parks & Recreation has hired the former college volleyball coach and recreation supervisor from Missouri as its first-ever health and wellness supervisor. We talked to Ms. Willis this week about her new job and her outlook on wellness. In HEALTH & FITNESS »
Posted in Cornelius, Davidson College, Health & Fitness, Mooresville, Town Hall
Posted on 10 June 2011.
Mountain bikers were out in big numbers Wednesday at Davidson’s Fisher Farm Park for the Charlotte Mountain Bike Series, hosted in part by Tarheel Trailblazers. Photos and more info in Health & Fitness, CLICK HERE »
Posted in Beyond Davidson, Cycling, Health & Fitness
Posted on 08 April 2011.
A new fitness business called CrossFit Davidson has opened in a warehouse on Depot Street in Davidson. Its co-owners – Jason and Jane Elizabeth Huff – say it’s an “atypical gym” where daily cross-training classes focus in three areas: Olympic lifting, gymnastics, and conditioning. Read more in Health & Fitness, CLICK HERE »
Posted in Business, Health & Fitness
Posted on 11 February 2011.
Corporations know that workplace wellness programs can improve workers’ health and productivity, and lower health-care costs. Why not schools? Community School of Davidson is taking a page from corporate practice in its programs that aim to boost student achievement through fitness. In Health & Fitness, CLICK HERE>
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Posted in Schools