In Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina, a molecular biologist, shares his lifelong interest in how the brain sciences might influence the way we teach our children and the way we work. Learn more about the studies of how exercise boosts problem-solving, planning, and attention.
Best selling author, John J. Ratey, MD, is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and an internationally recognized expert in Neuropsychiatry. Dr. Ratey has established himself as one of the world's foremost authorities on the brain-fitness connection. To learn more about how physical activity enhances brain function visit:
CDC PHYSICAL ACTIVITY WEBPAGE
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity provides online information about physical activity, including how much physical activity your children should get.
SURGEON GENERAL'S REPORT
As the Nation’s Doctor, the U.S. Surgeon General is focused on improving the country’s health. The Surgeon General communicates the best available scientific information to the public, using the position’s platform to reach individuals where they live, work, and play and by issuing scientific documents - Surgeon General’s Reports and Calls to Action – on critical public health issues.
The Vision of Healthy People is to have a society in which all people live long, healthy lives. Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. For 3 decades, Healthy People has established benchmarks and monitored progress over time in order to: 1) Encourage collaborations across communities and sectors 2) Empower individuals toward making informed health decisions and 3) Measure the impact of prevention activities. Information about national goals and objectives for improving the health of all Americans can be found at his site.
ALLIANCE FOR HEALTHIER GENERATION
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation works with schools, companies, community organizations, healthcare professionals and families to transform the conditions and systems that lead to healthier kids. Their goal is to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity through empowering people and leaders to transform the environments that make differences in a child's health and foster the development of lifelong, healthy habits in kids.