Acceptability of a School-Based Incentivised Physical Activity Intervention - The B-Active Program
"The purpose of this study was to examine
the acceptability to students, parents and
teachers of a school-based intervention that
incentivised students using prizes to be more
physically active (the B-Active program). Three
hundred and eighty-five...
Adventist CHIP Online
"The Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) - formerly Coronary Health Improvement Project - is an affordable, lifestyle enrichment program designed to reduce disease risk factors through the adoption of better health habits and appropriate lifestyle...
Allergies in the Classroom
"This article briefly discusses five types of allergic reactions, their effect on school performance and behavior, and how the school staff and administration can help the students affected by these problems."
Alliance for a Healthier Generation
The American Heart Association and Clinton Foundation provides articles, tips, challenges, and instructional materials here to help children live healthier lives, and avoid obesity.
Answers for Me - Free Support for Life's Questions and Issues!
Read nuggets of practical common sense tips for holistic Christian living, organized by topic: family life, healthy living, spiritual growth, life notes, spirit renew, Bible bay, and story harvest, or search for more.
Childhood Obesity - An Emerging Epidemic
This article discusses the worldwide problem of obesity in children, citing research on nature and long-term effects, factors contributing to, and choices Adventist schools can make to help children avoid obesity.
Chronic Diseases and Their Common Risk Factors
Chronic diseases are the major cause of death and disability worldwide. This World Health Organization brochure provides the facts.
Developing Autonomy in Primary School Aged Children with Type 1 Diabetes
"This review considers literature on the self-care
of children with type 1 diabetes and applies it
to the primary school classroom. It reports that
by allowing children to have self-care with their
health at an early age, they develop a healthy
Educating for Health
Mutinga highlights "the importance of health and its impact on the development of society with special reference to the major tropical diseases in the African continent." He also highlights "the role education institutions can play in order...
Fitness & Exercise for a Better You - Unit Plan
Grade 9-Grade 12
"This unit introduces the five elements of fitness; cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition...We will explore the importance of exercise, its benefits, how to plan a fitness program, avoid misconceptions,...
Healthy Choices and Living Options
Proper health choices lead to better quality of life. This article talks about the results of poor choices and presents steps in making healthy choices.
Healthy Life Info - Wellness and Health Information
Short articles on a variety of health topics organized in sections: women, children, seniors, and fitness.
Influenza Information - Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Be prepared by being informed. Learn about the H1N1 and other flu viruses, how to prevent the flu, and what to do if you get sick. Link to specific information for parents, schools, workplace, and adults with specific conditions.
Keeping Everyone Healthy at School - Prevention, the Best Treatment Part II
Since teachers spend many hours each day with students, they are in an excellent position to detect early physical and/or behavioral changes that may indicate an illness or infection, and thus prevent its spread. This article explains infectious disease indicators...
Living with Fibromyalgia
What does a diagnosis of fibromyalgia mean? Is there hope that things will get better? Filmmakers Daneen Akers and Stephen Eyer asked these questions when Daneen's mother was diagnosed with fibromyalgia several years ago. After watching their family search...
Mental, Physical, and Spiritual Harmony from a Neuroscience Perspective
Caviness looks at the fractal theory, which a rheumatologist noted "applies not only to the brain, the heart, and the brain/body, it also applies to the immune system and, in fact, to DNA as well." Caviness also notes how it relates to spirituality....
Organ Donor - To Be or Not to Be
"Since the first successful organ
transplantation in the 1960s, many
questions have been raised about this
subject. While physicians have had to
deal with medical and scientific issues,
others have raised philosophical concerns,
Preventing, Recognizing, and Treating Illness at School - Part I
This two-part article provides information to help educators maintain a healthier school environment. In this first part, Herring and Jones outline ways to minimize contamination and spread of disease at school. The symptoms of the common cold, influenza A,...
Protection - Where Science, Ritual, and Moral Principles Meet
"To think that the Bible contains no sound
scientific principles reflects an attitude that
is poorly informed, as a little research and
some critical reading shows."
Skin - Athlete's Foot
May Clinic defines the skin disease commonly called athlete's foot, and lists symptoms, causes, risk factors, when to seek medical advice, tests and diagnosis, complications, treatments and drugs, and prevention measures.