• Resources

    Hello and thank you for taking the time to look at the resources page.  The fact that you are here lets us know that you care about staying healthy and we would like to provide you with as many resources to stay healthy and active as possible.

     

    Physical Education Websites

    http://www.nfl.com/play60
    A fun site for kids to get involved and be active.

     

    Sports Illustrated for Kids
    Fun web-site for the Kids

     

    PE Central Log It Program
    LOG IT-the fun and exciting pedometer step logging program for kids. Your elementary or middle school-aged students can log their physical activity steps & miles and they can walk across the USA with their classmates and enjoy other fun features. Teachers, registration directions are here or you can register on line. Students can log up to 6 days back and enter up to 25,000 (12.5 miles) steps a day

     

     

    Local Recreation Venues

    Irmo-Chapin Recreation Commission
    Visit this site for information regarding youth athletic opportunities. Also provides many offerings for adults and families.



    Friarsgate Park

    Site provides information regarding youth athletic opportunities.


    Harbison Recreation

    Provides information regarding athletic opportunities for youth and families

    YMCA
    Provides information regarding athletic opportunities for youth and families


     

    Facts About Health in South Carolina

    Physical Activity in South Carolina

    “The first wealth is health." —Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Engaging in regular physical activity is one of the most important steps anyone can take to build physical and mental health, including maintenance of healthy weight. Physical activity provides benefits at even moderate levels of intensity that most people are able to do – activities like gardening or walking through the neighborhood.

    Currently, the Physical Activity Guidelines are: Moderate Physical Activity for at least 30 minutes on 5 or more days per week OR Vigorous Physical Activity for at least 20 minutes on 3 or more days per week.

    However:

    • Over half of all South Carolinians do not participate in the recommended amount of daily moderate or vigorous physical activity.
    • Only 60% of high school students meet recommendations for regular physical activity.

    Choosing a healthy lifestyle in not just about feeling well, it is also about preventing debilitating and life-threatening chronic disease. Achieving and maintaining appropriate weight requires good dietary patterns and adequate physical activity. Proper amounts of physical activity and levels of nutrition are key in preventing obesity.

    • Obesity is associated with more than 30 major diseases, including diabetes, high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, stroke, and certain types of cancer (such as endometrial, breast, prostate, and colon).
    • Overweight adolescents have a 70 % chance of becoming overweight or obese adults.
    • SC adults who meet recommendations for moderate physical activity – 33.9% (2005 BRFSS)
    • SC high school students who meet current recommendations for physical activity – 29.8% (2005 YRBS)
    • SC high school students who watch 3 or more hours of television each day – 41.4% (2005 YRBS)
    • SC adults who are overweight or obese – 65.4% (2006 BRFSS)
    • SC high school students who are overweight or at risk of becoming overweight – 26.4% (2005 YRBS)
    • Obesity-related medical costs in SC – Over $1 billion (2003 study - Finkelstein EA, Fielbelkorn, IC, Wang, G. State-level estimates of annual medical expenditures attributable to obesity. Obesity Research 2004;12(1); 8-24.)

    Sources: BRFSS (www.scdhec.gov) and YRBS (www.cdc.gov)

     

     

     

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