Friday, February 28, 2014

Girls Go Golfing Salutes LET'S MOVE & the S.H.E. network while working out on the INDO Board

LET'S MOVE on the INDO board!
The Sports Health Education network is all about SHE! CLICK HERE to watch
To me, one of the reasons we were so successful was that we respected and cared about the game and felt the same way about each other. My teammates always understood there was a greater purpose. That the opportunity to play was extremely special, and let's try to make sure as many young girls have that opportunity."

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

CDC Report Says Only 1 in 5 Children Get Enough Exercise; Why Not Add Golf to Your Child's Activity?


New Report: Only One in Four Children Gets Enough Exercise

There is some good news from the new CDC study, Sallis shared. "All of the girls' top five activities provide continuous movement." 
According to the report, girls favored running, then walking, basketball, dancing and bike riding.

Although U.S. health experts recommend that children engage in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity for at least 60 minutes daily, only one in four actually does so, according to a new report by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

However, about 60 percent of boys surveyed and 49 percent of girls did get an hour of physical activity five days or more each week, according to study researcher Tala Fakhouri.

Overall, Fakhouri said, the researchers aren't happy with the findings. "This is not enough. I think we can do better," said Fakhouri, an epidemiologist with the NCHS.

The new findings come at a time when child obesity is a growing concern and there's a nationwide push to get kids more active. Our award-winning GoGirlGo! program has been addressing the needs of inactive and underserved girls for more than a decade. Learn more about GoGirlGo! here. 

The CDC researchers used 2012 data from the combined National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) and the NHANES National Youth Fitness Survey. The findings are published in the January issue of the NCHS Data Brief.

Kids covered in the report were ages 12 to 15. 

Boys were more likely than girls to meet the 60 minutes a day recommendation, with 27 percent of them doing so. Among girls, 22.5 percent met the requirement.

The researchers also found that nearly eight percent of kids did not get in any moderate-to-vigorous physical activity for an hour on any day of the week.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

GET GOLF READY, GIRLS with a little help from ANNIKA

Using a bosu ball strengthens your core and improves your balance

HI, everyone:

Feeling snowbound in the northeast? Feel like the spring weather will never get here?

The golf courses are covered with snow but you can still work on your golf game!!!

I love to take my exercise routine "UP and ONTO" the bosu ball.  Many exercises that are done on a flat surface can be adapted to an unstable surface like the one you see me using above.

By being on an unstable surface, deeper muscles are firing as you attempt to do the exercise on the unstable surface. The result? Core muscles are working harder to maintain your stability as you move increasing your overall fitness and stability.

Plus the fun factor is added!!! Just be sure you move though the routine using slower movements and less weight.

For more on fitness, learn from a world-class golfer who used fitness to increase her advantage on the golf course by clicking below:

Annika Sorenstam: Shape Your Body To Your Swing Golf Instruction: