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Friday, July 31, 2009

B Active Forum video!

Here's a video clip of the forum yesterday. Couldn't stop the music during the Zumba music, so bear with me...it was edited on Flip's editing software. ;-)

For the "Be Active Resource Directory", go to SB County website and go to the "Things You Can Use" section. Enjoy!

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B Active Forum

7-30-09: DSHN held it's annual physical activity forum today. There were a lot of great speakers and the audience did a LOT of physical activity--this was the least sedentary conf. most of us have attended!

Great job by Pam, Erin, and Brianna, who organized this conf. and working through all the last minute glitches and snafus!

Check out some pixs from this AM. Video clips to follow soon--the activity looks much better in video!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sneak preview of PA Directory Intro Video!!!

7-26-09: Hot off the iMac! Here's a sneak preview of the video clip introducing the new Be Active Resource Directory for Desert Sierra Region including San Bernardino, Riverside and Inyo Counties. This vid will be played on Thur. at the PA Forum.


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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Game Changer

Just rec'd in the mail my hard copy of "Game changer: Investing in digital play to advance children's learning and health". This is a very comprehensive look at the games for health field by the Joan Ganz cooney Center at Sesame Workshop. Authored by Ann My Thai, David Lowenstine, Dixie Ching, and David Rejeski.

I highly recommend you download the electronic version of this document at:

www.joanganzcooneycenter.org

Be sure to read p. 27 carefully! ;-)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Cool gadget for tracking PA!!!

7-3-09: Check this out! A cool looking accelerometer that you can wear in various places on your body. Very cool!

Now if we can get it to interface with a videogame...or Summer's healthy virtual world (My PowerPals)...yeah!!!

Ernie

http://blog.fitbit.com/?p=89

Latest obesity stats...and how exergaming can help!

7-2-09: Yesterday, the sixth annual edition of F as in Fat: How Obesity Rates Are Failing in America 2009 was published by Trust for America's Health and the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation and it doesn't look good. Check it out for yourself at this URL:

http://www.rwjf.org/childhoodobesity/product.jsp?id=45050

I believe that this is a prime opportunity for exergaming to help all those kids in Mississippi! We can get them playing and moving again. Imagine if Oprah sponsored a large exergaming tournament in her homestate....with scholarships for the winners. Think of the buzz it would create!

All it would take is some major bucks and a marketing firm to kick this off. I bet that if this were done, and done right, Mississippi could cede the #1 ranking to another state.

Oprah, have your people call my people and let's save the kids of Mississippi!