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Yancey, Antronette K
Instant recess : building a fit nation 10 minutes at a time / Toni Yancey
Alternate Title Building a fit nation 10 minutes at a time
Berkeley : University of California Press, c2010
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 Browsing/1st Flr  RA427.8 .Y35 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Health promotion -- United States
Physical fitness -- United States
Exercise -- United States
Physical Description xiv, 263 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-252) and index
Contents The high price of a sedentary America and the challenge of getting society moving -- The benefits of widespread physical activity and opportunities to move the needle -- The evolution of an idea -- The marketing and social marketing of physical activity and fitness -- The case for the instant recess model -- Instant recess : what's good for the waistline is good for the bottom line! -- A glimpse into the future : how the recess model sparked a physical activity movement
Summary Instant Recess proposes regular ten-minute exercise breaks that utilize music and dance and are easily incorporated into school, work, and community life. Rather than encouraging unhealthful habits like cigarette breaks or high fat snacks, these "instant recesses" make the active choice the natural one. Here is a new paradigm for fitness and public health that promises vitality, well being, and a greater sense of community -- demonstrating, as Yancey argues, that what's good for the waistline is good for the bottom line. --from publisher description

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