By John Henry Ledwith | March 21, 2017
Senior Sales Manager, ETR
Are you rested? Did you have breakfast? How many glasses of water did you drink today?
These three markers of healthy behavior—sleep, nutrition, hydration—are on my mind at the moment.
By Kymm Ballard, EdD | September 13, 2016
Executive Director, SPARK
Ask an educator, “What do you most want for your students?” Chances are the answer will be, “Success.”
The math teacher wants students to master the concepts in the semester’s curriculum. The health education teacher wants students to learn how to establish healthy habits and make good choices about risks. The PE teacher might focus on building sports skills and encouraging a commitment to lifelong physical activity. The principal might address a combination of academic learning and positive social connection.
By Anne Freiwald, MPH | May 26, 2015
“I feel like I’m having a heart attack.” That’s what he told people throughout the day that would be his last.
At 57, my dad was just 3 years away from retirement. He was an avid surfer, kayaker and cyclist. He was a beloved teacher and vice-principal at the school right around the corner from his home. He was ready for the sweet life he had worked so hard to create.
He never dreamed his life would be cut short, especially by a heart attack he knew he was having. He didn’t realize that his decision to “sleep it off” and find a doctor in the morning would have such tragic consequences for him, his family, friends and community.
His story is not uncommon.