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Instant Recess: Building a Fit Nation 10 Minutes at a Time
This lively, inspiring, and informative book zeroes in on the state of American fitness—persistently sedentary, plagued by obesity—and issues a clarion call to action that reaches across economic, racial, and educational lines. Toni Yancey finds that despite our best intentions and repeated resolutions to exercise, as well as a 40-year investment in fitness education and c ...more
Hardcover, 280 pages
Published November 3rd 2010 by University of California Press
(first published October 2nd 2010)
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Apr 27, 2011 Joy Weese Moll rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who has some responsibility for the health of others
Instant Recess outlines a program and policy shift toward making people more active by breaking down social and cultural barriers to movement while building up structures and expectations that encourage exercise.
The answer, and what I’m advocating in this book is systems change to structure short bouts of group physical activity into our social interactions and cultural expectations, as well as our built environment…It’s time to put the policies, regulations, and practices in place…that will mak...more
I only read about 2/3 of this book. It was an interesting concept, but it didn't really ring realistic in my opinion. She does offer a lot of good research on the benefits of exercise, but it wasn't anything I hadn't read before.