Bleacher Talk: Taking Action for Active and Healthy Students

April 22, 2015 4:27 PM

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Last week I was having a pretty typical conversation at Little League practice. If you've sat on a bleacher, you've probably had this conversation. It started with, "Who is your son's teacher?" Like every other time, this conversation included many reasons why I'd love that teacher for my kids someday. But this time I knew the teacher we were talking about -- she's an active board member on our PTA. Each month, she lets us use her classroom for our PTA meetings.

At the meetings, I've always smiled to see the exercise balls at students' desks in lieu of chairs. I never knew the story behind the stability balls -- I just know the research: it works! Stability balls help keep attention-challenged kids focused on learning, while strengthening core muscles and i...

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