Arkansas schools are in need!
Arkansas ranks 6th in the nation for childhood obesity! (1)
How can STAR help?
- Provide one-on-one clinical consults with University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Dietetic professionals and University of Central Arkansas Exercise Science students
- Provide online educational resources, physical activity opportunities, and weekly health challenges
Starting good nutrition habits along with regularly participating in physical activity at a young age reduce your risk for chronic disease and are key to long-term overall health. How do I maintain good nutrition habits? Click on the links below to learn some basic nutrition information!
Did you know 30 million people of all ages suffer from an eating disorder in the United States? Eating disorders can be seen in both males and females equally and if left untreated, can negatively affect a person’s mental and physical well-being. Click below to learn more about Eating Disorders.
How do I get fit? Where do I begin? Fitness 101 will guide you through the steps you need to take to be active. It’s simple, click on the link below!
Get HealthyNOW! Check out the following videos for some quick 10 minute activities you can do wherever you are.
No Equipment Needed – You don’t need expensive equipment to be active, all you need is yourself and a chair!
Mindfulness – Stressed from school? Stressed at home? Do this video to help you relax!
Grab a Buddy – Take advantage of being active with friends. Grab some friends and do this activity inside or outside!
Dance it Out – Dancing and rhythmic movements are a great way to be active. Do this activity and show off your dance moves while getting healthy!
Total Body – Want a total body activity you can do anytime, anywhere? Try the 12 x 12 challenge – it’s super easy, do each exercise 12 times!
(1) Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The state of obesity[Internet]. Washington (DC); 2015 [cited 2016 April 6]. Available from http://stateofobesity.org
(2) National Eating DisorderAssociation. NEDA Feeding hope [Internet]. 2018 [cited 2019 June 14]. Available from https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/