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by Toni Yancey

Download Instant Recess: Building a Fit Nation 10 Minutes at a Time eBook
ISBN:
0520263758
Author:
Toni Yancey
Category:
Exercise & Fitness
Language:
English
Publisher:
University of California Press; First edition (November 3, 2010)
Pages:
280 pages
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1496 kb
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Rating:
4.6
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202


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Instant Recess: Building a Fit Nation 10 Minutes at a Time. Toni Yancey finds that despite our best intentions and repeated resolutions to exercise, as well as a 40-year investment in fitness education and counseling, physical activity in all levels of society continues to plummet.

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Toni Yancey finds that despite our best intentions and repeated resolutions to exercise, as well as a 40-year .

Toni Yancey finds that despite our best intentions and repeated resolutions to exercise, as well as a 40-year investment in fitness education and counseling, physical activity in all levels of society continues to plummet. eISBN: 978-0-524721-4. Subjects: Health Sciences.

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Instant Recess proposes regular ten-minute exercise breaks that utilize music and dance and are easily incorporated into .

Instant Recess proposes regular ten-minute exercise breaks that utilize music and dance and are easily incorporated into school, work, and community life.

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Instant Recess proposes regular ten-minute exercise breaks that utilize music and dance and are easily . Finally we have a book that shows Americans how to build that strong base of fitness, 10 minutes of hip hopping at a time. Now, if you’ll excuse me.

This lively, inspiring, and informative book zeroes in on the state of American sedentary, plagued by obesity-and issues a clarion call to action that reaches across economic, racial, and educational lines.

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 counseling, physical activity in all levels of society continues to plummet. In a warm, reader-friendly narrative that draws on solid scientific research, personal experience, and her own poetry, Yancey calls for a radically different approach: one that respects diversity and is grounded in the cultures of those most at risk. 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.
  • Brightfury
Interesting and informative regarding lack of physical activity in our lives today and ways to help overcome that situation. She includes her hurdles in society for being black i.e., Person of Color aka African-American. Don't think that angle was needed in this subject matter . . . that would be a subject for another book. Overall would recommend this book as a source to motivate the establish to get moving.
  • Gaeuney
This book gave me additional information. It inspired me to pay greater attention to fitness and gently share perspective with others.
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  • Uste
Definitely not what I expected. Boring and didn't do anything for me. I think there is a video that is better.
  • Maximilianishe
I have introduced this book and put the concept in action in large organization meetings. Thanks, Toni Yancy! RIP
  • Weetont
I purchased this book thinking it would teach me some exercises that I could use to set up an exercise program for my office staff. I was really looking forward to getting everyone moving. When the book arrived, I paged through it eagerly looking for the exercises . . . but there were none. Nothing but a fuzzy photo of a poster used in one of the author's programs. I skimmed through the book hoping to get something out of it, but it was just a series of exhortations to eat right and exercise, interspersed every few pages with photos and reminiscences celebrating the author's incredible beauty, fitness, and talent. Here's a picture of me when I was an international supermodel. Here are a bunch of wonderful poems I wrote. Here's a picture of me as a college basketball star. Here's a story about my incredible accomplishments in the medical field. You little people won't ever be like me, but don't despair--you can lose a couple of pounds and be at least a bit less disgusting than you are right now. Bah humbug!
  • Fordregelv
I read this book expecting encouragement to go to the gym every day. While it certainly provides data to motivate such action if you're so inclined, it's really more about reintroducing small bouts of physical activity into everyone's daily routine.
It's not just about convincing you to exercise yourself, Instant Recess is a program of exercising in groups, in the middle of the day, at work, school, church, the library - wherever people gather. Dr. Yancey presents evidence of the power of that social element in stripping away the inhibitions & excuses that are such a strong factor in the sedentary lifestyles of so many people.
Yancey presents a compelling case for looking at activity differently. Instead of workplace & social cultures that leave it up to individuals to carve out personal time for activity, she proposes that we make it the easy, default option in our normal course of "business." While never preachy or presumptive (she doesn't say companies owe this to their people), she makes it pretty clear that as companies and as a society we can't afford to continue on our current sedentary path.
For me, the addition of personal stories about Dr. Yancey's life were entertaining & both lightened up & brought warmth to what could have been a boring, clinical text. She's certainly an overachiever & an inspiration to thousands of people, but she's also a very real, down to earth, grounded human being.
FYI, there are now more resources available for people who want help implementing Instant Recess. She now has 2 websites. [...] is her personal site & [...] is dedicated to the Instant Recess program.
  • Sha
It's for sure that a significant percentage of the American population is very overweight and sedentary. Diets come and go, but the weight continues to climb. Where did we lose the motivation to move around and use our bodies? Toni Yancey attempts to reverse that trend with her program outlined in the book Instant Recess: Building a Fit Nation 10 Minutes at a Time. The cynical side of me wonders if anything will change the general mindset, but Yancey does a good job in laying out the advantages of building in a structured activity time within our daily organizational lives...

Contents:
Introduction; 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; References; About the Author; Index

Yancey builds a solid case, through studies and personal experience, for the value of adding a group exercise/movement program into your organization. This doesn't involve sending everyone off to a gym for a strenuous workout; instead, it's a 10 minute group program of general movement and calisthenics designed to get people out of their chairs for a "recess break." She documents how programs such as these have positive benefits on many fronts. Not only does the participant feel better and start developing healthy habits, but the organization also benefits with lower absenteeism and more productive workers.

I found the material very comprehensive, and targeted for organizational areas such as human resources or employee wellness. Instant Recess is not necessarily targeted for the single individual, although it did get me thinking about my own (not wonderful) habits and what I need to do to change. It's also not a quick read, in that it goes into a great deal of personal, medical, and social background about how we ended up in this situation, and how we need to change. But in terms of taking a stand and offering a solution that gets people started in the right direction, Instant Recess does a good job.

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