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April 15 part two final

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April 15 part two final

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  2. 2. Active Networking Regional Bingo
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  4. 4. Why IS PE ImportantAmericans are growing more obese & overweight…rapidly!! more 1985 1996 2004 No Data       10%          0%–14%        15%–19%        20%–24%        ≥25% *BMI ≥30, or about 30 lbs overweight for 5’4” person lbs
  5. 5. Swedish Study • Performed - study of all Swedish men born between 1950  on 1976--- who entered the MILITARY— At age 18 They  had grades and test scores  at 15 and test scores on  entering military at 18.  As well they had information on  physical fitness at 15 and 18 and made their analyses. • 270,000 were siblings• 3100 were fraternal twins• 1432 were identical twins• The sample included a total of 1,221,727 men • The finding was that higher IQ scores were found in those  men with the better cardiovascular conditioning, even  when comparing TWINS
  6. 6. Figure 1 2004 CST in English-language arts by the number of fitness standards achieved Grade 5 Grade 7 Grade 9 360 355 352 350 350 342 340 339 336CST ELA Scale Score 333 330 329 327 326 322 322 320 320 317 316 314 310 311 309 306 304 300 300 290 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Overall PFT Score
  7. 7. Figure 2 shows these same results using 2004 CST in mathematics scale scores Grade 5 Grade 7 Grade 9 370 360 361 358 350 350 346 342 340 336CST Math Scale Score 334 330 330 330 324 322 322 320 319 317 316 315 310 308 308 300 300 300 294 290 280 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Overall PFT Score
  8. 8. Enhanced AcademicPerformanceConsistent exercise, and certain typesof specific exercises, can bothtemporarily and permanently affectthe way your brain is able to focus, itsability to deal with stress and anxiety,and its ability to learn …“Exercise is like fertilizer forthe brain … it’s so good, it’slike Miracle Gro”.- Dr. John Ratey, Harvard Brain Researcher
  9. 9. Average composite of 20 student brains taking the same test Brain after sitting quietly Brain after 20 minute walkResearch/scan  compliments of Dr. Chuck Hillman University of Illinois
  10. 10. Literacy Data 1.2.9
  11. 11. Math Data
  12. 12. Childhood Obesity is a Simple Mathematic Equation  Less Calories in Minus More Calories out That is why we need   Quality Daily Physical Education
  13. 13. The Core Beliefs of a PE4life Program• Ideally PE every day (minimum:  every other day)• Develop an innovative curriculum • Explore new lifetime activities• Integrate new technology into the PE class, i.e. heart  rate monitors, pedometers, fitness software... • Explore opportunities in team building/leadership• Direct to all students, not just the athletically  inclined• Variety of sports, life time activities and fitness  activities small sided games• Individualized fitness assessments• Extend PE beyond the walls of the gymnasium --   develop community partnerships
  14. 14. Malpractice OccurrencesDidn’t finish work Discipline ProblemDiscipline Problem More academic Time Needed NO NO  Recess PE
  15. 15. Medical Excuses Modified FormsDoctor’s note should indicate what Student Can Do!!!
  16. 16. DU PAGE COUNTYPROMOTING ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION The Built Environment
  17. 17. WHY DO IT?• Transportation •   benefits• Quality of  life/health and  fitness• Economic  development 
  18. 18. Transportation BenefitsWhat gets theequivalent of 1,000miles per gallon,doesnt pollute, •Reduced trafficgreatly increases yourphysical andmental health, congestion through tripencourages fun andfriendships? diversion  •Air quality improvements through reduced auto emissions
  19. 19. Trip Diversion • Bicycling/walking are ideal transportation alternatives for shorter trips • Most trips less than 5 miles
  20. 20. Trip Lengths in DuPage County < 3 miles 54% > 5 miles 31% 3 to 5 miles 15%Source: CATS Household Travel Survey
  21. 21. Quality of LifeHealth and Fitness • Recreation • Nature experience • Mental health benefits  (stress reduction,  decreased depression,  decreased anxiety)
  22. 22. Quality of Life/Health • Slows the aging  process by promoting  active/healthy lifestyles • Aids in preventing and  controlling diabetes  and arthritis • Helps reduce obesity 
  23. 23. Quality of Life/Health • Promotes sense of  community • Promotes  environmental  stewardship and  resource  conservation
  24. 24. Economic Development • Contributes to the  economic vitality of  the community •Eco-tourism • Sales:   Equipment supplies
  25. 25. Economic Development•Amenity in residential areas increaseshome values•Small business development (shops,restaurants)•Can be the focal point of downtowndevelopment/redevelopment
  26. 26. Economic Development Example – Naperville Riverwalk 
  27. 27. Pre-Riverwalk Development Aerial of Downtown Naperville
  28. 28. Hitchcock Design Group, Naperville, Illinois  - Latest Area Plan 
  29. 29. It’s More Fun! Multi-use system includes Bison roam the prairie at  equestrians, pedestrians, and Fermi National Laboratory bicyclists
  30. 30. Plan Development1987:  1st Countywide land use plan  setting aside open space  along greenway corridors1984:  1st Countywide Bikeway Plan1996-  Plan Updates 2008:
  31. 31. Plan BasisIntergovernmental Coordination •Part of NE Illinois Regional  Transportation Plan •90 local agencies in DuPage •Cooperative planning effort with  DuPage Mayors and Managers  Conference
  32. 32. Plan BasisIntergovernmental Coordination • Municipalities • Park Districts • Forest Preserve District • DuPage County Div. of Transportation • Townships • Federal Laboratories • Citizens
  33. 33. Plan Components•Goals & Policies   (e.g., County Healthy Roads)•Existing Facilities•Roads Suitable for Bicycling  
  34. 34. Plan Components• Proposed new facilities • Priority projects for  implementation by all 90  agencies• Plan summary in meeting  materials
  35. 35. EXISTING BIKEWAYS Paths, routes & lanes:  •1995 = 197 miles•2008 = 462 miles
  36. 36. PROPOSED BIKEWAYS•Every citizen within 3 miles of a regional bikeway •307 proposed miles
  37. 37. ROLE OF FORWARD  
  38. 38. VISION OF FORWARD  • Increase Public Education on  Value of Active Transportation • Promote Usage of Facilities• Utilize Expertise  
  39. 39. Blackwell Trail Illinois Prairie Path 47-year-old  Rail-to-Trail  Conversion Aurora School Kids On Bike Hike
  40. 40. Glen Briar Walk-to-School Day                Glen Ellyn Great Western Trail Connection                  Villa Park 
  41. 41. EXPANDING WORK WITH EXISTING PARTNERS• DuPage Mayors and Managers  Conference• League of Illinois Bicyclists• Active Transportation Alliance• Business Community 
  42. 42. PROPOSED PROJECTS• Bike-to-Work Employer-Based Site  Training Program • Bike-to-Transit Marketing Campaign • DuPage County Bicycle Ambassadors• Healthy Roads Policy – Municipal  Outreach Program
  43. 43. PROPOSED PROJECTS• Bicycle Parking Program for Businesses • Countywide Directional Signage for  Trails • Active Transportation for DuPage  Neighborhood Resource Centers• Bicycle Lane Expansion  • County Safe Routes to School Grant  Program
  44. 44. CENTER FOR ACTIVE LIVING• Improve Access to Active  Transportation Especially for  Families• Work with Coalition Partners to  Change Policy, Systems, and our  Built Environment
  45. 45. www.dupageco.org/bikeways for Maps and UpdatesDeborah Jan Fagan, Chief Planner And County Trail System Coordinator, Dupage County Department Of Economic Development And Planning Contact: dfagan@dupageco.org
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  47. 47. Jerry and Estella Hayes
  48. 48. The Finishing Touches
  49. 49. The Finishing Touches
  50. 50.    www.forwarddupage.org

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