physical activity http://iowapublicradio.org en The Aging Challenge http://iowapublicradio.org/post/aging-challenge <p>People are living longer, but are they living better, more healthy, more active lives? &nbsp;Colin Milner is CEO of the International Council on Active Aging, and is visiting Iowa to talk about opportunities for governments, organizations, and individuals to take advantage to the changes that are ahead for people and communities. &nbsp;Also on the program is Iowa State University Assistant Professor Sarah Francis, who also oversees ISU&nbsp;Extension's program Living Well Through Intergenerational Fitness and Exercise.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:57:21 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Ben Stanton 38096 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Aging Challenge Children and Parents Feel Pressure to Specialize in Sports http://iowapublicradio.org/post/children-and-parents-feel-pressure-specialize-sports <p>The Winter Olympics begin tomorrow, which got us thinking about the young athletes who will be watching the games... who may one day compete at state, national , or international levels.</p><p>Now more than ever, children and their parents are faced with the decision of whether or not to specialize in a sport at an early age – some children being only a few years old. Today on Talk of Iowa, we explore the concept of specializing children in sports.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 23:16:09 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Emily Woodbury 35842 at http://iowapublicradio.org Children and Parents Feel Pressure to Specialize in Sports Revisiting the Best and Worst Jobs of 2013 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/revisiting-best-and-worst-jobs-2013 <p>For 25 years <a href="http://www.careercast.com/">CareerCast.com </a>has <a href="http://www.careercast.com/jobs-rated/best-worst-jobs-2013">ranked the best and worst jobs.</a> Their rating is based on physical&nbsp;demands, work environment, income, stress, and hiring outlook.&nbsp;</p><p>Host Ben&nbsp;Kieffer revisits conversations with a biomedical engineer and an audiologist, two jobs that made the best list.&nbsp; He also speaks to an oil rig worker and a newspaper reporter, two jobs on the worst list.</p><p></p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 19:39:24 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Ben Stanton 34052 at http://iowapublicradio.org Revisiting the Best and Worst Jobs of 2013 You Can be Fit, but Fat http://iowapublicradio.org/post/you-can-be-fit-fat <p>"For virtually any health outcome... Tue, 12 Nov 2013 17:14:20 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Katherine Perkins 31990 at http://iowapublicradio.org You Can be Fit, but Fat