Stephanie Bloyd, Senior Associate Editor

Bloyd, Senior Associate Editor
Obesity Epidemic Creates Recruiting Challenges For Police and Fire Departments Across Country
JACKSON, MS Police and fire departments are having trouble finding applicants who can pass initial physical training tests, in much the same way that
Insurance, Education Key to Avoiding Liability Issues
WASHINGTON, DC Recent debates about the Dietary Supplement Safety Act of 2010 highlighted the idea that supplement retailers could be held liable in the
Pool Entrapment Deaths Down in 2009
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) received no reports of pool entrapment fatalities in 2009
Air Force Hiring Civilians for FACs
WASHINGTON, DC -- The Air Force is increasing civilian employees at 60 bases to staff newly created Fitness Assessment Cells
Police, Fire Recruits Less Physically Fit
JACKSON, MS -- Local police and fire departments are having trouble finding trainees who can pass the physical training test.
Air Force Observes Fitness Month
WASHINGTON, DC -- In honor of Air Force Fitness Month this May, fitness facilities planned healthy activities for troops and their families.
JCC Assists Flood Victims in Tennessee
BELLEVUE, TN -- Some 250 flood victims from the Nashville, TN, area found shelter at the Gordon Jewish Community Center after weekend flooding
National Physical Activity Plan Introduced
WASHINGTON, DC -- A plan to increase physical activity among Americans was introduced to Congress yesterday.
U.S. Navy Makes Changes to Improve Sailors' Fitness
HAMPTON, VA The Navy is changing its fitness programming in response to rising obesity rates among recruits. The service has a new Navy Operational Fitness
YMCAs Banning Sex Offenders
SALISBURY, MD In a move to protect children from sexual predators, the Mid-Delmarva Family YMCA, Salisbury, MD, joined a growing list of YMCAs that ban
Students Question Rec Center Funding Fees
SPRINGFIELD, MO Convincing students to take on additional fees for new recreation center construction is becoming more difficult for some universities
Soldier Quality of Life Prompts Military Spending on Fitness
WASHINGTON, DC During the current economic recession, spending in many areas of the fitness industry remains on hold, but not necessarily for the military.
Child Obesity Threatens Military Success
WASHINGTON, DC -- The childhood obesity epidemic is posing a threat to national security, according to a new report
Navy Cracks Down on Obesity
MILLINGTON, TN -- Sailors who exceed the Navy’s body-fat standards can no longer get a passing score on the physical fitness assessment
Maryland YMCA Bans Sex Offenders
SALISBURY, MD -- The Mid-Delmarva Family YMCA in Salisbury, MD, is the latest Y to deny membership to registered sex offenders
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