Social Media Medicine Expert Dr. Veronica Anderson Publishes New Article Let’s Get Physical – To Firm Up Our … Minds?

Dr. Veronica Anderson, Founder and Host of web radio talk show, Wellness for the Real World, a weekly resource for wellness of mind, body and spirit, shares with us new information that further corroborates the need for physical activity in school-aged children’s lives.

NEW YORK, NY – January 20, 2012 – Dr. Veronica Anderson, Founder and Host of health and wellness web radio talk show, Wellness for the REAL World, recently published an article on her website, that offers her perspective on a newly-evaluated set of previous studies, looking at the effect physical activity in school-aged children has on their academic performance.  The article, titled “Let’s Get Physical – To Firm Up Our … Minds?” shares recent findings as well as sheds light on how society is grappling with budget cuts that will all but make physical education programs in schools obsolete.

Dr. Anderson writes, “With all the hype over misdiagnosed ADHD in kids and the reason for their hyperactivity in general, researchers shedding new light on old information that links academic performance with physical education makes perfect sense.  So often we have seen schools eliminating what once were thought to be valuable aspects of our children’s education.  Physical education and exercise in our youngest group of citizens is one such aspect of school and daily life that seems to be dwindling.  And now, after fourteen separate studies were scrutinized, it seems that the detrimental effects of less physical activity are proving to be very real.”

“The problem is that there is a four-letter word out there that continues to plague schools across the board.  CUTS – as in budget cuts.  This is one reason that we can expect to see things like recess and school-sponsored sports programs all but obliterated from the system.  What can we as parents or conscious members of society do about it?  We can take a stand.  We can lobby our Congress-people to disallow schools to cut physical education and activity from their curriculums.  We can demand that keeping our kids’ hearts healthy is paramount to the future of our world and show the powers that be that if we are not careful, we stand to suffer the harsh consequences of future generations in poorer health than we are now as a society.” says Dr. Anderson.

Wellness for the REAL World features information on developing a healthy and fit mind, body and spirit in today’s dynamic society. Dr. Anderson adds her easily understandable, fun-infused voice to the broad-audience discussion on today’s most popular medicines, alternative treatments, health policies and opinions of wellness – so that her listeners can benefit from truly vigorous life in the real world today.

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About Wellness for the REAL World:

Learn about wellness for your mind, body and spirit on Dr. Veronica Anderson’s weekly broadcasted radio interview program. Each weekly radio show showcases current issues with timely guest interviews. Dr. Veronica draws from her education and experiences to unpack complicated medical details, analyze health reports and share her thoughts on today’s issues with her listeners in three recurring categories: Food of the Week, Fits You To A “Tea”, and The Veronica Report, a thumbs-up or thumbs-down on Corporate America and how they are watching out for our wellbeing.

About Dr. Veronica Anderson:

Dr. Veronica has become known by many for her intellectual and passionate commentary on today’s most popular and debated health perspectives. In addition to her regular radio talk show, Veronica’s upbeat and outspoken perspectives on healthy living have been featured on TV talk shows including Our World with Neil Cavuto (Fox News Channel), and Live with Adam Carolla (syndicated). In addition, radio hosts coast to coast have seen their lines light up as listeners clamor to hear more of Veronica’s straight-forward, pull-no-punches philosophy. She also serves as Host and Guide for Medicine Woman, Modern World, a healthy living travel adventure series for the web.

Determined to become a doctor at age four, Dr. Veronica completed pre-med at Princeton University, received her MD with honors after internship and residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and New York’s Mt. Sinai Medical Center, where she received a fellowship in glaucoma. She has practiced at Robert Wood Johnson, Philadelphia’s Wills Eye Hospital, and is also a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Veronica Anderson holds a black belt in tae kwon do and has completed two marathons.

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