childhood exercise

February 7, 2023

12 Steps for Spiritual Strength Training and Spiritual Nutrition

I enjoy being able to answer questions from the readers of Today’s Christian Living magazine in my bi-monthly “Ask Dr. Walt” column. In the January 2023 issue, I […]
February 4, 2023

Operation Lipizzaner: Former Nazi vet paves way for horse rescue (Part 2 of 3)

Here’s a January 29, 2023 excerpt (part two of three) from my and Mike Yorkey’s award-winning WWII book, At First Light: A True World War II […]
February 2, 2023

Monthly Family Update – February 2023

Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter: At First Light becomes an Amazon.com #1 Best Seller At First Light honored at the National WWII Museum […]
January 31, 2023

My WWII book “At First Light” becomes an Amazon.com #1 Best Seller

I was so happy to learn this week that the ratings for my and Mike Yorkey’s WWII book about my father’s heroism and exploits, At First […]
January 28, 2023

My dad’s covert role in wartime Lipizzaner horse rescue revealed (Part 1 of 3)

Here’s a January 22, 2023 excerpt from my and Mike Yorkey’s award-winning WWII book, At First Light: A True World War II Story of a Hero, […]
January 26, 2023

“At First Light” featured at The National WWII Museum in NOLA

I was delighted to have my son, Scott, join me at the National WWII Museum in NOLA as they featured my and Mike Yorkey’s book about […]
January 24, 2023

Goodbye “Medical News You Can Use”

After over 25 years as a part-time medical journalist, I’m hanging up this hat. It’s been a fun run (details below), but I’m in a new […]
January 20, 2023

The best book review I have ever received

After having written over forty books, I’ve been pleased with and have suffered through countless reviews from professional reviewers and readers. Fortunately, most have been very […]
August 22, 2008

Study Backs Up Dr. Walt’s Recommendations for Overweight Kids

Reuters Health  is reporting a new study suggesting that children who regularly exercise and limit their time in front of the TV and computer are much […]
August 4, 2010

PE classes unfortunately are NOT a priority, report says

Even as first lady Michelle Obama continues  her “Let’s Move” and the NFL’s “Play 60” campaigns to fight childhood obesity, many American schools still don’t have […]
August 4, 2010

Does increased activity mean higher GPA? The answer may surprise you!

Twenty minutes of daily vigorous physical activity among college students may lead them to have grade point averages about .4 higher, on a scale of 4.0, […]
February 4, 2011

Girls who walk/bike to school do better in tests

In my book, SuperSized Kids: How to protect your child from the obesity threat, I explain that schools that have cut back on recess and physical […]
June 6, 2011

Exercising at school boosts test scores, study finds

When physical activity was combined with academic skills, elementary students retained more. In other words, exercising at school or while learning might improve kids’ test scores, […]
July 12, 2011

CDC: Most teens not getting enough aerobic activity

The CDC released a report of a nationwide survey of more than 11,000 high school students across the country, finding that only 15 percent get the minimum of […]