Dr. Tyler Johnson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Boise State University. He instructs future physical education teachers how to help their students adopt movement playgrounds. His research interests relate to student motivation in physical activity settings, philosophical foundations of physical education, and physical education teacher education. His movement playgrounds are plentiful but his two favorites are golf and basketball.
The health benefits associated with regular physical activity are well documented. Unfortunately, most people do not meet physical activity guidelines. In this podcast, Dr. Johnson discusses ideas for getting more people to move more often. Helping people develop movement playgrounds seems to hold more legitimate promise for getting and keeping people moving than telling people to exercise solely for health benefits. Dr. Johnson provides explanation and analysis of the movement playground concept.