Journeyworks Publishing Teams Up with Dr. Toni Yancey to Bring You Instant Recess®

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Recess is here! Journeyworks Publishing is proud to join forces with Dr. Toni Yancey to bring the Instant Recess® 10-minute activity movement to a school, workplace or community event near you.

Poster of people participating in physical activity.

This Instant Recess poster is great for posting in hallways, offices and classrooms to encourage 10-minute activity breaks.

I know you can remember the recess bell, the wave of exhilaration... Instant Recess® is infused with all the fun and freedom you got from recess in the schoolyard.

Instant Recess®, the brainchild of Dr. Toni Yancey, gets people excited about being active. Thousands of workplaces, schools and other organizations have had proven success with Instant Recess®. Now Journeyworks Publishing, a leading national publisher of health promotion materials, has teamed up with Dr. Yancey to help bring this activity approach to your organization. Videos for every age and audience and new supplemental brochures, posters and pocket cards help workplaces, schools and others put Instant Recess® into action.

Who didn’t love recess as a child?

“I know you can remember the recess bell, the wave of exhilaration,” says Dr. Yancey. Instant Recess® is infused with all the fun and freedom you got from recess in the schoolyard.

Instant Recess® is an evidence-based approach, reviewed by public health experts and evaluated in disciplined research studies. The research demonstrates that short activity breaks during the day can lift one’s mood, improve productivity and avert weight gain.

Because it takes only 10-minutes at a time, Instant Recess® is easy to add to a workday or bring into a classroom. It can be used by people of all different fitness levels, in a variety of environments (people can be in casual or dress clothes!), and is adaptable to all ages. Plus, Instant Recess® highlights community, social involvement and music!

Journeyworks Publishing is pleased to distribute Instant Recess® DVDs and is proud to have collaborated with Dr. Yancey to develop supplemental program materials such as brochures, pocket cards and posters to help schools, workplaces and other organizations bring Instant Recess® to life in their community! The Instant Recess® approach is easy to use, it is proven successful, and now through partnership with Journeyworks Publishing, it is easy for any organization to put into action.

About Journeyworks Publishing
Journeyworks Publishing is a national health education and health promotion publisher with more than 10,000,000 pamphlets, brochures, booklets, posters, bookmarks, videos and other products distributed each year. Used extensively by public health departments, hospitals, schools, VA programs and more, Journeyworks materials are known for being creative, effective, easy-to-read, and accurate. You can learn more by visiting

About Dr. Toni Yancey
Toni Yancey, MD, MPH is a professor at the UCLA School of Public Health and Co-Director of the UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity. She is the author of “Instant Recess: Building a Fit Nation--10 Minutes at a Time.” She serves on the Board of Directors of the Partnership for a Healthier America, the non-profit supporting First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign to end the childhood obesity epidemic. Her nationally recognized Instant Recess® approach helps individuals and organizations structure fitness breaks into daily life. You can learn more by visiting

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