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Exercise: The Older You Get, the More You Get Back

Medical doctors and researchers have been telling us for years that exercise is important for living a healthy and fulfilling life. An increasing number...

Kids, Nights, and Weight

Children who don’t get a good night’s sleep might wind up with an overweight body. Researchers saw it in around 1,900 children ranging in ages from birth to 13 years old. The researchers looked at sleep patterns and weight in 1997 and 2002. According to UCLA researcher Frederick Zimmerman, “It was roughly 10 hours of sleep a night. Kids who didn’t get enough sleep by that standard had roughly 80 percent more probability of being obese subsequently.” The researchers say naps during the day don’t offset the effect. They think a lack of nighttime sleep throws off key hormones that affect weight and metabolism. The study in Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine was supported by the National Institutes of Health.

Do States Get a Return on Sports Facilities Investments?

A little less than 34 years ago, the New York Giants played the Dallas Cowboys in the opening game of the new stadium off...

9 Athletes are Among Newly Named Rhodes Scholars

The Rhodes Trust recently named 32 scholars from the United States, nine of whom are athletes. Click here for the list and brief biographies of Rhodes Scholar athletes. Click here to read more.

Sport Tourism is a $600 Billion Industry!

What do the Philippines and Kenya have in common? One thing is that they both use sport as a way to boost their tourism industries. Click here for the full story.

Visger Rules – Recommended Changes to NFL Rules

Knowledge comes from formal learning and research, along with first-hand experience. George Visger, who played defensive tackle for the University of Colorado in the...

The Real Value of Medical Scholarships

In The Wall Street Journal’s September 24, 2010 edition, Hannah Karp and Darren Everson offered an intriguing article titled Alabama’s Unhappy Castoffs. It dealt...

Serious Concerns over Alcoholic Beverages with Added Caffeine

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned four firms that they are breaking the law by including caffeine in alcoholic beverages. read more...

New York City Marathon is Area’s Biggest One-Day Sports Event

There is no football game at the Meadowlands this Sunday, as both the New Jersey teams are on the road, with the Jets in...

You’re out! Softball’s Olympic Odyssey

Softball, an Olympic sport from 1996 to 2008, was dropped from the Summer Games of 2012 and 2016. The reason was never made clear,...