Archive for December, 2010

  • 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 of research studies are indicating multiple benefits of physical activity for older adults. Aging is inevitable; […]

  • 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 of Exit 16W of the New Jersey Turnpike in the Meadowlands. This year the Giants and […]

  • 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 1977 Orange Bowl, and won a Super Bowl championship in 1981 with the San Francisco 49ers, […]

  • 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 with certain football players at the University of Alabama who were offered, and took, “medical” scholarships […]

  • 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… Download article as PDF

  • 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 Detroit and the Giants in Seattle. So there cannot be a side by side comparison of two […]

  • 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, but speculation was that it was not “universal” enough. Or, it lacked competitiveness outside of North […]