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Physical Literacy: The Holy Grail of Health and Wellness

The obesity crisis, which we hear about on an almost daily basis, is challenging our country in ways not seen before. It’s feared that...

Preventing Head Injury: Should We be Talking about Rules or Helmets?

Helmet-to-helmet collisions in the National Football League (NFL) have been a major topic of discussion during the 2010 season. One factor that has not...

A New Year’s Resolution: Becoming Physically Active

As 2011 approaches, you will start to hear people proclaim their New Year’s resolutions. Since obesity continues to be a global epidemic, some will...

Coaches and Parents Should Take Concussion More Seriously

Recent reports have indicated that concussion rates in young athletes are on the rise. However, many scholars are concerned that we may not be...

Concussed High School Athletes Who Receive Neuropsychological Testing Sidelined Longer

When computerized neuropsychological testing is used, high school athletes suffering from a sports-related concussion are less likely to be returned to play within one...

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.

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...

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