‘Cardio Tennis’ Plays Well In Fight Against Obesity and Inactivity

With an ever-increasing obesity epidemic in the U.S., along with 80 million "inactive" Americans, one tennis program--Cardio Tennis--is helping to battle these issues head-on....

AAHPERD Becomes SHAPE America

A managing partner of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! Active Schools initiative, the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD)...

Stop Taking Your Multivitamins

Bet, no one has ordered you to do this before: Stop taking those multivitamins! But now three new studies in the Annals of Internal Medicine...

AHA: Children Less Fit and Fast Today

In an article that will bring mixed emotions to parents and disbelief from children, the American Heart Association (AHA) recently reported children today are...

Your Bad NFL Team is Making You Fat

You may want to be careful who you root for in NFL football. Back a losing team and watch how much fatter you’ll get. That’s the...

Foods That Fight Muscle Soreness

You’ve made a commitment to healthier living—including exercising regularly. But that post-exercise muscle soreness sometimes gets in the way of your next workout. Sound familiar?...

How Exercise Can Help Us Learn

Over the past decade, in study after study in animals and people, exercise has been shown to improve the ability to learn and remember....

NIH Math Model Predicts Effects of Diet, Physical Activity on Childhood Weight

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have created and confirmed the accuracy of a mathematical model that predicts how weight and body fat...

The AMA Says Obesity is a Disease; Now We Need to Inform Them How...

My first reaction to hearing that the American Medical Association (AMA) had voted to classify obesity as a disease last month was a positive...

A 20-Minute Bout of Yoga Stimulates Brain Function Immediately After

Researchers report that a single, 20-minute session of Hatha yoga significantly improved participants' speed and accuracy on tests of working memory and inhibitory control,...

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