America — Land of the Free and Home of the Obese

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Americans are inundated with information about how we have become a physically unfit nation.  Even though our life expectancies have not fallen, we are...

2012 Shape of the Nation Report Reveals State Loopholes Stalling Progress of Physical Education...

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The 2012 Shape of the Nation Report: Status of Physical Education in the USA, released November 13 by the National Association for Sport and...

How Concussions Affect Children’s Brains Even After Symptoms Subside

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Brain changes in children who have sustained a mild traumatic brain injury, or concussion, persist for months following injury — even after the symptoms...

10 Eating Tips for a Healthier College Football Bowl Season

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Bowl season brings specific eating challenges for football fans. Tailgating is often centered on binge eating and drinking. Anxious and celebratory supporters often live...

Adam Nelson on the Verge of Gold

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"It is," Adam Nelson said December 6," bittersweet." It has been more than eight years since they held the shot put competition at the...

Energy Drinks Should Be Marketed and Sold as Supplements Not ‘Drinks’

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As witnessed by widespread use, positive athlete testimonials, and even the new pink lemonade 5-hour energy commercials, energy drinks (EDs) appear to be perceived...

A Football Lifer Worries About the Future of His Game

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John Wooten is a football lifer. He entered the College Football Hall of Fame on Tuesday 56 years after he first played as a...

Exercise in a High-Tech World: How Much is Enough?

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Sport, health and physical education, and exercise science professionals are commonly asked: “How much exercise training is enough? Are the benefits worth the cost...

Evaluate Mental Toughness in Your Athletes

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In the quest for athletic success, coaches have long-valued mental toughness. In fact, research found that 82 percent of wrestling coaches rated mental toughness...

Can it Be True? Georgia College Discontinues its Athletic Teams

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Spelman College in Atlanta is a historically black college and university for women only. It has a long and rich history as an academically...

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