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Concessions at Youth Baseball Encourage Obesity

A new study published in Childhood Obesity earlier this month suggests that youth baseball may actually do more to promote obesity than curb it. The study, conducted...

Recovery Redefined: Post-Workout Nutrition

The biggest error in the common view of nutrition is the focus on small details. This error is evidenced by questions like, “How much...

Olympic Torch Back From International Space Station

Russia’s Soyuz space capsule landed safely in Kazakhstan on Monday, returning three astronauts and the symbolic Olympic Torch to Earth after its first ever...

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...

Raise Awareness about Childhood Obesity This Month!

Childhood Obesity Awareness Month was created to fight this negative trend in our next generation’s health. COAM embodies the principle "Think globally; act locally." Taken...

Call to Replace BMI with More Accurate Predictions of Disease

Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine point out that the body mass index (BMI), based on the weight and height, is not an...

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...

Children in P.E. Three Times More Likely to Participate in Sports and Fitness

Do you want to overcome the inactivity pandemic and obesity crisis? New research by the Physical Activity Council of 40,000 Americans shows children who...

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...

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