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Parks and Recreation: The Benefits are Endless!

But to name a few… Be happier, and feel great! There is no greater opportunity for people to experience self-actualization and the spiritual renewal, creative expression,...

Knee Arthritis Is Becoming a Major Medical Problem

Arthritis of the knee is striking Americans at younger ages, new research has found, but shedding a few pounds if you're overweight may reduce...

Stay Healthy This Holiday Season With Exercise, Smart Food Choices

(Editor’s Note.  All of us worry about putting on pounds during the time from Thanksgiving through the New Year’s celebrations.  Here is a piece...

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....

Harsh Childhood Obesity Ads: Effective or Stigmatizing?

A new, in-your-face ad campaign in Georgia against childhood obesity is sparking controversy among health experts. The ads feature overweight children along with blunt messages...

‘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....

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...

Presidential Physical Fitness Test to Be Replaced in 2014

School-based fitness programs will enter a new era in 2014, when a new assessment called the Presidential Youth Fitness Program replaces the 24-year-old Physical...

Personal Technology to Influence Healthy Choices

Researchers met September 23 at the Obesity Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, to discuss programs that have been created by health...

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

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

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