Body Composition Devices Under Evaluation

Athletes are always looking for an edge when it comes to diet and training.  Technological advances over the past 25 years have led to...

‘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....

Prescription Drugs Number 1 Drug Killer in America

The Digest recently posted a story about a research study on the increase in the occurrence of knee osteoarthritis among older Americans.  The gist...

Pediatric obesity targeted by CDC

(Editor’s Note. This article is based on a press release by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  The story has appeared, among other places,...

The 20 Worst Kids’ Foods

(Editor’s Note.  This article has appeared in several forums, including the blog The Stone Hearth) Authors David Zinczenko and Matt Goulding recently revealed the list...

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...

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...

Amplified!

According to USA Today, statistics indicate that approximately 1 million stents are inserted into the hearts of Americans each year. One million. Stents. You...

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...

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...

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