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

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

Exercise as Medicine

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In a 2010 CNN interview, U.S. Air force retired Lt. Gen. Norman Seip said more than one in four U.S. military recruits were unfit...

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...

Recess as Important as Other 3 R’s for Children

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The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently weighed in on the heavily debated issue of recess in schools and determined that it is a...

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...

Testing Cardiovascular Fitness in Our Youth

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Cardiovascular fitness is generally considered to be the most important component of health-related physical fitness. Other commonly used terms for cardiovascular fitness include cardiorespiratory...

Knee Arthritis Is Becoming a Major Medical Problem

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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...

Concessions at Youth Baseball Encourage Obesity

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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...

Prescription Drugs Number 1 Drug Killer in America

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

Parks and Recreation: The Benefits are Endless!

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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,...

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