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Testing Cardiovascular Fitness in Our Youth

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

10 Eating Tips for a Healthier College Football Bowl Season

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

Are We a Nation of Fat People?

Taming the obesity epidemic in this country needs an all-hands-on-deck strategy so that schools provide students 60 minutes of physical activity daily, fast-food restaurants...

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...

Recess as Important as Other 3 R’s for Children

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

Monosodium Glutamate or MSG: What’s the Big Deal?

Is MSG harmful to the human body?  What does it do for and to the human body?  To answer these questions one first must...

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