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Workout whimps, start doing some push-ups.

USA Today reports that 2014's popular fitness trends will include a lot of strength training. The publication advises that "workout whimps" beware of next year's...

Criticism of High School Sports Raises Important Issues, But Sometimes Wrong Conclusions

Athletics are as much a part of American high school culture as prom night and geometry. Yet, sports programs gone amok can sometimes lead...

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...

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...

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...

U.S. High School Students Not Physically Active Enough

According to, more than 80 percent of adolescents do not engage in enough aerobic activity to meet the criteria listed in the guidelines....

Are We Really Serious about Diet and Exercise?

Health related issues associated with sedentary lifestyles and unhealthy diet practices have received a great deal of attention from researchers and media. There is...

Getting Youth Physical Fit Also Improves Their Academic Achievement

Children have become more obese and less fit since the ‘80s, and this could be due to physically inactive lifestyles. According to a report...
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