Exercise/Fitness News

Fear of Failure Contributes to Athletes’ Choking

May 8th, 2014
Fear of Failure Contributes to Athletes’ ChokingA new study has found that anxiety about competition can make even the most physically active person more likely to “choke.” Sports scientists at Coventry University and Staffordshire University ...

Being Out of Shape May Hamper Long-Term Memory

May 3rd, 2014
Being Out of Shape May Hamper Long-Term MemoryA study from researchers at Michigan State University has found that aerobic fitness affects long-term memory. The researchers tested 75 college students during a two-day period and found ...

Organized Sports Helps Tweens Avoid Risky Health Behaviors

May 1st, 2014
Organized Sports Helps Tweens Avoid Risky Health Behaviors Emerging research suggests youth participation in coached team sports is linked to a lower risk of tween (preadolescents aged 10-14) smoking and drinking. Dartmouth researchers discovered tweens ...

Being Called Fat As A Child Tied to Girl’s Appearance at 19

April 30th, 2014
Being Called Fat As A Child Tied to Girl's Appearance at 19A new study suggests that being labeled as "fat" during childhood is associated with how a girl looks in late adolescence. Specifically, University of ...

Improving Creativity May Be Simple as Taking a Walk

April 25th, 2014
Improving Creativity May Be Simple as Taking a Walk New research discovers that when challenged by a task, getting out to take a walk leads to more creativity than staring at a keyboard or ...

Exercise To Keep Alzheimer’s Disease Away

April 24th, 2014
Exercise To Keep Alzheimer’s Disease AwayA study of older adults finds evidence that moderate physical activity can stave off shrinkage of the brain region responsible for memory and spatial orientation -- the area that ...

Online Searches for ‘Health’ Information Occur Early in the Week

April 21st, 2014
Online Searches for 'Health' Information Occur Early in the WeekAn interesting new study discovers that Americans are more apt to search for "health" content at the beginning of the week. The pattern could be used to ...

Does More Facebook Time Lead to More Negative Body Image?

April 11th, 2014
Does More Facebook Time Use Lead to More Negative Body Image? Researchers in the United Kingdom and United States found that more time on Facebook could lead to more negative feelings and more comparisons to ...

‘Green’ Exercise Can Offer Added Health Benefits

April 8th, 2014
'Green' Exercise Can Offer Added Health BenefitsNew research from the UK finds that children exposed to scenes of nature while exercising are more likely to experience health-enhancing effects after their activity. In the study, researchers asked ...

Rat Study Shows Junk Food Diet Can Make You Lazy

April 6th, 2014
Rat Study Shows Junk Food Diet Can Make You LazyA new rat study shows that being overweight makes people tired and sedentary -- and not the other way around. Scientists at the University of California, ...