Exercise/Fitness News

The Fitter the Kid, The Faster the Brain

June 4th, 2014
The Fitter the Kid, The Faster the BrainIf having a fat child does not motivate parents to improve their child’s physical conditioning, maybe a new research report that shows the benefits of fitness for ...

Quality of Exercise/Diet May Trump Quantity

June 2nd, 2014
Quality of Exercise/Diet May Trump QuantityAn intriguing new study suggests more exercise may not be as beneficial as a variety of exercises. Exercise scientist Dr. Paul Arciero believes that if your goal is to lose weight ...

Biking Linked to Better Mood

May 30th, 2014
Biking Linked to Better MoodApparently, the way we get to work and travel about plays a role in how we feel. In a new study, researchers investigated how things like happiness, pain, stress, sadness and ...

Tai Chi May Slow Aging

May 29th, 2014
Tai Chi May Slow AgingA new study suggests the traditional Chinese martial art and sport called tai chi may replenish stem cells. In a group of young people, investigators compared tai chi with brisk walking or ...

Lifestyle Changes Can Lower Risk of Breast Cancer Recurring

May 27th, 2014
Lifestyle Changes Can Lower Risk of Breast Cancer RecurringEmerging research suggests lifestyle changes in the form of healthy eating and regular exercise can decrease the risk of breast cancer recurrence and mortality. Two studies from ...

Women Who Think They Can More Likely to Lose Weight Postpartum

May 23rd, 2014
Women Who Think They Can More Likely to Lose Weight PostpartumNew research suggest having a positive mental opinion that one can return to everyday activities and exercise after childbirth influences how much weight a ...

Athletes Prefer Voice of Female Sports Psychologist

May 11th, 2014
Athletes Prefer Voice of Female Sports PsychologistIn a new study, both male and female athletes rated the voices of female sports psychologists more positively than male voices. The research was recently presented at the ...

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 ...