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Why does physical activity during childhood matter? (12/12/2014)

Most scientific research on the topic of physical inactivity has focused on the consequences of physical inactivity for physical health, with significant attention to obesity and medical conditions such as diabetes. 'The Relation of Childhood Physical Activity to Brain Health, Cognition, and Scholastic Achievement' (Charles Hillman and colleagues, University of Illinois; Society for Research in Child Development), provides compelling new data on the consequences of physical inactivity for neural function, cognitive task performance, and academic achievement. ...> Full Article



How teens choose their friends (11/24/2013)

How teens choose their friendsA national study led by a Michigan State University scholar finds that the courses students take in high school have powerful effects on the friendships they make. ...> Full Article


Teens interested in healthy minds -- and ripped bodies (9/18/2013)

In a recent study on adolescent perceptions surrounding physical activity, James Gavin, professor in Concordia University's Department of Applied Human Sciences, found that teens are just as aware of the mental benefits of exercise -- such as increased confidence, self-esteem and autonomy -- as they are of physical benefits. ...> Full Article


Autistic children with better motor skills more adept at socializing (9/17/2013)

In a new study looking at toddlers and preschoolers with autism, researchers found that children with better motor skills were more adept at socializing and communicating. ...> Full Article



Study shows elementary and middle schools can get students moving, not just thinking (8/25/2013)

Study shows elementary and middle schools can get students moving, not just thinkingDespite widespread cuts to physical education classes and recess, an Indiana University study has shown that schools can play an important role in helping their students live healthier lives. Schools that implemented coordinated school health programs saw increases in students' physical activity. ...> Full Article


Note to teens: Just breathe (7/19/2013)

UCLA researchers have found that a workshop for adolescents that teaches skills to keep impulsive acts under control, is effective. Such impulsive behavior often leads to negative acts including substance abuse and violence. ...> Full Article


Exercise shields children from stress (3/16/2013)

Exercise may play a key role in helping children cope with stressful situations, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. When they are exposed to everyday stressors, the study found sedentary children had surges of cortisol -- a hormone linked to stress. The most active children had little or no increase in their cortisol levels in similar situations. ...> Full Article


Children who swim start smarter (11/19/2012)

Children who learn how to swim at a young age are reaching many developmental milestones earlier than the norm. Researchers from the Griffith Institute for Educational Research surveyed parents of 7,000 under-fives from Australia, New Zealand and the US over three years. ...> Full Article


Kids need at least 7 minutes a day of 'vigorous' physical activity, but most aren't getting that (11/13/2012)

Children need a minimum of seven minutes a day of vigorous physical activity, demonstrates recently published findings by University of Alberta medical researchers and their colleagues across Canada. ...> Full Article


How active is your child really? (6/28/2012)

Children younger than eight need to be targeted to make sure they lead more active lives to combat our obesity time-bomb, researchers at Newcastle University say. Their new study reveals that children are not spending enough time being active and that girls are already becoming more sedentary than boys by the age of eight. ...> Full Article


Nearly half of preschool children not taken outside to play by parents on a daily basis: Study (4/7/2012)

A new study led by Pooja Tandon, M.D., M.P.H., of Seattle Children's Research Institute found that nearly half of preschoolers in a sample representing four million US children did not have even one parent-supervised outdoor play opportunity per day. ...> Full Article

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