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Newswise: Virtual Reality Technology Could Strengthen Effects of Traditional Rehabilitation for Multiple Sclerosis
Released: 30-Jun-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Virtual Reality Technology Could Strengthen Effects of Traditional Rehabilitation for Multiple Sclerosis
Kessler Foundation

East Hanover, NJ. June 30, 2022. In a recent article, Kessler Foundation scientists advocated for the incorporation of virtual reality (VR) technology in cognitive rehabilitation research in multiple sclerosis (MS).

Newswise: ACSM / Anthem Foundation American Fitness Index to Reveal 2022 Fittest City
Released: 21-Jun-2022 3:20 PM EDT
ACSM / Anthem Foundation American Fitness Index to Reveal 2022 Fittest City
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

The science-based Fitness Index annually evaluates and ranks America’s 100 largest cities using health behaviors, chronic diseases and community infrastructure indicators that support a physically active lifestyle.

Released: 21-Jun-2022 11:00 AM EDT
75% of Teens Aren’t Getting Recommended Daily Exercise
University of Georgia

Three out of every four teens aren’t getting enough exercise, and this lack is even more pronounced among female students. But new research from the University of Georgia suggests improving a school’s climate can increase physical activity among adolescents.

Newswise: Paralympic Dreams and the Growth of Adaptive Sports
Released: 20-Jun-2022 6:00 AM EDT
Paralympic Dreams and the Growth of Adaptive Sports
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A star adaptive sports athlete at University of Michigan made the roster for the 2022 U.S. Men's National Wheelchair Basketball Team. He is a key piece of the university's growing adaptive sports program, which is led by a U-M Health physician.

Released: 16-Jun-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Research: Online Yoga Reduces Stress, Improves Well-Being
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

In this age of remote work, virtual meetings, and telemedicine visits, add yoga to the list of things you can do effectively without leaving home.

Released: 16-Jun-2022 1:30 PM EDT
Gold Ribbon Not Necessary—Healthy Brain and Body Function Are the Rewards in This Game
University of Tsukuba

As human lifespans increase, new societal challenges arise. In a "superaging society," in which young people are few and older people are many, caring for the older adult population adequately with limited resources is a difficult balancing act to perform.

Released: 16-Jun-2022 11:40 AM EDT
Physical Activity, Diet Improve After Bariatric Surgery, but Do Not Meet Recommended Levels
University of Florida

Researchers found participants’ physical activity and diet quality improved after weight-loss bariatric surgery, but fell short of federal physical activity guidelines.

Released: 15-Jun-2022 1:45 PM EDT
Nordic Walking Improves Functional Capacity in People with Heart Disease
Elsevier

Researchers identified a greater increase in functional capacity, the ability to perform activities of daily living, as a result of Nordic walking in patients with coronary heart disease compared to standard high-intensity interval training and moderate-to-vigorous intensity continuous training.

Released: 14-Jun-2022 12:00 PM EDT
Studies Point to Role of Lifestyle Factors in Alzheimer’s Risk and Disparities
American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Two new studies offer insights into the factors that may contribute to the disproportionate burden of dementia in non-White and low-income U.S. populations.

7-Jun-2022 9:00 AM EDT
Moderation May Disrupt Addictive Nature of Wireless Mobile Devices and Adverse Health Outcomes
Endocrine Society

Encouraging moderation, balance and real-life engagement coupled with education may combat the overuse of wireless mobile devices and subsequent adverse health outcomes, according to research being presented Sunday at ENDO 2022, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in Atlanta, Ga.

Newswise: 10 Outdoor Safety Tips to Keep Summer From Turning Into Bummer
Released: 8-Jun-2022 10:30 AM EDT
10 Outdoor Safety Tips to Keep Summer From Turning Into Bummer
Virginia Tech

An ER physician specializing in wilderness medicine says the right preparation will go a long way in keeping your summer plans safe and fun.

Released: 7-Jun-2022 7:05 AM EDT
ACSM Announces 2021 Paper of the Year Selections
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

The ACSM Publications Committee established an annual Paper of the Year award in 2020 for each of ACSM’s journals to recognize the demonstrated excellence in scientific and scholarly articles published during the previous year. With five leading scholarly journals, ACSM offers access to cutting-edge research, translational science, relevant clinical reports and evidence-informed practical content for researchers, students, clinicians, those working to improve health outcomes, and health and fitness professionals.

Newswise: Beetroot Boosts Sporting Performance in Athletes
Released: 7-Jun-2022 6:30 AM EDT
Beetroot Boosts Sporting Performance in Athletes
University of South Australia

It’s the bright-red root veggie more often found in a borsht than a breakfast smoothie, but the humble beetroot could become one of the next go-to foods for athletes as UniSA research shows it can provide a competitive edge when it comes to playing sport.

Released: 3-Jun-2022 11:35 AM EDT
New Insight: Socio-Economic Disparities in Physical Activity Levels During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Kobe University

A study conducted by Assistant Professor KYAN Akira (Kobe University Graduate School of Human Development and Environment) and Professor TAKAKURA Minoru (Faculty of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus) has identified socio-economic disparities in physical activity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Released: 1-Jun-2022 7:05 PM EDT
The 2022 ACSM Annual Meeting and World Congresses offers compelling sessions, including those focusing on mental health and wellbeing
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

The 2022 ACSM Annual Meeting and World Congresses will feature several compelling sessions, including the areas of mental health and wellbeing.

Newswise: Antibiotics Wreak Havoc on Athletic Performance
Released: 1-Jun-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Antibiotics Wreak Havoc on Athletic Performance
University of California, Riverside

New research demonstrates that by killing essential gut bacteria, antibiotics ravage athletes’ motivation and endurance. The UC Riverside-led mouse study suggests the microbiome is a big factor separating athletes from couch potatoes.

Newswise: High Fat Diet, Unregulated Athletic Exercise Endurance Enhancers Linked to Risk of Pancreatic Cancer
Released: 1-Jun-2022 3:55 PM EDT
High Fat Diet, Unregulated Athletic Exercise Endurance Enhancers Linked to Risk of Pancreatic Cancer
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Researchers at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center have found a cell nuclear receptor activated by high fat diets and synthetic substances in unregulated athletic performance enhancers fuels the progression of precancerous pancreas lesions into pancreatic cancer.

Newswise: New UCI-led study finds that your genetic sex determines the way your muscle “talks” to other tissues in your body
Released: 31-May-2022 2:05 PM EDT
New UCI-led study finds that your genetic sex determines the way your muscle “talks” to other tissues in your body
University of California, Irvine

A new University of California, Irvine-led study identifies sex-specific circuits of muscle signaling to other tissues and that the organs and processes muscle impacts are markedly different between males and females. This new discovery provides insight into how muscle functions, such as exercise, promote healthy longevity, metabolism and improve cognition.

Released: 31-May-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Exercise, Sport, and Movement: New open access journal from American College of Sports Medicine coming this fall
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, is further expanding its publishing partnership with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), with the addition of Exercise, Sport, and Movement (ESM).

Newswise: Heart Doctor and Lifelong Runner Offers Tips to Running
Released: 26-May-2022 4:20 PM EDT
Heart Doctor and Lifelong Runner Offers Tips to Running
Rush University Medical Center

Sean Swearingen, MD, a sports cardiologist at RUSH, outlines ways to target your workout for maximum benefit and minimum strain..

20-May-2022 10:30 AM EDT
Seven Healthy Habits Linked to Lower Risk of Dementia in Those with Genetic Risk
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Seven healthy habits and lifestyle factors may play a role in lowering the risk of dementia in people with the highest genetic risk, according to research published in the May 25, 2022, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Newswise: NEWLY ANNOUNCED Title IX symposium added to ACSM Annual Meeting program
Released: 25-May-2022 10:35 AM EDT
NEWLY ANNOUNCED Title IX symposium added to ACSM Annual Meeting program
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

NEWLY ANNOUNCED symposium has been added to the program at the American College of Sports Medicine’s Annual Meeting, World Congress on Exercise is Medicine, and World Congress on the Basic Science of Exercise and Vascular Health.

Released: 23-May-2022 5:40 PM EDT
Reducing screen time increases physical activity in children
University of Southern Denmark

Many young people spend much of their time using digital screens which may reduce their engagement in physical activity.

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Released: 20-May-2022 12:20 PM EDT
Using Math to Improve Your Workout
Universite de Montreal

Interval training is the best way to improve your cardiorespiratory fitness and overall sports performance. It works for everyone, from the elite athlete preparing for the Olympics to the regular weekend athlete to the patient who wants to improve their physical condition.

Newswise: Just Two Weeks Away from ACSM Annual Meeting!
Released: 18-May-2022 3:25 PM EDT
Just Two Weeks Away from ACSM Annual Meeting!
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

The 2022 ACSM Annual Meeting will be held May 31 – June 4 at the San Diego, CA Convention Center alongside the beautiful San Diego Bay. Join us!

Released: 17-May-2022 1:45 PM EDT
Stress could make us more likable, and other Behavioral Science news tips
Newswise

Here are some of the latest articles added to the Behavioral Science channel on Newswise.

Released: 16-May-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Weights can be weapons in battle against obesity
Edith Cowan University

People battling with their weight who are unable to do aerobic exercise can hit the gym instead and still see positive results.

Released: 16-May-2022 2:35 PM EDT
Muscle-building linked to weapon carrying and physical fighting
University of Toronto

Gun violence and school violence have been on the rise since the pandemic, as have eating disorders and body image issues among adolescents — which includes an emphasis on muscularity as today’s body ideal for many boys.

11-May-2022 7:00 AM EDT
Boost in Nerve-Growth Protein Helps Explain Why Running Supports Brain Health
NYU Langone Health

Exercise increases levels of a chemical involved in brain cell growth, which bolsters the release of the “feel good” hormone dopamine, a new study shows. Dopamine is known to play a key role in movement, motivation, and learning.

12-May-2022 6:05 AM EDT
Study Shows Children’s Physical Activity Levels Fell Below National Guidelines in Wake of Pandemic
University of Bristol

New research has revealed children’s physical activity levels in the UK were significantly lower by the time the COVID-19 pandemic public lockdown restrictions were lifted.

Released: 12-May-2022 1:20 PM EDT
Smokers Who Switch to E-Cigarettes May Adopt Other Healthy Routines
University of Washington

A University of Washington study of adult smokers finds that those who switch to vaping some or all of the time may adopt other healthy behaviors.

Released: 11-May-2022 3:05 PM EDT
Taking ownership of your health
Osaka University

Idioms and proverbs about the importance of maintaining good health span the ages.

Newswise: More greens, less sugar and fries: Abriendo Caminos study finds promising results
Released: 11-May-2022 11:05 AM EDT
More greens, less sugar and fries: Abriendo Caminos study finds promising results
Iowa State University

A study evaluating the effect of the Abriendo Caminos program on dietary behaviors of Hispanic children found youth participants consumed sugar-sweetened beverages, french fries and fast food less frequently and ate vegetables more often after the six-week workshop series.

Released: 5-May-2022 7:05 AM EDT
Protect Healthy Vision with 7 Habits for Healthy Retinas
American Society of Retina Specialists

Healthy sight allows us to experience all of the world’s wonders. Our retinas make good vision possible. The American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) encourages the public to learn about the healthy habits that can help safeguard your retinas and your sight.

Released: 4-May-2022 12:40 PM EDT
A healthy lifestyle helps to prevent gestational diabetes in those at highest genetic risk
University of Helsinki

Gestational diabetes is the most common health-related challenge during pregnancy. Today, it is diagnosed in every fifth expectant mother in Finland.

Released: 4-May-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Benefits of Exercise May Vary Greatly in Primary Mitochondrial Disease
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

In a new study, researchers demonstrated that the benefits of endurance exercise can vary based on the type of mutation involved in mitochondrial disease, and while the benefits of exercise outweigh the risks, the mitochondrial genetic status of patients should be taken into consideration when recommending exercise as therapy.

Released: 3-May-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Study sheds light on the benefits of exercise in fatty liver disease
University of Eastern Finland

Exercise supports the treatment of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease by impacting on several metabolic pathways in the body, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows.

Released: 2-May-2022 1:45 PM EDT
Reducing sedentary time mitigates the risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases
University of Turku (Turun yliopisto)

A new study suggests that reducing daily sedentary time can have a positive effect on the risk factors of lifestyle diseases already in three months.

Newswise: Could Exercise Counteract Cardiotoxic Chemotherapy
 for Women with Breast Cancer
Released: 29-Apr-2022 1:05 AM EDT
Could Exercise Counteract Cardiotoxic Chemotherapy for Women with Breast Cancer
University of South Australia

When you’re a breast cancer survivor, the last thing you need is another health scare. So, it’s concerning to know that up to 48 per cent of breast cancer patients will go on to fight heart disease as a direct result of chemotherapy.

Released: 28-Apr-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Grandmaternal Exercise Has Benefits for Grand Offspring, Researchers Find
Beth Israel Lahey Health

Scientists have demonstrated in mice that the benefits of exercise may also span generations.

Newswise: Hype up fitness to support kids’ health post-lockdowns
Released: 27-Apr-2022 8:30 PM EDT
Hype up fitness to support kids’ health post-lockdowns
University of South Australia

As COVID-19 reaches record levels in the UK, health experts are calling for a focus on children’s physical fitness as new research reveals concerning changes to children’s health and physical fitness following the pandemic.

Newswise: NIH awards Joseph Mikels $2.6 million to research motivation and health
Released: 26-Apr-2022 2:55 PM EDT
NIH awards Joseph Mikels $2.6 million to research motivation and health
DePaul University

Tapping into positive emotions and social connections may be key to motivating older adults to exercise. DePaul University psychology professor Joseph Mikels has been awarded a $2.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue his work on emotion, aging and decision-making throughout the life span.

Released: 25-Apr-2022 12:45 PM EDT
Controlling blood sugar may improve response to exercise training, study finds
Beth Israel Lahey Health

Scientists sought to determine whether high blood glucose blunts the body’s response to exercise and whether lowering it can restore the ability to improve aerobic capacity with training.

Newswise:Video Embedded study-finds-surprising-way-to-make-walking-easier
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Released: 25-Apr-2022 6:00 AM EDT
Study Finds Surprising Way to Make Walking Easier
Philippe Malcolm, PhD

A robotic waist tether pulls at a wearer’s center of mass to reduce the energy needed to walk, offering a new potential approach for assistive rehabilitation.


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