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Article ID: 697546

In August: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Celebrates Fifth Annual Kids Eat Right Month™

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

August is Kids Eat Right Month™, when the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and its Foundation focus on the importance of healthful eating and active lifestyles for children and their families.

18-Jul-2018 4:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 697524

As We Get Parched, Cognition Can Sputter, Dehydration Study Says

Georgia Institute of Technology

Getting parched can fuzz attentiveness and make it harder to solve problems. Dehydration can easily put a dent in those and other cognitive functions, a new metadata analysis of multiple studies shows. Researchers at Georgia Tech are particularly interested in possible ramifications for people who toil in the heat around heavy equipment or military hardware.

17-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697424

From the Lab to the Real World: Program to Improve Elderly Mobility Feasible in Community

Tufts University

A pilot study led by researchers from Tufts University and conducted at the Somerville Council on Aging in Somerville, Mass., translated for the first time the physical activity benefits of the Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders study in a community setting.

13-Jul-2018 3:30 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 697358

UChicago Medicine, Chicago Sky break the Guinness World Record for largest basketball lesson

University of Chicago Medical Center

The University of Chicago Medicine and the WNBA Chicago Sky officially broke the Guinness World Record for the largest basketball lesson, which took place during this year’s inaugural #ChicagoFit Health and Fitness Festival.

12-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 697345

Researchers Turn Exercise Into a Game and See Encouraging Results

University of Iowa

A team of University of Iowa researchers built a web-based app called MapTrek. When synced with a Fitbit, MapTrek allows users to go on virtual walking tours of locations such as the Grand Canyon or Appalachian trail while competing against other users. A study showed MapTrek and Fitbit users averaged 2,200 more steps per day than a control group that used only Fitbits.

12-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 697206

ACSM and Wellcoaches Expand Partnership to Deliver Industry-leading Coaching & Behavior Change Programs

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and Wellcoaches Corporation (Wellcoaches) will expand their partnership to deliver two cobranded programs to those working in the fitness and wellness professions.

10-Jul-2018 9:50 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 696839

BIDMC Research Brief Digest: June 2018

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

A monthly roundup of research briefs showcasing recent scientific advances led by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center faculty.

28-Jun-2018 5:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 696727

The Medical Minute: Just Say “Om”–the Benefits of Yoga and Pilates for Beginners

Penn State Health

Yoga and Pilates are two forms of low-impact exercise that people of all ages and fitness levels can do to improve both their physical and mental well-being.

27-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 696394

What a Pain: The iPad Neck Plagues Women More

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Gender and posture -- not screen time -- are the biggest risk factors behind developing "iPad neck," says a UNLV study published this month in The Journal of Physical Therapy Science.

20-Jun-2018 1:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 696346

Weight Loss Reverses Heart Condition in Obesity Sufferers

University of Adelaide

Australian research shows for the first time that obese people who are suffering from atrial fibrillation can reduce or reverse the effects of the condition by losing weight.

20-Jun-2018 1:05 AM EDT

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