Teens May Sleep Better and Longer With Exercise

Getting more exercise than normal — or being more sedentary than usual — for one day may be enough to affect sleep later that night, according to a new study led by Penn State. In a one-week micro-longitudinal study, the researchers found that when teenagers got more physical activity than they usually did, they got… Continue reading Teens May Sleep Better and Longer With Exercise

Home Schooled Kids at No Greater Health Risk: Study

Years of home-schooling don’t appear to influence the general health of children, according to a Rice University study. A report by Rice University kinesiology lecturer Laura Kabiri and colleagues in the Oxford University Press journal Health Promotion International puts forth evidence that the amount of time a student spends in home school is “weakly or… Continue reading Home Schooled Kids at No Greater Health Risk: Study

“The Dirty Dozen:” 12 Most Pesticide-laden Fruits and Vegetables

The Dirty Dozen. It just sounds, well, dirty. Somehow just not wholesome and good for you. If we’re talking about the Environmental Working Group’s “Dirty Dozen,” your instincts would be spot on. We all know that fruits and vegetables are good for us. Our moms, teachers, trainers, nutritionists and just about everyone else has pounded… Continue reading “The Dirty Dozen:” 12 Most Pesticide-laden Fruits and Vegetables

Obesity is a Risk Factor for Depression, Anxiety in Children and Adolescents

Obesity is linked with an increased risk of developing anxiety and depression in children and adolescents, independent of traditional risk factors such as parental psychiatric illness and socioeconomic status, according to new research being presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Glasgow, UK (28 April-1 May). The nationwide study comparing over 12,000… Continue reading Obesity is a Risk Factor for Depression, Anxiety in Children and Adolescents

Your Fitness is More Than Just Physical, It’s a State of Mind: Study

According to a new study differences in what motivates individuals and how they self-regulate behavior influence how they keep fit. The study appearing in the journal Heliyon, published by Elsevier, associates personal characteristics with whether people are likely to prefer solo or group exercise activities, CrossFit® training, resistance training, or team sports, how frequently they… Continue reading Your Fitness is More Than Just Physical, It’s a State of Mind: Study

Simple Test Predicts Prolonged Symptoms of Pediatric Sports Concussions: Study

Researchers from Children’s Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, Colorado, have found that abnormal performance on the Romberg balance test can indicate that children and adolescents will experience prolonged symptoms following sports-related concussion. This finding is reported today in a new article by David R. Howell, PhD, and colleagues… Continue reading Simple Test Predicts Prolonged Symptoms of Pediatric Sports Concussions: Study

Pre-season Guidelines Sparing High School Football Players From Heat Illness

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and partners have found strong evidence that rates of heat-related illnesses, such as heat cramps and heat strokes, were reduced by half in states that had mandated guidelines to reduce exertional heat illness among high school football players. This is one of the first studies… Continue reading Pre-season Guidelines Sparing High School Football Players From Heat Illness