Repetitive Impact and Understanding Concussions

Are mild, run-of-the-mill impacts of the head and neck as much to blame for concussions as big hits and impacts? Do they cause similar damage to brain blood vessels? If scientists at Trinity College Dublin are correct in their findings, the answer is yes. In a study whose results were published in the Journal of… Continue reading Repetitive Impact and Understanding Concussions

Advertisements

Getting Fatter as You Get Older? Here’s One Reason Why

If you’re getting older, you may have noticed something. Something disturbing is happening to your waistline and other parts. It’s very common for people to gain weight and body fat as they get older. So common, in fact, that it’s been largely an accepted reality, even though we really haven’t understood why. At least, not… Continue reading Getting Fatter as You Get Older? Here’s One Reason Why

Smell Sweaty After the Gym? Soon Your Clothes May Solve the Problem

Are you this guy while you workout or afterwards? Soon, science may be able to give you clothes that prevent you from smelling “not so fresh.” Or even downright gross. Of course, it’s not just exercise that does it. Hot summer weather, stressful situations, yard work or a tough day on the job can leave… Continue reading Smell Sweaty After the Gym? Soon Your Clothes May Solve the Problem

Hot Yoga Keeps Blood Pressure in Check

Leave it to modern humans, especially Americans, to take an ancient practice of mindfulness, physical exercise and connectedness and turn it into an extreme sport. Sort of. In this particular case, we may just have created something with real, positive affects on heart health. That’s on top of any other benefits, proven or claimed, for… Continue reading Hot Yoga Keeps Blood Pressure in Check

Gut Bacteria and Alzheimer’s: Is There a Dietary Connection?

Alzheimer’s Disease is a devastating illness. It not only steals the memory, cognition, self-reliance and eventually the life of the victim, it has profound, painful and lasting affects on the victims friends and family. Nobody in the orbit of this disease escapes unscathed. Researchers and medical professionals have been searching for ways to predict, prevent… Continue reading Gut Bacteria and Alzheimer’s: Is There a Dietary Connection?

Type 2 Diabetics Regulate Blood Sugar Better On a Low Carbohydrate Diet

New research from the University of Copenhagen has shown that the conventional wisdom around nutritional therapies for type 2 diabetics may not be so wise after all. The study, part of CutDM, funded in part by a DKK 4 million grant from Arla Food for Health, involved 28 patients who were studied over 12 weeks.… Continue reading Type 2 Diabetics Regulate Blood Sugar Better On a Low Carbohydrate Diet

Routine Football Hits Cause Damage to the Brain: Study

Football just can’t seem to catch a break. It seems like almost daily that another research study comes out warning of the dangers of football to the brain. We’ve learned to accept that big, crushing hits may cause concussions and other brain injuries. We’ve changed the rules, the helmets and our approach to blocking, tackling… Continue reading Routine Football Hits Cause Damage to the Brain: Study

Alcohol, Caffeine, Nicotine and Your Lousy Sleep

It’s estimated that between 50 and 70 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders. That’s a problem in more ways than just nodding off at work or in school. Sleep deficits and deprivation are connected to a myriad of health problems, both minor serious. The serious problems include high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and even… Continue reading Alcohol, Caffeine, Nicotine and Your Lousy Sleep

Why Don’t PE Fitness Tests Seem To Help?

If you know me, have heard me speak or read anything I’ve written about youth fitness, physical literacy for kids or even the training of youth athletes, you know there’s one unifying idea that I believe cannot be ignored if we intend to create positive connections to fitness and exercise for kids. It’s a pretty… Continue reading Why Don’t PE Fitness Tests Seem To Help?

Get Girls Active Early For Better Lungs Later: Study

It’s been accepted wisdom (and for good reason) for what seems like forever that physical activity is good for humans of all ages, sizes, ethnicities and both genders. The myriad of benefits makes it well worth the time and effort, according to, well, everyone! However, its connection to lung function during childhood years and into… Continue reading Get Girls Active Early For Better Lungs Later: Study