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Does obesity affect school performance?

Obese children and teenagers face a slew of potential health problems as they get older, including an increased risk of diabetes, heart attacks, and certain cancers. As if that weren't enough, obesity may harm young people's long-term college and career prospects, too.<p>In recent years, an uneven yet …

American Medical Association Pushes for Obesity Instruction in Schools

In response to the ongoing U.S. childhood obesity epidemic, the American Medical Association voted Wednesday at its annual meeting to support …

Survey: Americans Expect Schools to Lead in Preventing Childhood Obesity

OAKLAND, Calif., June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans view obesity as a serious problem among both the overall public and among children and …

Michelle Obama: USDA working on 'delicious' school lunches

"I believe that that legislation is truly one of the greatest legacies that we can leave our children. Because of this act ... 32 million American …

Obesity Facts | Healthy Schools

Overview<p>In the United States, the percentage of children and adolescents affected by obesity has more than tripled since the 1970s.1 Data from …

Diabetes

Junk Food Banned From Schools, But Will It Help Fight Obesity?

<b>More Food Policy</b><p>Junk food has gotten a lot of press recently. The USDA just implemented a ban on selling junk foods in schools, including from cafeterias and vending machines. The ban was a provision of the politically popular 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which also included improved …

Should Schools Be Responsible for Childhood Obesity Prevention?

How educators are struggling to keep junk food out of classrooms, and why it matters if schools become the frontline in the fight against childhood obesity<p>With the nation's childhood obesity rate triple what it was 30 years ago for adolescents, expectations that schools will do more to help keep …

[BLOG POST] How aerobic exercise enhances neuroplasticity in the brain

New research published in the journal <i>Experimental Brain Research</i> suggests a single bout of moderate intensity aerobic exercise enhances …

Neuroscience

7 Must-Do Lifts for Baseball (Regardless of Position)

Most baseball conditioning programs are stuck in a rut. They either avoid weight training altogether or focus on lifting heavier weight each week. …

Does Electrical Stimulation Work for Recovery?

Electrical stimulation of muscles is used by some athletes to increase strength. This is the type of training you see sometimes where electrodes are …

This New Scanner Tells You How Many Carbs to Eat and When

Think of MuscleSound as a fuel gauge for your body that helps optimize your diet and training plan<p>Over the past few months, in Boulder, Colorado, a growing number of elite athletes—including four-time U.S. cyclocross champion Jeremy Powers and Rio Olympic medalists Jenny Simpson (800-meter run) and …

Fitness