exercise

After-school exercise program enhances cognition in 7-, 8- and 9-year-olds
After-school exercise program enhances cognition in 7-, 8- and 9-year-olds October 11, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A nine-month-long, study involving 221 children found that those who engaged in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity for at least 60 minutes a day after school saw substantial improvements in their ability to pay attention, avoid distraction and switch between cognitive tasks, ... Read More »

Students can help create healthy neighbourhoods for young people
Students can help create healthy neighbourhoods for young people August 20, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Teens of today are being offered the power to potentially help map out the future shape and design of Australia’s capital cities. More than 1300 secondary students across Melbourne have a chance to become participants in a landmark Deakin University ... Read More »

Brain signals link physical fitness to better language skills in children
Brain signals link physical fitness to better language skills in children June 11, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Children who are physically fit have faster and more robust neuro-electrical brain responses during reading than their less-fit peers, researchers report. The researchers tracked brain activity in participants using electroencephalography, which captures signals from dozens of electrodes on the scalp. ... Read More »

Teens interested in healthy minds – and ripped bodies

Teens interested in healthy minds – and ripped bodies
 September 26, 2013 (2 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5)

Dreams of washboard abs and toned arms may seem to be the main motivation for the average teen to lace up their running shoes. But over 1,000 Montreal high school students disagree. Teens, it seems, are smarter than their parents ... Read More »

Skimmed/semi-skimmed milk does not curb excess toddler weight gain
Skimmed/semi-skimmed milk does not curb excess toddler weight gain March 29, 2013 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Switching to skimmed milk in a bid to curb excess toddler weight gain doesn’t seem to work, indicates research published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association recommend that ... Read More »

Depression in kids linked to cardiac risks in teens
Depression in kids linked to cardiac risks in teens March 24, 2013 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Teens who were depressed as children are far more likely than their peers to be obese, smoke cigarettes and lead sedentary lives, even if they no longer suffer from depression. Teens who were depressed as children were more likely to ... Read More »

Lifelong exercise holds key to cognitive well-being
Lifelong exercise holds key to cognitive well-being March 21, 2013 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A study by researchers at King’s College London highlights a link between lifelong exercise and improved brain function in later life. The study found that regular intensive lifelong exercise as a child and adult improved cognitive functioning at the age ... Read More »

Short bouts of exercise boost self control
Short bouts of exercise boost self control March 17, 2013 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Short bouts of moderately intense exercise seem to boost self control, indicates an analysis of the published evidence in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. The resulting increased blood and oxygen flow to the pre-frontal cortex may explain the effects, ... Read More »

Healthy eating program benefits students
Healthy eating program benefits students March 14, 2013 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

An evaluation of the Federal Government’s Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden National Program released today shows the real difference it has made to students around Australia. The report shows that students involved in the program are more likely to try new ... Read More »

Dance related injuries among children and adolescents
Dance related injuries among children and adolescents February 19, 2013 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Dance is a beautiful form of expression, but it could be physically taxing and strenuous on the human body, particularly for children and adolescents. A new study by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research ... Read More »







 
 
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