Category Archives: Fitness and Weight Management

Fitness and weight management for adults

Overtraining May Hinder Athletic Performance

Now that summer is in full swing, many children – and adults – are making the most of the beautiful weather and are participating in numerous sports teams.  All that …

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Depression and Obesity

Depression has long been linked to obesity and weight gain. In a review paper published in Translational Psychiatry, Professor Julio Licinio of the Department of Psychiatry at Flinders University in Australia …

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Can Exercise Slow Brain Aging?

From early adulthood, memory and other aspects of cognition slowly decline.  The rate of decline in certain aspects of memory may be explained by a combination of overall physical fitness …

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Injuries in Youth Sports During Summer

Is your child following the FIFA World Cup? Have the games inspired him or her to up her soccer skills? According to Medical News Today’s “Young Athletes: Injuries and Prevention,” …

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Weight Loss in the Elderly May Reduce Bone Strength

As recently reported in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, researchers from Hebrew SeniorLife’s Institute for Aging Research, Boston University, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and University of Calgary …

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Exergaming May Help Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

It is inevitable. As your brain ages, memory loss is more common and sometimes can become a precursor to dementia. Although there is no strong scientific evidence that Alzheimer’s can …

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Bullying in the Special Needs Community

In honor of the end of Autism Awareness Month in April, let’s highlight bullying in the special needs community.  Whether face-to-face, nasty notes, harassing cell phone voicemails or cyber stalking, …

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