Thursday, Feb 1, 2007

Dance Dance Revolution Keeping Kids Fit

West Virginia has been testing the use of Dance Dance Revolution dance video game in public schools and has found that it benefits children 7 to 12 and helps keep them fit.

Preliminary results from a 24-week study of 50 overweight or obese children, aged 7 to 12, showed that those who played the game at home for at least 30 minutes five days per week maintained their weight and saw a reduction in some risk factors for heart disease and diabetes.

West Virginia to Put 'Dance Dance Revolution' in Public Schools

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Friday, Oct 6, 2006

A Woman Discovers the Benefits of Yoga

A middle-aged woman writes about how yoga changed her body and her mind in this great article.

... after just a short while in yoga, I've realized more physical benefits than I gained through all those other efforts combined. My once-flabby upper arms are strong and lean. ... I stand taller and hold my shoulders up and back instead of slumping down and inward. My step is lighter, and my "core" abdominal muscles -- though still lined with a fair share of chub -- are damned strong.

Who, Me? A Yogi?

Filed under Yoga

Friday, Sep 29, 2006

Tennis Elbow Treatment - Steroids Not Best

A new study has found that the best treatment for tennis elbow may not be steroid shots, but simply letting the injury heal on its own. While steroid shots do give immediate relief, they may not be the best option in the long run.

Steroid shots swiftly relieve pain. But they may not provide a permanent fix. Steroid joint injections carry risk for joint damage if done too often, and joint infection. After getting steroid shots, patients may have felt so much better they overdid activity, making re-injury more likely, the researchers note.

Steroid Shots May Not Ace Tennis Elbow

Filed under Sports Injuries

Thursday, Sep 28, 2006

Athletic Injuries Declining in High School Athletes

U.S. high school athletes are suffering fewer injuries than they were ten years ago according to a new report.

"While part of the decrease is due to a different definition of injury, we know that sports-related injury rates are decreasing because of rule changes, improvements in protective gear, and in the diagnosis and treatment of injury," she said.

U.S. High-School Athletes Suffering Fewer Injuries

Filed under Sports Injuries

Wednesday, Sep 27, 2006

Finger Length Linked to Sports Ability

The length of your ring finger may determine your sports ability, according to a new study.

British researchers have deduced that women whose ring fingers are longer than their index fingers achieve higher levels in sports, particularly running, soccer and tennis.

I guess the fact that my ring finger is shorter than my index finger explains why I'm not a tennis pro.

Fingers May Point to Sports Prowess

Filed under Athletic Ability


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