Written by Alexandra Black MPH, RD, LDN, Health Promotion Manager, IHRSA

It can sometimes feel as though every other week there is a new “controversy” in the health and wellness world. Is running good for you, or will it increase the risk of joint injury? Is fat heart healthy or cancer causing?…

By Dr. David Geier, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

As 2014 begins, people all over the country are trying to stick to their New Year’s resolutions. Many of them pursue goals to get in shape or start new fitness programs. While all of these exercise goals are admirable in helping to improve their physical health, they should also set realistic goals in order to avoid injuries.…

Contributed by Dr. David Geier, The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)

Do you want to lose weight, but despite long sessions on the treadmill or elliptical trainer?

Most adults seem to fall into that category. Studies have shown that few Americans obtain at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity recommended in the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.…

By AOSSM

Obesity rates continue to rise across the United States. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently estimates that more than 35% of American adults are obese, and about 17% of children and adolescents are obese.

Numerous health risks are linked to obesity. They comprise some of the most common preventable causes of death, including coronary heart disease, type II diabetes mellitus, and strokes.…

This week, we share abstracts for a few soon-to-be-published (March 2010) studies on physical activity during various life stages:

• Social-Cognitive Correlates of Physical Activity in a Multi-Ethnic Cohort of Middle-School Girls: Two-year Prospective Study  (Source:  Journal of Pediatric Psychology)  Outcomes from the nationwide Trials of Activity for Adolescent Girls study.…