Beyond Runner’s High: exercise & the brain

Beyond Runner’s High: exercise & the brain

By Brian B. Parr, Ph.D., ACSM, Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist You probably know that exercise is good for your physical health. A lower risk of weight gain, diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers are among a long list of positive health effects of regular physical activity. But the rewards of exercise go beyond strengthening muscles and bones, burning fat, and improving heart health. Lesser known benefits include improved mental health, cognitive Read more »
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May 16, 2016
1-2-3 kick your feet

1-2-3 kick your feet

What to look for in a swimming class for your child… Memories of swimming classes can range from mild excitement and guarded anticipation to heart wrenching dread and downright terror (at least that’s what I remember). But it doesn’t have to be that way. Swimming can be great fun and an excellent form of exercise that boosts your child’s self-confidence and strengthens his or her growing body. But above all, swimming Read more »
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May 16, 2016
Technology & Textiles the changing world of fitness wear

Technology & Textiles the changing world of fitness wear

By Joey Lee Not to give away my age, but when I started running, there weren’t many options for fitness apparel; actually, there were ZERO options. You ran in gym shorts and a cotton t-shirt. If it was cold, you ran in bulky sweats and a windbreaker. The cotton wasn’t too bad if you didn’t know any better. But it could cause some pretty bad chaffing (it was enough to start a Read more »
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March 07, 2016
Keep the Ball Rolling

Keep the Ball Rolling

No toy is more universally synonymous with childhood than a simple ball. Throughout the ages, kids young and old have found ways to fashion balls from all kinds of materials, even some not so pleasant sounding like pig bladders. But as long as it rolls, bounces, can be thrown, kicked, hit with a stick or butted with a head, we have maintained our love affair with the world’s simplest toy. In Read more »
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March 07, 2016
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in the news St. Dominic’s and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of MS Announce Telehealth Partnership
Posted Sun 05/6/2018 7:53PM

Flowood, Miss. – St. Dominic Hospital and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi (BCBSMS) announce their partnership to deliver read more »

Number of Opioid Prescriptions Drops in 2017
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There is a glimmer of hope with regard to the U.S. opioid crisis. In 2017, the number of prescriptions for read more »

MDH Director of Health Protection Helps in U.S. Virgin Islands Recovery
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JACKSON, Miss. – Jim Craig, Director of Health Protection for the  (MSDH), recently returned from six weeks in the U.S. read more »

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