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 Commemorative Bike Ride Aims to Raise Social Awareness
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Civil Rides is a 3-day bicycle ride, beginning April 4, 2018 at the steps of the National Civil Rights Museum read more »

Crib and Toddler Mattress Recalled for Failing to Meet Flammability Standards
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The Consumer Product Safety Commission has ordered a recall of more than 23,400 Dream On Me spring and foam mattresses read more »

Families First to Host Healthy Teens for a Better MS Rally on MS Gulf Coast
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BILOXI, Miss. – Families First for Mississippi is expanding Governor Bryant’s Healthy Teens for a Better Mississippi initiative throughout the read more »

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