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September 20, 2013

Research Debunks Importance of Single-Sport Specialization for Youths

Single-sport specialization could end up doing more harm than good for youth athletes in the long run, suggests a new research brief.

September 12, 2013

Teens Tout Both Mental and Physical Benefits of Exercise in New Study

When encouraging teenagers to exercise, parents and school staff don't have to only play up the physical benefits.

September 11, 2013

Aerobic Fitness Can Boost Students' Memory, Learning, Study Finds

Higher levels of aerobic fitness can bolster a child's ability to learn and remember information, according to a new study.

April 29, 2013

Physical Activity More Key to Children's Health Than Cutting Seat Time

Researchers in Canada have found that moderate-to-vigorous physical activity may have a greater impact on certain risk factors in children than overall sedentary time.

June 20, 2012

Benefits of Exercise Show Racial Differences

From guest blogger Hannah Rose Sacks While exercise may be beneficial in combating obesity in adolescents, a new study suggests physical activity may be less successful in preventing obesity in black girls than in their white counterparts. The study, published in the Archives of Pediatrics and Ad...

May 23, 2012

Dick Vitale Raises Over $1.5M for Pediatric Cancer Research

From guest blogger Hannah Rose Sacks Sports analyst Dick Vitale is known for being over the top. This past weekend, Vitale took his passion to a new level. As his annual Gala, Vitale raised money for the V Foundation, a cancer research organization in memory of legendary basketball coach Jim Valva...

May 07, 2012

Mandatory Physical Education Linked to Student Fitness

Students are more likely to be physically fit when the school requires mandatory physical education, reports a new study in the May issue of the American Journal of Preventative Medicine.

March 19, 2012

School Sports Opportunities Generally on the Rise, GAO Finds

The percentage of schools that offer students regular physical education declined over the past decade, but school sports opportunities appear to be increasing nationwide, according to the Government Accountability Office.

February 14, 2012

Studies Examine Crippling Impact of ACL Injuries in Youth Athletes

Two separate teams of researchers recently presented studies about how anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in youth athletes could hinder or end their sports careers.

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