Single-sport specialization could end up doing more harm than good for youth athletes in the long run, suggests a new research brief.
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September 20, 2013
September 12, 2013
When encouraging teenagers to exercise, parents and school staff don't have to only play up the physical benefits.
September 11, 2013
Higher levels of aerobic fitness can bolster a child's ability to learn and remember information, according to a new study.
April 29, 2013
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
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
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
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
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
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.