• Study: Fewer U.S. Adults Attempting Weight Loss

    by Courtney Cameron March 2017

    A new analysis of National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey results shows that fewer Americans are making an effort to lose weight, despite a continued rise in the percentage of overweight and obese adults in the United States.

  • NSPF Responds to Urine Health Risk Study

    by Courtney Cameron March 2017

    In a press release yesterday, the National Swimming Pool Foundation responded to a recent report from the University of Alberta, Edmonton about the urine content of public pools.

  • Michigan YMCAs Join to Offer Traveling Membership

    by Courtney Cameron March 2017

    On Monday, the YMCA announced that local club associations in Michigan will be extending benefits to members of more than 60 independent locations in the state. As of March 1, any member of a Michigan YMCA will have access to any of the participating locations, free of additional charge as part of a new statewide reciprocity agreement.

  • Resistance Training Helps Build Strong Bones, Too

    by Angie Ferguson March 2017

    With the incidence of fractures on the rise and and estimated 50 percent of Americans over age 50 expected to have low bone density by 2020, now is the time to make positive changes and build healthy bones.

  • Study: There Is a ‘P’ in Pool (75 Liters of It)

    by Courtney Cameron March 2017

    A recent study from the University of Alberta, Edmonton offers definitive proof that a significant volume of urine is present in public pools – suggesting not only the occasional accident, but the regular practice of using the water to disguise bodily function.

  • NC Bill Would Let Parents Clear Kids for Play

    by Courtney Cameron February 2017

    A bill supported by lawmakers in North Carolina would give parents the power to determine when a child who has suffered a concussion is fit to return to play, without the input of a qualified medical professional.

  • Does the NFL Combine Violate the Law?

    by Rick Maese February 2017

    A dozen years ago, when Jeff Foster first came to National Football Scouting, the company that runs the NFL Combine, he surveyed all 32 teams. The sport's biggest job fair has four components - an on-field workout, medical testing, player interviews and psychological testing - and Foster wanted to know what teams valued the most.

  • School's 'Active Seating' Gets Students Moving

    by Hilary Matheson February 2017

    In Jennifer Watson's and Kayla Ryan's third-grade classrooms at Muldown Elementary, students are encouraged to rock, recline, bounce, swing, swivel, wobble and even pedal in their seats.

  • Study: Private School AT Services Lag Behind Public

    by Courtney Cameron February 2017

    A new study released by the National Athletic Trainers Association shows that private secondary schools are falling well behind public schools in providing adequate athletic training services to meet the needs of student-athletes.

  • Cultivating Corporate Membership Programs

    by Rob Bishop February 2017

    I'm not sure there is a health club out there that doesn't target local businesses with offers of a corporate membership for their employees. Some employers simply want to add such memberships to their checklist of employee perks while others are truly interested in improving the health and wellbeing of their workers.