• 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.

  • Fit in 60 Seconds: New Book Touts One-Minute Workout

    by Mackenzie Dawson February 2017

    Most people think getting fit takes a lot of time. But a new book called "The One Minute Workout: Science Shows a Way To Get Fit That's Smarter, Faster, Shorter," by Martin Gibala (Avery, out now), claims that's not true.

  • Yoga Offers More than Fitness

    by Scott Scanlon February 2017

    "Yoga is not one thing," says Carrie Jacobson, manager at East Meets West Yoga in Buffalo and Williamsville. "It's many, many things. And each of us can come to it and find what speaks to us."

  • Even 'Weekend Warriors' Lower Mortality Risk

    by Amby Burfoot February 2017

    Health and fitness experts have long described "weekend warriors" in a mildly negative way -- but no more. A large new study in JAMA Internal Medicine has revealed large mortality benefits for all manner of weekend warriors.

  • P.E. Teacher Focuses on Fitness, Nutrition

    by Chicago Daily Herald February 2017

    Promoting healthy eating and physical activity is a passion for Nerge School P.E. teacher Sara Creager. As part of her continuing efforts, Creager launched new monthly publications for Nerge families and staff this past fall.