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Epigenetic Inheritance: Your Children Could Inherit Your HIIT

Dayton Kelly Blowing away long held beliefs of how inheritance operates in humans, comes a new theory that suggests your everyday life may be modifying the set of genetic instructions you transmit to your offspring. That is, physical exercise and a healthy diet prior to impregnation or fertilization (in the case of males) could have

Do Children Perform Better In Sports Based On Coach’s Gender?

Alyssa Bialowas   Introduction Coaching is a structured practice of development that helps another individual achieve a specific personal goal by providing guidance and teaching. Coaches develop particular leadership styles to influence an athlete’s behavior to help them achieve competitive advancement, as well as influence the psychological, emotional, and spiritual well being of players. Examining

Exercise May Improve Brain Health In Adolescent Binge Drinking

Julia C. Basso, PhD Reporting from the 2017 Annual Society for Neuroscience Meeting Exercise highlight 5: Voluntary exercise restores adolescent binge ethanol-induced loss of basal forebrain cholinergic neurons in adulthood (RP Vetreno, FT Crews) The adolescent brain is in a constant state of change and therefore has a heightened capacity for neural plasticity. Unfortunately, binge

Smells Like Teen Spirit: The Ever-Changing Adolescent Brain

Julia C. Basso, PhD When I look back on my teenage years, I don’t remember the easiest of times. I remember a period of physical and emotional change that was often accompanied by uncertainty, angst, and turmoil. I also remember times of excitement – many firsts including boyfriends, going to the mall without parents, cruising

Roller Skiing Predicts Youth Cross-Country Skiing Performance

Alyssa Bialowas Cross-country skiing has gained popularity as one of the most well-loved winter sports. Adults and children alike are making names for themselves as elite cross-country skiers. And, along with any elite sport, training is key. Although physical training is customary for young athletes, proper training needs to be accepted by coaches who understand

Children & Relative Age Effect

Alyssa Bialowas Relative Age Effect is the bias that athletes at the top level of their sport are older, and were born in months earlier in their sports relative cut-off period. For instance, a hockey player born in January of the same year as a hockey player born in December is almost a whole year

Kids Need To Move To Improve – Ebook

Catherine O'Brien Forever Fit Science's "Kids Need To Move TO Improve - Ebook" is written by contributor, Catherine O'Brien, who focuses on the effects of physical exercise on academic performance in school age children. Research has demonstrated that levels of fitness are positively correlated with academic performance and research done by Fedewa et al. showed the positive

Does Physical Activity Help Children With Autism? – Ebook

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is typically diagnosed in toddlers.  The disorder is characterized by various behaviors that impair communication and social interactions.  These stereotyped or self-stimulating (SSB) behaviors refer to repetitive and / or restrictive patterns and may include repetitive speech or repetitive motor movements (spinning, rocking, flapping etc.). Because ASD is often diagnosed in

Baby and Me Workout Plan

Ryan Cross, B.A. Hons (Kin), MScPT, FCAMPT Registered Physiotherapist in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada   My wife and I were blessed with the birth of our first child about 8 weeks ago.  Becoming a parent is an experience that is difficult to put into words. There are so many emotions that flow over you when you

Effects Of Outdoor Activity On Children With Autism

Catherine O'Brien In previous articles, I have discussed the role of exercise in reducing stereotypical behaviors in children with autism. The research has shown that the intensity and duration of exercise are key variables in reducing stereotyped behaviors.  Previous research on typically developing populations has examined the role of exercise environment on physiological and psychological

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