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Does Time Decrease Enthusiasm For Play?

Does Time Decrease Enthusiasm For Play?

  • 10/28/2016 2:04:00 AM
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Jiling Liu, M. Ed Regular physical activity (PA) is important for children’s health and development. Exercising daily can reduce heart disease, obesity, and bone problems. Regular PA burns out stress and makes people feel good. Children’s academic learning can also improve through habitual exercises. Recently, PA opportunities for children are becoming fewer. One reason is that schools have focused more on students’ academic performances. At the same time, schools have cu...
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Developmental Coordination Disorder

Developmental Coordination Disorder

  • 10/21/2016 2:06:00 AM
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Priya Patel, M.S.Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) is a delay in the development of motor skills, or difficulty in coordinating movements, which results in problems performing in sports and everyday tasks (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). Around 4- to 10% of school aged children in United States are affected by DCD (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). DCD prevalence rates range from about 2% in the United Kingdom to 19% in Greece, with a worldwide average of 6%. Owing t...
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The Secret Power in Eggs– Its Fat!

  • 10/14/2016 1:57:00 AM
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Vincent Chen, B.S.Fat in eggs used to be considered bad to our body. However, scientific evidences have shown that it might actually be good for your health. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), a large chicken egg contains 5 grams of fat, which counts up to 10% of total weight in an egg. It may look high, but it is actually low when comparing to other food sources. For example, half of a chicken breast, which is considered healthy meat, contains 20% daily value (DV) of fat, w...
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Shaking Up the Protein Paradigm

Shaking Up the Protein Paradigm

  • 10/7/2016 3:41:00 AM
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Erin SimmonsProtein is often thought to be a workout necessity, the essential complement to every gym bag. Missing protein during the post-workout anabolic window is viewed as unfortunate, if not detrimental to one’s training goals. However, the scientific literature on this subject isn’t quite so black and white. Reviews of protein requirements have touted 1.8 g-1kg-1day-1 as the optimal protein intake for individuals undergoing training, when in fact the literature has propose...
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