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More Homework Doesn't Make You Smarter

More Homework Doesn't Make You Smarter

  • 4/2/2018 6:30:00 AM
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Yiyu Wang, M.S.In the real world, students are required to be competitive to face more challenges in the future as tension increases in energy, finance, territory and human resource. The huge amount of homework is assigned to students in order to help students achieve their goal and face a challenging future. Traditionally, teachers and parents believe that study achievement is equal to time spent in homework or assignments. People often overlook the function of physical...
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At-Risk Boys’ Intrinsic Motivation toward Physical Activity Declines over Time

At-Risk Boys’ Intrinsic Motivation toward Physical Activity Declines over Time

  • 4/18/2016 4:47:00 AM
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Jiling Liu, M. EdRegular 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 cut down t...
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Beyond Choice: The Tale of an Obese Girl

Beyond Choice: The Tale of an Obese Girl

  • 5/21/2013 5:51:00 AM
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Ann Amuta, MPH, CPHI always teased my obese friend, Molly, who grew up in the ‘hoods’ of Houston until she told me about her life’s journey to obesity and all the health complications that have ensued. My friend was poor, lived in a dangerous area, had to ride the bus to school because there were no safe paths to walk, and couldn’t afford healthy food so she ate fast food and whatever was served in the free school meals.  It is easy to blame Molly and say “why ...
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Impact of Exercise Training on Cardiovascular Risk and Anti-Risk Factors in Adolescents

Impact of Exercise Training on Cardiovascular Risk and Anti-Risk Factors in Adolescents

  • 4/24/2013 5:14:00 AM
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Majid Koozehchian, M.S. Childhood and adolescence are critical periods in the formation of cardiovascular risk factors. Many cardiovascular diseases are related to such risk factors as high levels of total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL), and triglycerides (TG), as well as low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL). The causes of cardiovascular risk factors are manifold, involving environment, lifestyle, and genetics. In adolescents, higher levels of exercise training are inver...
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PPAR-delta, the New Potential Treatment for Metabolic Syndrome, May Be Produced by Your Own Body

  • 10/23/2011 10:16:00 AM
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Vincent C.W. Chen, B.S.Metabolic syndrome, a condition including insulin resistance (causing diabetes), obesity, hyperlipidemia (high blood lipids), hypertension, and heart disease, is mainly due to high fat diets and lack of physical activity. It has become a major health concern in modern society. Recently, a substance called PPAR-delta has been identified as a potential therapeutic remedy for the treatment of metabolic syndrome. PPAR-delta is the most abundant isoform among the three PPARs (p...
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