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Kinesiology, derived from the Greek words kinesis (movement) and kinein (to move), also known as human kinetics, is the science of human movement. It is a discipline that focuses on Physical Activity.
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Study in mice reveals that MSCs help rejuvenate skeletal muscle after resistance exercise

Study in mice reveals that MSCs help rejuvenate skeletal muscle after resistance exercise

A new study in mice reveals that mesenchymal (mezz-EN-chem-uhl) stem cells (MSCs) help rejuvenate skeletal muscle after resistance exercise. [More]
Virtual reality interface devices in reorganization of brain neural networks in neurological diseases patients

Virtual reality interface devices in reorganization of brain neural networks in neurological diseases patients

Virtual reality interface devices permit the user to interact with the virtual world in real time through a variety of multisensory channels including hearing, sight, touch and smell. [More]

Students looking to bump up their GPA need to join gym

For those students looking to bump up their grade point averages during college, the answer may not be spending more time in a library or study hall, but in a gym. [More]
Study: Many overrate intensity of exercise

Study: Many overrate intensity of exercise

Do you work out for health benefits and feel you are exercising more than enough? You might be among the many Canadians who overrate how hard they work out or underestimate what moderate intensity exercise means, according to a recent study out of York University's Faculty of Health. [More]

Portable imaging tool for imaging sports and military concussions

A portable imaging tool could change the way the medical community analyzes and understands the long-term effects of sports-related concussions. [More]
University of Indianapolis breaks ground June 19 on $28 million Health Pavilion

University of Indianapolis breaks ground June 19 on $28 million Health Pavilion

The University of Indianapolis will break ground June 19 on a four-story, $28 million Health Pavilion that will house UIndy's healthcare- and wellness-related academic programs as well as industry partners and clinical facilities to serve the community. [More]
Physically fit children have faster neuro-electrical brain responses during reading

Physically fit children have faster neuro-electrical brain responses during reading

Children who are physically fit have faster and more robust neuro-electrical brain responses during reading than their less-fit peers, researchers report. [More]
Study highlights impact of diet, exercise on prevention, treatment and survivorship of cancer

Study highlights impact of diet, exercise on prevention, treatment and survivorship of cancer

This Special Issue titled "The role of diet, body composition, and physical activity on cancer prevention, treatment, and survivorship" comprises both invited reviews and original papers investigating various themes such as the role of omega-3 fatty acids, amino acids, cancer cachexia, muscle health, exercise training, adiposity and body composition. [More]
Cyclists improve performance during deception

Cyclists improve performance during deception

Indiana University researchers say a little deception caused cyclists in their 4-kilometer time trial to up their performance even after they realized they had been tricked. [More]
Women’s perception towards physical activity can predict their fitness levels after childbirth

Women’s perception towards physical activity can predict their fitness levels after childbirth

The way a woman feels about tackling everyday physical activities, including exercise, may be a predictor of how much weight she'll retain years after childbirth says a Michigan State University professor. [More]
Common explanations for rising obesity rates are simply wrong, say researchers

Common explanations for rising obesity rates are simply wrong, say researchers

Everything you think you know about the causes of rising obesity in the U.S. might be wrong, researchers say in a new report. [More]

Top-rated physical-activity apps do not include behavior-change techniques

Behavior-change techniques are not well represented in the marketing materials for top-rated physical-activity apps, according to a team of Penn State researchers. [More]
Aerobic fitness affects long-term memory

Aerobic fitness affects long-term memory

Here's another reason to drop that doughnut and hit the treadmill: A new study suggests aerobic fitness affects long-term memory. [More]
Research aims to help doctors estimate size of newborns

Research aims to help doctors estimate size of newborns

New Michigan State University research aims to help doctors estimate the size of newborns with a new set of birth weight measurements based on birth records from across the country. [More]

Cyber-buddy can provide effective motivation for exercise

A Michigan State University researcher is looking to give exercise enthusiasts the extra nudge they need during a workout, and her latest research shows that a cyber buddy can help. [More]
Physical activity reduces hippocampal atrophy in elders at genetic risk for Alzheimer's disease

Physical activity reduces hippocampal atrophy in elders at genetic risk for Alzheimer's disease

​A study of older adults at increased risk for Alzheimer's disease shows that moderate physical activity may protect brain health and stave off shrinkage of the hippocampus- the brain region responsible for memory and spatial orientation that is attacked first in Alzheimer's disease. [More]
Researcher finds relationship between motor skill deficiencies and severity of autism

Researcher finds relationship between motor skill deficiencies and severity of autism

An Oregon State University researcher has found a relationship between motor skill deficiencies and the severity of the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder in very young children. [More]
Researcher analyses effect of chromium supplementation on blood sugar

Researcher analyses effect of chromium supplementation on blood sugar

Approximately 26 percent of the U.S. population has impaired fasting glucose, which is a predisposition for developing type 2 diabetes, and chromium supplementation has been suggested as a method that may help control and prevent the disease. [More]
New study finds link between obesity and cognitive functions in children

New study finds link between obesity and cognitive functions in children

A new University of Illinois study finds that obese children are slower than healthy-weight children to recognize when they have made an error and correct it. The research is the first to show that weight status not only affects how quickly children react to stimuli but also impacts the level of activity that occurs in the cerebral cortex during action monitoring. [More]
Wounds may heal more quickly if exposed to low-intensity vibration, say researchers

Wounds may heal more quickly if exposed to low-intensity vibration, say researchers

Wounds may heal more quickly if exposed to low-intensity vibration, report researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. [More]