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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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Impact of sleep on women’s cardiovascular health

Impact of sleep on women’s cardiovascular health

Technology-based positive psychology exercises improve quality of life in kidney dialysis patients

Technology-based positive psychology exercises improve quality of life in kidney dialysis patients

Whey protein found to be most effective for seniors struggling to rebuild lost muscle

Whey protein found to be most effective for seniors struggling to rebuild lost muscle

Study points out strong link between opioid overdoses and depression

Study points out strong link between opioid overdoses and depression

Exercising three times a week reduces stress, slows cellular aging in family caregivers

Exercising three times a week reduces stress, slows cellular aging in family caregivers

Two-minute bursts of in-class exercise breaks do not disrupt learning and teaching

Two-minute bursts of in-class exercise breaks do not disrupt learning and teaching

Dietary fiber may delay memory loss, brain inflammation during old age

Dietary fiber may delay memory loss, brain inflammation during old age

Treadmill desks can negatively impact working memory but do not impede thinking

Treadmill desks can negatively impact working memory but do not impede thinking

New project explores how technology can assist in earlier diagnosis of Alzheimer’s

New project explores how technology can assist in earlier diagnosis of Alzheimer’s

Obesity diminishes muscle building ability after resistance exercise, study reveals

Obesity diminishes muscle building ability after resistance exercise, study reveals

Inhibition of NOVA1 gene helps prevent growth of lung cancer tumors

Inhibition of NOVA1 gene helps prevent growth of lung cancer tumors

Death toll from Hurricane Maria estimated to be higher than previously thought

Death toll from Hurricane Maria estimated to be higher than previously thought

Study: Brief period of inactivity can trigger diabetic symptoms in vulnerable patients

Study: Brief period of inactivity can trigger diabetic symptoms in vulnerable patients

Cannabis appears to have no effect on breathlessness during exercise in advanced COPD patients

Cannabis appears to have no effect on breathlessness during exercise in advanced COPD patients

New study finds brain mechanisms underlying food cravings

New study finds brain mechanisms underlying food cravings

Testosterone effective at fighting cachexia in cancer patients, research shows

Testosterone effective at fighting cachexia in cancer patients, research shows

Small device with motion sensors can predict older adults' risk of falling

Small device with motion sensors can predict older adults' risk of falling

Individuals with obesity but no other metabolic risk factors do not have elevated mortality risk

Individuals with obesity but no other metabolic risk factors do not have elevated mortality risk

Gut health linked to cardiovascular fitness

Gut health linked to cardiovascular fitness

UMass Amherst neuroscientist to investigate how the brain learns to control walking

UMass Amherst neuroscientist to investigate how the brain learns to control walking