Mind-Body Therapies for Anxiety, Depression a Critical Part of Comprehensive Cancer Care
“Mind-body therapies have been shown — and are recommended in guidelines — to decrease symptoms of anxiety and depression in patients with cancer who may be at any part of the care continuum, an expert said.”

$3.6M to fund study on long-term physical activity to reduce Alzheimer’s risk
“HERSHEY, Pa. — Penn State College of Medicine researchers are exploring a new way to keep people physically active long term, and in doing so, they said they hope to prevent the development of Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. With a $3.6 million, two‑phase grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), the team will study whether training people to set and monitor their progress toward short-term, everyday physical activity goals encourages them to stay physically active long term.”

Hula hooping is a full-body, low-impact workout. Try it with these 7 exercises
“Hula hooping isn’t just a nostalgic childhood activity, it’s also an effective full-body workout that’s easy on the joints. Here are the benefits of hula hooping and exercises to try.”

Active children are more resilient
““Get some exercise!” It’s one suggestion adults frequently hear when they complain about stress in their lives. Exercise helps relieve stress. But does this also apply to children? Does exercise help them manage the pressures to achieve at school? A research team led by Dr. Manuel Hanke and Dr. Sebastian Ludyga from the Department of Sport, Exercise and Health recently examined the effect of physical activity on children’s stress levels. Their findings appear in the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport.”

The best exercises for abs at home, according to an expert personal trainer
“When you’re looking for the best exercises for abs to do at home, it’s easy to resort to the familiar rhythms of crunches and sit-ups . We’ve clenched our jaws, counted our reps, and put our trust in the process, but unfortunately, you won’t be seeing too many results from these staple Phys Ed exercises.”

How to Stop “Nexting”
“Go on, admit it! You refresh your social media feed like you’re expecting either a winning lottery number or an IRS audit notice. You binge-watch like you’re training for the Stream-a-lympics. Congratulations, you’ve been caught in the tantalizing trap of “nexting”!”

Michigan researchers receive $26 million NIH grant to study environmental impacts on child health
“Backed by a $26 million federal grant, researchers at three Michigan universities, a leading health care system, and a state agency will continue a long-term study of how exposure to environmental factors during pregnancy and early childhood can impact health for a lifetime.”

How a mere 12% of Americans eat half the nation’s beef, creating significant health and environmental impacts
“A new study has found that 12% of Americans are responsible for eating half of all beef consumed on a given day, a finding that may help consumer groups and government agencies craft educational messaging around the negative health and environmental impacts of beef consumption.”