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Fit kids finish first in the classroom

December 6, 2012
Fit kids finish first in the classroom

Fit kids aren’t only first picked for kickball. New research from Michigan State University shows middle school students in the best physical shape outscore their classmates on standardized tests and take home better report cards. Published in the Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, it’s the first study linking children’s fitness to both...
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Campus fitness challenge to launch January 2013

November 6, 2012

MSU Moves Me, a program developed by Olin Health Center, Recreational Sports and Fitness and MSU’s Department of Kinesiology, will launch the Annual All Campus Challenge in January 2013. With a goal to promote physical activity, the program’s motto is: “Moving Our Community, Challenging Ourselves!” On Oct. 12, the Rock, Walk N Roll event...
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Kinesiology professor appointed to national board on fitness

October 26, 2012
Kinesiology professor appointed to national board on fitness

Karin Pfeiffer, associate professor of kinesiology at Michigan State University, has been appointed to the Science Board of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. The Science Board was formed to ensure the messages and programs of the council are scientifically sound. Members, who include researchers, scientists and physicians, advise the council on...
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Exercise may lead to better school performance for kids with ADHD

October 16, 2012
Exercise may lead to better school performance for kids with ADHD

A few minutes of exercise can help children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder perform better academically, according to a new study led by Michigan State University kinesiology researcher Matthew Pontifex. The study, published in the current issue of the Journal of Pediatrics, shows for the first time that kids with ADHD can better drown...
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Two College of Education students on Homecoming Court

October 12, 2012
Two College of Education students on Homecoming Court

Kinesiology major Sara Sherman and music education student Michelle Gaunt are among the 12 outstanding senior ambassadors named to Michigan State University’s 2012-13 Homecoming Court. During homecoming week, Oct. 8-13, ambassadors attend many functions, including the parade on Oct. 12 and the football game on Oct. 13. They began their duties during the summer,...
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