Tag Archives: exercise

Video game showcases workout motivators

A Michigan State University researcher is using a video game to uncover key differences in what motivates men and women to go the “extra mile” during a workout. The study, led by Deborah Feltz, a University Distinguished Professor of Kinesiology, gave participants the opportunity to watch an avatar of themselves exercise alongside a virtual partner,… Read More »

Feltz to be honored as Distinguished Scholar

University Distinguished Professor Deb Feltz will be honored with the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity’s (NASPSPA) Distinguished Scholar Award. The award is given to scholars at least 25 years post-doctorate who have a distinguished record of scholarship, reflected in sustained and high-quality contributions that meaningfully impact knowledge in the recipient’s field… Read More »

Exercise before school may reduce ADHD symptoms in kids

Paying attention all day in school as a kid isn’t easy, especially for those who are at a higher risk of ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. A new study from Michigan State University and University of Vermont researchers shows that offering daily, before-school, aerobic activities to younger, at-risk children could help in reducing the… Read More »

Want a higher GPA in college? Join a 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. New Michigan State University research shows that students who were members of the recreational sports and fitness centers on MSU’s campus during their freshman… Read More »

Out of shape? Your memory may suffer

Here’s another reason to drop that doughnut and hit the treadmill: A new study suggests aerobic fitness affects long-term memory. Michigan State University kinesiology and psychology researchers tested 75 college students during a two-day period and found those who were less fit had a harder time retaining information. “The findings show that lower-fit individuals lose… Read More »

Cyber buddy is better than ‘no buddy’

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. The study, which appears in the Games for Health Journal, is the first to indicate that although a human partner is still a better motivator… Read More »