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Want a higher GPA in college? Join a gym

July 10, 2014
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...
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Advisor Amy Tratt wins state honor

June 4, 2014
Advisor Amy Tratt wins state honor

Michigan State University’s Amy Tratt has received the 2014 Outstanding Academic Advisor Award from the Michigan Academic Advising Association (MIACADA). She was honored during the association’s conference May 30 at Central Michigan University. Tratt is the lead advisor, overseeing a group of four advisors, working with students majoring in Kinesiology and Athletic Training in...
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Kinesiology professor receives national citation award

June 2, 2014
Kinesiology professor receives national citation award

James Pivarnik, associate professor in Michigan State University’s Department of Kinesiology, has received the American College of Sports Medicine’s Citation Award. The prestigious award is granted to individuals who have made significant and important contributions in the areas of sports medicine and exercise science related to research, scholarship, clinical care and educational services. As...
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‘I can’ mentality goes a long way after childbirth

May 22, 2014
‘I can’ mentality goes a long way 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. James Pivarnik, a professor of kinesiology and epidemiology at MSU, co-led a study that followed 56 women during pregnancy and measured their physical...
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Out of shape? Your memory may suffer

May 2, 2014
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...
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Cyber buddy is better than ‘no buddy’

April 23, 2014
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...
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