Tag Archives: Pfeiffer

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 »

Gould appointed to national fitness board

Daniel Gould, professor of kinesiology and director of the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports at Michigan State University, has been invited to serve on the Science Board of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. Gould joins fellow Department of Kinesiology faculty members Karin Pfeiffer, who is currently on the board, and… Read More »

Boosting physical activity among kids

A federal panel that includes a Michigan State University fitness expert today released a new report with recommendations to get American children active and healthy. Karin Pfeiffer, MSU associate professor of kinesiology, helped craft the recommendations as a member of the Science Board of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. Prepared by a subcommittee… Read More »

Sport and exercise psychology symposium held at MSU

Michigan State University hosted the 22nd annual Midwest Sport & Exercise Psychology Symposium (MSEPS) on Feb. 17-18, 2012 at the Kellogg Center. The purpose of the annual event is to highlight student work in the field and provide unique opportunities for critical feedback and discussion, according to the MSEPS website. The symposium showcases the work of upcoming scholars in a… Read More »

Kinesiology students win regional ACSM competition

Three Michigan State University seniors majoring in kinesiology recently took first place in the exercise physiology-based Jeopardy! competition at the American College of Sports Medicine, Midwest Regional Chapter conference in Indianapolis. The students, Charlie Xin, Allison Pomerantz and Emily Bolthouse, received their winning trophy from MSU kinesiology professor Karin Pfeiffer, who is now past president of… Read More »