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Gould appointed to national fitness board

January 3, 2014
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,...
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Posted in Academics, Alumni, College News, Development, Institute for the Study of Youth Sports, Kinesiology, Outreach, Research |

Fueling fitness on the final frontier

May 21, 2013
Fueling fitness on the final frontier

Think keeping in shape is an uphill battle? Try staying fit in space, where living quarters are cramped and prolonged weightlessness withers muscle and bone. That’s the challenge a group of Michigan State University researchers will address with a new three-year, $1.2 million grant from NASA. Their goal is to keep astronauts motivated to...
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Posted in Academics, Alumni, Center for Physical Activity and Health, College News, Development, Institute for the Study of Youth Sports, Kinesiology, Outreach, Research |

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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Posted in Academics, College News, Educational Administration, In The News, Institute for the Study of Youth Sports, K-12 Administration, K-12 Outreach, Kinesiology, Outreach, Research, Secondary Education, Teacher Education |

Pivarnik comments on pregnant woman’s marathon run

October 18, 2011
Pivarnik comments on pregnant woman’s marathon run

This past Sunday, a 27-year-old pregnant woman named Amber Miller gave birth to her daughter merely seven hours after crossing the finish line of a marathon. A controversial topic, TIME Healthland covered the story, and consulted MSU College of Education kinesiology professor Jim Pivarnik for an expert’s viewpoint. When asked about the implications of Miller’s choices, Pivarnik said that all pregnant women...
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Washington Post features professors Pivarnik, Schmidt

September 9, 2011
Washington Post features professors Pivarnik, Schmidt

This past week, the Washington Post has highlighted two professors within the Michigan State University College of Education: Jim Pivarnik, professor of kinesiology and William Schmidt, university distinguished professor of Counseling, Educational Psychology & Special Education (CEPSE). Pivarnik and doctoral student Erin Kuffel’s new research about resistence training for pregnant women has already captured the attention of several news sources, including CNBC and abc12. Last...
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Posted in CEPSE, In The News, Kinesiology |

CNBC features recent MSU study about fitness during pregnancy

August 21, 2011
CNBC features recent MSU study about fitness during pregnancy

A recent study, conducted by Michigan State University in partnership with Anytime Fitness and AnytimeHealth.com, reveals that resistance training can be beneficial to mother and child during pregnancy. According to the study, women in their first trimester are recommended to follow the F.I.T.T. principle: Frequency: 3 days a week Intensity: Low amount of weights and higher...
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