Tag Archives: Pivarnik

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 »

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 an… Read More »

‘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 activity… 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 »

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 exercise… Read More »

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 improved… Read More »