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 repetitions… Read More »
In Columbus, Ohio, the COSI science center is offering in-depth physical exams. The exam, which costs $50, tests each patient’s strength, aerobic endurance and flexibility, and then compares the results to the average population. The patients also receive an “exercise prescription” and meet with a fitness expert to set personally modified goals. While Jim Pivarnik, a professor of kinesiology and epidomiology at Michigan… Read More »
Jim Pivarnik, a professor of kinesiology and national expert on pregnancy and physical activity, has been tabbed to help shape federal policy and drive program development on fitness, sports and nutrition. He has been appointed to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition’s science board, formed in 2003 to ensure the messages and programs… Read More »
Professor of kinesiology James Pivarnik, a noted expert on the role of exercise during pregnancy, was quoted in this Dayton Daily News article on the topic.
Kinesiology doctoral student Erin Kuffel has received one of six 2011 Excellence-In-Teaching Citations presented to outstanding graduate teaching assistants at Michigan State University. The awards were presented on Feb. 8, 2011 at the Wharton Center. Kuffel uses innovative strategies while teaching several courses for kinesiology majors, and she serves as lead instructor for the exercise… Read More »
As the medical community uncovers more evidence of the benefits of exercise during pregnancy, a Michigan State University researcher is looking to pinpoint the most reliable and valid ways to assess physical activity in pregnant women. Determining the accuracy of several popular physical activity measurement tools during pregnancy and postpartum will significantly help researchers studying… Read More »
Kinesiology Professor Jim Pivarnik talks to TIME magazine’s Healthland section about the importance of keeping kids physically active.
Professor Jim Pivarnik quoted in CNN Health article, “Can neck measure indicate body fat better than BMI?“
Michigan State University kinesiology professor James Pivarnik was on hand May 3, 2010 in Washington, D.C., as the first national, comprehensive plan was unveiled to support and encourage physical activity among Americans. Leaders across public health, transportation, government, education and business announced the plan at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The vision is… Read More »