Research + News | Topic: Exercise
Oct 29, 2021
As Kids Turned To Screens During Pandemic, Their Mental Health Suffered
Researchers discovered that kids who exercised more and used technology less during the pandemic had better mental health outcomes. Read the article here.
Sep 3, 2021
Excess Screen Time Impacting Teen Mental Health
Teens need to regularly switch screen time for physical activity for the sake of their health and mental wellbeing, according to a University of Queensland-led study. Read the article here.
Aug 17, 2021
Physical Activity Protects Children From The Adverse Effects of Digital Media On Their Weight Later In Adolescence
A recently completed study shows that six hours of leisure-time physical activity per week at the age of 11 reduces the risk of being overweight at 14 years of age associated with heavy use of digital media. Read the article here.
Mar 12, 2021
Research Identifies Impact Of Teenage Screen Use
Two thirds of children use more than one screen at the same time after school, in the evenings and at weekends as part of increasingly sedentary lifestyles, according to new research. Read the article here.
Jan 13, 2021
The Paradox Of Online “Body Positivity”
It has always sucked to compare yourself to the prettiest girl in school, but it sucks a lot more to feel like everybody else in the entire world is the prettiest girl in school. Read the article here.
Jul 24, 2020
Excessive Screen Time For Toddlers Linked To Less Physical Activity, Stunted Development
A recent study says excessive screen time may stunt a child’s growth, especially if they start using devices around age two or three. Read the article here.
Jun 15, 2020
Video Games May Sabotage Fitness Among College Students
Video games often stand in the way of exercise and healthy eating among male college students, a new study shows. Read the article here.
Sep 17, 2018
The Average Child Spends Just 7 Hours A Week Outside, But More Than Twice That Playing Video Games Inside
The survey also found that 40 percent of parents have to force their children to leave the house in order to spend time outdoors. Read the article here.
Mar 12, 2018
Social Media Friends Can Bruise Your Body Image
Seeing too many social media posts from friends about their fitness activity can harm your body image, a new study contends. Read the article here.
Aug 2, 2017
Turns Out, Activity Trackers Discourage Teenagers From Exercise
Wearable activity trackers such as FitBit could be doing more harm than good in encouraging young teenagers to exercise, a study suggests. Read the article here.