By: Jim Pivarnik, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Michigan State University and Member of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition’s Science Board
A recent study in Pediatrics by Eisenberg et al. indicates that adolescent boys and girls self-report a number of "muscle-enhancing" behaviors. The authors cautioned that some of the behaviors, particularly those related to diet and steroid use are particularly troubling
By: Jim Pivarnik, Ph.D., President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition Science Board member
Having studied physical activity during pregnancy for over 25 years, I am amazed at how far we have progressed. When I began to research this area in the late 1980's, information was scarce, and recommendations were very conservative. This only makes sense, as "first do no harm" is even more important than normal when you are talking about protecting the maternal-fetal unit.
By: Stella Lucia Volpe, Ph.D., RD, LDN, FACSM, Chair of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition Science Board
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report that provides guidance on youth fitness measures as they relate to health outcomes. The report affirmed that fitness is a marker for health among youth and the use of certain measures in a school setting can enhance student learning and provide feedback on current health status and future health risk.
By: Drew Brees, NFL Quarterback and Co-Chair of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition
September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and it also marks the start of the new school year for kids across America. The President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition is ramping up its efforts to raise awareness about the importance of physical activity and good nutrition, and is challenging each of us to help America's youth lead a healthier lifestyle.
By: Shellie Pfohl, PCFSN Executive Director
We’re excited to share our completely redesigned website with you that provides more information than ever before about how people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities can lead an active, healthy lifestyle.