Physical Activity

Taking an aspirin a day to keep the doctor away? Think again

February 6, 2015

Recent studies suggest that taking aspirin daily might cause more harm than good in some patients. While aspirin can have significant beneficial effects, it’s important to consult with your physician before beginning (or ending) any regular medication. There are other ways you can manage your heart health, without taking aspirin regularly.

Enjoy responsibly: How to eat holiday foods without guilt

November 12, 2014

Nutritionist and health educator, David Leal, provides his top five tips for staying healthy throughout the holidays.

Mehta awarded Huffines Institute Faculty Research Award

July 30, 2014

Ranjana Mehta, Ph.D., M.S., is the recipient of the Faculty Research Award from the Sydney and J.L. Huffines Institute for Sports Medicine and Human Performance for her research project “Physical functioning under stress: Imaging of the aging brain in obese individuals”.

Texas A&M study transforms traditional perceptions of physical activity

July 24, 2014

Geocaching incorporates the adventure of a real-life treasure hunt with gaming features. The research study “Geocaching for Exercise and Activity Research (GEAR)” focuses on this and has shown that it can greatly increase physical activity.

The Impact of Physical Activity in Cancer Survivorship

July 8, 2013

New research suggests that proper exercise can aid in the recovery process for cancer survivors. In addition, staying physically active has the potential to increase life expectancy and even minimize the impact of side effects from cancer treatment, such as depression, anxiety, fatigue, weight gain and muscle function.

Hong examines development of mobile-enabled app to aid older cancer survivors, promote physical activity

April 22, 2013

Yan Hong, Ph.D., associate professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) School of Rural Public Health, and her colleagues recently examined the development of a mobile-enabled web application to aid older cancer survivors and promote physical activity.