Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Soccer Programs to Promote Health of the Homeless?

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An intriguing new study was released in August of last year that looked at, let’s say, an unorthodox approach to improving the health and quality of life of people experiencing homelessness. A small group of homeless individuals were invited to participate in “street football” training sessions 3 times a week for 12 weeks, and the results were actually pretty impressive.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Actively commuting to work, whether you have a choice or not...

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Throughout the next few weeks, we will feature the stories of a few active commuters that we know in Austin, it being physical activity month and all. The Center has challenged staff, faculty, students and whoever else to an Active Transportation Day on May 1st! That said, we want to know the ins and outs of how these people get to work or school and why they choose to actively commute. You’d be surprised by how easy, safe and sometimes necessary it can be. Plus, the health benefits of this simple change in your day are pretty impressive.

Friday, April 10, 2015

How your commute can influence your weight

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Throughout April, the Center will feature information on the benefits of active commuting and just how some people do it. New research shoes that people who participate in active commuting have a lower BMI and percent body fat when compared to people who take private transportation. So, just what exactly is active commuting?