If you live in the South and have trouble exercising during the muggy summer months, you’re not alone. New research by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin has found that adults are less physically active — and more obese — in counties where summers are hot, especially if they are also humid or… » Continue Reading
Not only does chocolate milk taste good, but two recent studies from The University of Texas at Austin show that it’s also the ideal post-workout recovery drink.
Fifth and sixth graders from Zavala Elementary School will learn about how germs can spread and the value of exercise and will watch blood pressure and heart rates being monitored on mannequins during a Jan. 29 event at The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing.
A bowl of whole grain cereal is as good as a sports drink for recovery after exercise. Research published in BioMed Central's open access Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition has shown that the readily available and relatively inexpensive breakfast food is as effective as popular, carbohydrate-based "sports drinks."
Event: The Alderson Lecture is an annual celebratory and educational event presented by the College of Education's Department of Kinesiology and Health Education. This year's lecture will feature: announcement of the President's Council on Physical Fitness Lifetime Achievement Award winner presentation of a significant donation from the U.S. Ryder Cup Team to the department's Play… » Continue Reading
The world's largest physical culture collection, located in the H.J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports at The University of Texas at Austin, has received a $1 million gift from physical fitness icons Joe and Betty Weider, along with their pledge to donate around 25 unique paintings and sculptures from their personal collection.
This summer's Olympics has a Longhorn flavor, with members of the U.S. Olympic swim team using workout and recovery sports performance drinks created by Dr. John Ivy, chair of the College of Education's Department of Kinesiology and Health Education.