Weightlifting is good for your heart and it doesn’t take much

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Lifting weights for less than an hour a week may reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke by 40 to 70 percent, according to a new Iowa State University study. Spending more than an hour in the weight room did not yield any additional benefit, the researchers found. The results show benefits of strength training are independent of running, walking or other aerobic activity.

Human Development and Family Studies chair Carl Weems named APS fellow

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Human development and family studies professor and department chair Carl Weems has been named a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, a mark of excellence from the leading international organization dedicated to advancing scientific psychology. Weems's research focuses on how traumatic experiences affect brain development in children and adolescents.

Motivation to move may start with being mindful

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A meditation and stress reduction program may be as effective at getting people to move more as structured exercise programs, according to a new study led by Jacob Meyer, an assistant professor in kinesiology.

Brain activity, reactivity help explain diabetics’ negative feelings and risk for depression

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For millions of Americans who are obese and living with diabetes or prediabetes, feelings of sadness, anger and anxiety are often part of daily life. A new Iowa State University study suggests those negative feelings may stem from problems regulating blood sugar levels that influence emotional response in the brain.

Iowa State University to offer master’s degree for dietitians

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A new master’s degree at Iowa State University will allow registered dietitians to earn their graduate degrees ahead of the national deadline of Jan. 1, 2024, while advancing their knowledge and competitiveness in the field.

Iowa State University celebrates remodeled home for promoting physical activity and healthy living

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A ribbon cutting will be held April 13 to celebrate completion of a $7.4 million renovation of the Barbara E. Forker Building at Iowa State University.

Human scientists among undergraduates to present research at national conference

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Two College of Human Sciences undergraduates are among 51 from Iowa State who will present their research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, April 4 to 7 in Oklahoma.

Kinesiology faculty, students spark conversation about diversity

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Scherezade Mama, an assistant professor at Pennsylvania State University, will give a public lecture about physical activity promotion among underserved populations, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 1 in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union.

Iowa State University Cyclones join elementary students for some ExerCYse

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An Iowa State University outreach program — ExerCYse Time — is boosting kids’ physical activity during the cold winter months.

Rossmann Manatt awardee strives to provide research experiences to students

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They say it’s never too early to begin gaining research experience, and that is just what Kevin Schalinske provides in his lab for not only graduate students, but undergraduates, as well.