Few people recognize the importance of the 206 bones in the human body or know enough about how these bones develop, grow strong and what keeps them strong as we age. Many people might be surprised to learn that we develop the strongest, most dense bone we’ll ever have by the time we reach our…
There is a great deal of evidence that physical activity increases average life. However, new research published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health found that body size and weight, as well as physical activity level, may affect women differently than men when it comes to lifespan. Researchers Lloyd Brandts and Piet A van…
Researchers, including the team at the Women’s Sports Foundation, have long underscored the positive physical benefits that come with playing sports. A recent study published in the Lancet Psychiatry Journal advanced the conversation by further analyzing the effects of sports on mental health. Reviewing data from more than 1.2 million responses to a US Centers…
For years we have known that physical activity improves physical and mental health but only recently has mental health become more widely discussed in the public. This month as we celebrate mental health awareness we would like to highlight a few facts and tips regarding improving your mental health and getting active.
Physical activity is a crucial component to maintaining good health. It has long been proven that regular activity increases stamina, improves the way our bodies function and maintains a happy and healthy mind. So, what can sitting too much and not enough movement add up to?
The holidays have come and gone and with a new year brings New Year’s resolutions. Time to sit down and think about the year ahead and all that you want to accomplish. Find out about setting manageable goals to get active and stay healthy in 2017.
As Fall starts to creep in and classes resume and work picks up, many of us begin to transition back indoors and become more sedentary. We all know the physical benefits of staying active but the less tangible impact on mental health is still incredibly important to be cognoscente of and to stay educated about. We dove into our Her Life Depends On It III research to provide you with some of the top line facts regarding mental health and how it can be improved through physical activity.
Your collegiate athletic career is over. Your identity is no longer synonymous with your sport. New coworkers, roommates and passersby alike ask you what it must have been like to play collegiate ball. And while we all had diverse and unique experiences as athletes in college, what we all have in common is a structured youth. But now you don’t have that.
This March as we celebrate Women’s History Month we would like to celebrate our history at the Women’s Sports Foundation and the incredible women who have served as our Presidents. We spoke with former WSF President Angela Ruggiero to ask her how she translates her skills on the ice to the business world, why it’s important to her that all girls have access to sports and more.
This March as we celebrate Women’s History Month we would like to celebrate our history at the Women’s Sports Foundation and the incredible women who have served as our Presidents. Hear from Dominique Dawes, who served as President from 2005-2006, on her beginnings with the WSF, what is most important in her life these days and why she is still a promoter of equality for all girls.