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Good News: Even Just Being a ‘Weekend Warrior’ Can Help You Live Long

Too busy to ride or even exercise as much as you’d like during the week? No worries. As long as you get out during the weekend, you’re good, according to a new study published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. (Bicycling)

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Youth football concussion rate is 5%, study finds

New research from The Sports Institute at UW Medicine and Seattle Children’s Research Institute found concussion rates among football players ages 5 to 14 were higher than previously reported, with five out of every 100 youth, or 5 percent, sustaining a football-related concussion each season. (University of Washington)

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The Complications of Getting Back In Shape After a Pregnancy

Increasing numbers of women are active throughout pregnancy, but it’s not always clear what’s the best and safest way to get fit once the baby is born. (Washington Post)

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The Sports Institute at UW Medicine Announces New Director and Name Change

The Sports Institute at UW Medicine, formerly the UW Medicine Sports Health and Safety Institute, has announced that Dr. Samuel Browd, UW School of Medicine professor of neurological surgery, has become the new director of the institute.

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Is Intermittent Fasting Healthy or Just a Fad Diet?

Fasting has been growing in popularity for its purported health benefits. But is fasting actually good for you, or is it just another wellness trend like juice cleanses and activated charcoal? (University of Washington)

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Kids with Concussions Can Phase in Exercise, Screen Time Sooner than Before

New concussion guidelines urge doctors to let kids return to school sooner, and allow them to use electronics and ease back into physical activity after just a couple days of rest. (NPR)

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How Much Exercise Do You Need to Improve Your Mental Health?

Extensive research shows that physical activity positively benefits not only our bodies but also our mental health. Being active for 45 minutes, three to five times a week, has the most benefit. Any exercise can help, even gentle activities like walking and stretching. (University of Washington)

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New Physical Activity Guidelines For Americans: This Is What You Need To Do

What’s the bottom line about the new Physical Activity Guidelines for America? If you are the average American, you should probably be moving your bottom and everything attached to it more than you are doing now. (Forbes)

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Where Are the Women in Sports Science Research?

For years, female athletes have relied on training protocols, injury guidelines, and nutrition plans based on research conducted with men. That’s starting to change. (Outside)

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The Problem With Being Perfect

Perfectionism seems to be on the rise. Though it is often portrayed as a positive trait, extreme perfectionism can lead to depression, anxiety and even suicidal ideation. Here’s how to combat it. (Atlantic)

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