Physical activity has long been known to reduce depression and anxiety, and is commonly prescribed to prevent or cure negative mental health conditions.
However, less is known about the impact of physical activity on positive mental health conditions, such as happiness and contentment.
The University of Michigan on Thursday launched the Exercise & Sport Science Initiative, a new research program that draws on experts from a wide range of faculty and students across campus, Michigan Athletics and industry partners to optimize physical performance and health for athletes and exercisers of all ages and abilities.
The University of Michigan's Edward Henry Kraus Natural Sciences Building will get a substantial makeover, as the Board of Regents approved plans Thursday to renovate and add to the 101-year-old structure.
The Board of Regents on Thursday approved new deans for the College of Engineering and the School of Kinesiology, and an interim dean for the School of Education. Each appointment is effective July 1.
Lori Ploutz-Snyder, a senior scientist with the Universities Space Research Association at the NASA Johnson Space Center, will serve as the next dean of the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology.
Her five-year appointment, approved Thursday by the Board of Regents, is effective July 1.
Provost Martha Pollack has named an advisory committee to search for a new dean of the School of Kinesiology. The search process is underway.
It’s football, not soccer! Or is it?
Americans use the word soccer to describe the game that just about everybody else in the world calls football, and this duel over semantics enrages purists of the game.
When we're strolling down memory lane, our brains recall just as much information while walking as while standing still — findings that contradict the popular science notion that walking hinders one's ability to think.
Citing evolving trends in health and wellness, the School of Kinesiology will discontinue the major or minor in physical education and a minor in health education starting in the fall of 2015. It is being replaced by the new health and fitness major launched last fall.
Fantasy sports players can spend thousands of dollars and certainly that many hours developing sophisticated leagues and playing strategies steeped in analysis and superstition — all for teams that aren't real.