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Don’t blame the turkey. Here’s what experts say is really behind your food coma
Professor Steve Malin explains why you feel tired after Thanksgiving dinner.
This Rutgers professor dares you to find a realistic definition of ‘disability’ | Opinion
Javier Robles, a faculty member in the Department of Kinesiology and Health, pens an opinion piece in Mosaic challenging readers to learn about the stories that today shape our understanding of the word “Disability.”
RCAAS Co-Hosts Autism Awareness Panel
As part of RU's Disability Awareness Month, the Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services and Rutgers Health co-hosted an Autism Awareness Panel that took place on October 12, at the RCAAS community center. Dr. Lisa Rossman Murphy, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Health and Program Director, kicked off the panel with a brief introduction on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The panel was moderated by Dr. James Maraventano, Director of the RCAAS-SCALE Program.
Rutgers Celebrates Disability Awareness Month
Rutgers launches disability studies minor to explore world of oft-ignored community
Rutgers University–New Brunswick introduced the disability studies program to promote understanding of the role disability plays in society.
On Exercise and Diabetes: Researchers Publish New Findings
A study published in The American Journal of Medicine on the impact of exercise on blood sugar levels in people with Type 2 diabetes shows that while all exercise helps, certain activities - and their timing - are extremely good for people's health. "The challenge with this is that most, if not all, people know exercise is good for them but they don't know the best approach," said Steven Malin, a professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health and an author of the study.
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Javier Robles Discusses NJ's Segregated Schools on WNYC
Javier Robles, a faculty member in the Department of Kinesiology and Health, joined WNYC's "The Brian Lehrer Show" to discuss a 2018 lawsuit that was filed over the lack of diversity in New Jersey's schools. "Overall, the picture really hasn't changed much for Latino and Black students in this state," said Robles, who is also president of the Latino Action Network of New Jersey. "This is really because of concentrated poverty, which is the thing that a lot of people don't talk about when we talk about schools."
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Visiting STEM Ambassadors Explore Health and Fitness
Dr. Campbell hosted 4-H STEM Ambassadors to explore the variety of ways to assess health and fitness. The 4-H STEM Ambassador program welcomes New Jersey youth from middle and high school to the SEBS campus to participate in hands-on activities as they learn alongside Rutgers faculty in their respective discipline. Now in its 14th year, the program supports young people from six urban communities around New Jersey, with the objective of supporting and encouraging first generation college students in the pursuit of STEM careers.
Seven STEM Ambassadors spent the day with Dr. Campbell and learned about the importance and relevance of heart rate, blood pressure, body composition, muscular strength and endurance, standing high jump, bench step testing and flexibility for overall health. The STEM Ambassadors also learned how to take these measurements, assess how results can be interpreted, and ways to use their data to promote a healthy lifestyle!
The STEM Ambassadors will take the knowledge they have gained this past week back to their respective communities and teach-back to their younger peers at local YMCAs, libraries, and after school programs. More Photos
Rutgers Culture of School Health Program Launches in-Person Component in Edison School District: Newsroom
The Rutgers Culture of Health School Program (RCHSP), which was established with a $100,000 grant from the The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, was launched in the Edison Township Public Schools in February this year. A community outreach initiative under the New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health, RCHSP fosters and promotes lifestyles centered around physical activity and nutritional literacy, and is a joint endeavor of the New Jersey Healthy Kids Initiative (NJHKI) and the Department of Family and Community Health Sciences (FCHS), a unit of Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE).
In addition to supporting school-aged students, Lisa Rossman-Murphy, a faculty member in the Department of Kinesiology and member of the RCHSP Physical Literacy team, used the program as an opportunity to expose her undergraduate students to the real-life application of content she teaches in her courses.
“This project provides experiential learning for the Rutgers student volunteers. In the Pediatric Physical Development and Fitness course, students learn the importance of movement opportunities for development and that kids who are more comfortable with movement skills will be more physically active and at less risk of chronic health issues. Through this project, we are witnessing a wide range of physical literacy levels among school children, and we are providing knowledge and opportunities for improvement. I find this very exciting and rewarding.”
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