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Some parents are overjoyed at the prospect of permanent daylight-saving time, saying changing the clock messes up kids' sleep
Avoiding the switch between standard time and daylight-saving time may be a good idea, said Andrea Spaeth, an assistant professor and laboratory director at the Rutgers Sleep Lab.
But Spaeth said daylight-saving time isn't optimal for our circadian rhythms: Exposure to daylight in the morning triggers a signal to the brain that it's time to be alert, while avoiding exposure to light in the evening signals it's time for sleep. Standard time aligns with this system better than daylight-saving time, and that's especially true for children, Spaeth said.
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Shortsighted COVID policies are accelerating harm for people with disabilities
I used to talk to my college students about all the advances in civil rights and equity that people with disabilities have made over the years.
Then the COVID-19 pandemic struck. Across the country, countless members of my community were turned away from hospitals, denied lifesaving treatment, forced to remain in dangerous congregate living arrangements, and unable to safely access food, transportation, personal protective equipment, testing and even critical information about how to protect themselves.
All because of who they were.
Textbook of Lifestyle Medicine
Labros Sidossis, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health, together with Stefanos Kales MD, an outstanding scientist and good friend of Dr. Sidossis from Harvard Medical School, have published their newest book titled Textbook of Lifestyle Medicine.
Lifestyle medicine is the oldest and, at the same time, the newest field of medicine! It crosses specialties and numerous health professions. It uses evidence-based lifestyle therapeutic intervention — diet, physical activity, sleep, stress management, avoidance of risky substances, and positive social connections - to prevent and treat diseases (cancer, diabetes, heart disease and other neurologic, metabolic and psychosocial diseases), promotes wellness and longevity.
Wiley Publisher- https://www.wiley.com/en-us/Textbook+of+Lifestyle+Medicine-p-9781119704379
Exercise and Gut Health
Episode 82: Listen to this episode from Eatrite Nutrition Podcast on Spotify. This week we partnered with Dr. Sara Campbell of Rutgers University to talk about gut health, the microbiome, and Exercise. We take a deep dive into some of the current research surrounding the effects of exercise on gut health and how microbiota may play a crucial role in your ability to exercise. We also cover probiotics and whether or not they may aid in your exercise.
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Coaching a Kid on the Autism Spectrum
“ASD impacts each nervous system differently,” says Lisa Rossman Murphy, a pediatric physical therapist who has worked with kids with ASD for decades and recently wrote about coaching athletes on the autism spectrum for the Rutgers Youth Sports Research Council. “Find out what motivates the child, what agitates the child, what calms the child when agitated. What is the best way to give the child a direction?” she says. “These questions can show a parent you care.”
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The Effect of Antibiotics on Muscle Mass, Aerobic /Cardiovascular Performance, and More
Episode 127: The Effect of Antibiotics on Muscle Mass, Aerobic /Cardiovascular Performance, and More - An Interview with Dr Sara Campbell
Today, I'm speaking with Dr. Sara Campbell about the relationship between antibiotics and your gains. You can hear all the latest information before these studies are published. We also talk about cold water exposure and its effect on brown adipose tissue. Dr. Campbell is the director of the graduate program in kinesiology and applied physiology, as well as an associate professor at Rutgers University.
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Javier Robles Discusses Disability Bias in Covid Response
The Record talks with Javier Robles, a faculty member in the Department of Kinsesiology and Health about a new report that shows how disability bias spurred unnecessary COVID deaths. Social distancing rules kept caretakers, family members and advocates out when patients needed them most, Robles told The Record. "I am a quadriplegic. I was scared that I would end up in the hospital," he said. "If you went into the hospital, you were not going to come back out."
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2021’s Best Cities for Street Workouts (Calisthenics)
You don’t need a gym — or your own equipment — to tone up that pandemic body. With street workouts, the world is your gym.
Faculty Spotlight on Steve Malin
Division of Life Sciences Spotlight on Dr. Steven Malin, Department of Kinesiology & Health
Tell me about yourself
I’m an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health. I also have a joint appointment in the Department of Medicine/Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition. I’m affiliated with the Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health as well as Translational Medicine and Science. Prior to work at Rutgers, I was an Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia. Metabolism is my favorite topic. In particular, focus on how one develops Type 2 diabetes is an area of big interest.