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WSU News Exercise Physiology

Head blows in contact sports not child’s play

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

SPOKANE, Wash. – Hoping to address concussion concerns and declining participation, the youth arm of the NFL in September will roll out a pilot program that alters how football is played by its youngest athletes. USA Football aims to reduce the head-banging force of the game by testing a new format called modified tackle. » More …

Study: True health gains must be internally motivated

By Kyla Emme, College of Education intern

anne-cox-head-shotPULLMAN, Wash. – Recent research by associate sport science professor Anne Cox shows that when participants are mindfully engaged during yoga, their motivation for physical activity becomes more internal and less about external appearance and what others will think – also known as Social Physique Anxiety (SPA). » More …

Athletic training cleans up at industry’s regional meeting

BOISE, Idaho – Students in the College of Education athletic training program won the Quiz Bowl for the third straight year at a regional industry gathering, while other Washington State University students earned research awards, scholarships and leadership positions. » More …

Ask Dr. Universe: Are people getting lazier?

Dr-Universe-230PULLMAN, Wash. – We cats have a reputation for being lazy. We sleep a lot. But the truth is when I got your question, I didn’t know much about laziness. So, I decided to talk about it with a couple of psychologists here at Washington State University. » More …