New report provides important data on health-related practices in secondary schools

October 22, 2015

Bridging the Gap has released a comprehensive report examining U.S. secondary school policies and practices related to nutrition, physical activity, and obesity prevention. The report, entitled School Policies and Practices to Improve Health and Prevent Obesity: National Secondary School Results, Volume 6, focuses on students in grades 8, 10, and 12 and includes data from […]

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Playing high school sports associated with better health and fitness in old age

February 12, 2014

If you played high-school sports, your future self may thank you. A new study shows that playing sports in high school is a predictor of whether a man in his 70s will be fit and healthy. The study, published in the journal BMC Public Health, shows that elderly men needed to visit their doctors fewer […]

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