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Sports Psychology 101

Since so many of our articles and blogs are devoted to childrens’ problems and pathologies, I thought I would range outside of that territory to look at some of the applications of psychology to other, less clinically oriented areas of study. There are many applications of psychology into the world of sports and enhancing performance […]

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Yoga and Martial Arts

In my practice I am often asked about exercise for kids and teens.  What age is exercise appropriate and what type of exercise is ideal for each age group.  This seems to be a recent phenomenon since previous generations children were left to their own imaginations on what to do for play.  Most small children […]

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Strength Training Improves Insulin Sensitivity in Liver for Teens

It’s a well known fact that obesity is associated with Type II diabetes.  The American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended increased physical activity as the primary method to improve obesity and obesity related illnesses in children.  There are many studies that show that aerobic and resistance (muscle) training improve abdominal fat distribution, liver fat content, […]

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Exercise in Boys Improve Insulin Resistance and Body Fat

A recent study presented at the American Diabetes Association 70th Scientific  Sessions demonstrated that aerobic or resistance exercise (weight lifting) in obese boys can decrease the amount of total and visceral body fat and improve insulin resistance compared to boys who did not exercise.  Insulin resistance can lead to Type II diabetes.  The initial study was […]

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