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Improving academic performance with physical fitness
Physical fitness in childhood and adolescence is beneficial for both physical and mental health throughout life.  View News Article (2014-06-19)

Interacting mutations promote diversity
Genetic diversity arises through the interplay of mutation, selection and genetic drift. In most scientific models, mutants have a fitness value which remains constant throughout. View News Article (2012-06-29)

'Fitness' foods may cause consumers to eat more and exercise
Weight-conscious consumers are often drawn to foods such as Clif Bars and Wheaties, whose packaging suggests that they promote fitness. View News Article (2015-06-24)

How healthy are Britain's children?
Primary schools across the UK are soon to be invited to take part in the Young Scientist National Fitness Experiment to find the fitness of the nation's children. In our society of fast food, microwave meals and chips with everything, the importance of keeping fit has never been more obvious. But with the vast majority of children being driven to and from school, and with many children choosing... View News Article (2003-09-05)

Study: Strength of brain connectivity varies with fitness level in older adults
A new study shows that age-related differences in brain health - specifically the strength of connections between different regions of the brain - vary with fitness level in older adults.  View News Article (2015-11-06)

Self-rated physical fitness in midlife an indicator of dementia risk
How would you rate your own physical fitness? Is it good, satisfactory or maybe even poor? Surprisingly, your answer may reveal your future risk of getting dementia. View News Article (2014-02-26)

Cardiovascular fitness not affected by cancer treatment
The cardiovascular fitness level of cancer survivors is not affected by many standard cancer therapies, say researchers from Georgetown University Medical Cancer. View News Article (2009-05-29)

Gym Culture Likened to McDonalds
Visit a typical gym and you will encounter a highly standardised notion of what the human body should look like and how much it should weigh. View News Article (2014-04-23)

Brain fitness programs may help frail elderly walk faster
Computerized brain fitness programs are known to help seniors improve their memory and focus. Now, a study led by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University has found preliminary evidence that such programs may help frail seniors walk faster, potentially preventing disability and improving quality of life. View News Article (2010-08-11)

Fidgeting your way to fitness
Walking to the photocopier and fidgeting at your desk are contributing more to your cardiorespiratory fitness than you might think. View News Article (2011-06-29)

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