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Health, Leisure and Exercise Science Archive

A little exercise goes a long way to prevent disease in children

NC RESEARCH CAMPUS—Studies by the Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory at the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis prove that when kids increase their level of physical activity, they experience positive health benefits quickly. Benefits include less body fat, increased muscular strength and reduced risk factors for major diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other metabolic and lifestyle-related disorders.

Researchers track enhanced “leaky gut” effect of exercise

BOONE—In science, the pursuit to prove one hypothesis often leads to a different discovery.

Such was the case for researchers from Appalachian State University, Dole Food Company and N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute.

Appalachian offers physical education program for home schooled children

BOONE—The physical education program at Appalachian State University will offer its Home School Physical Education Program for the 2013-14 academic year.

Professor David Nieman receives the prestigious American College of Sports Medicine Citation

BOONE—Internationally renowned researcher and Appalachian State University professor Dr. David C. Nieman has been honored by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) with the prestigious Citation Award for his extensive work in health and exercise sciences. He received the award at the ACSM annual meeting in Indianapolis, Ind., May 31.

Montgomery named Student Entrepreneur of the Year

BOONE—Wade Montgomery of Elon, N.C., has received the Student Entrepreneur of the Year Award from The Transportation Insight Center for Entrepreneurship in Appalachian State University’s Walker College of Business. The annual award is presented to an undergraduate from Appalachian who has exhibited exceptionally meritorious entrepreneurial achievement. Montgomery will receive a $2,500 scholarship and a space in the center’s new business accelerator.

ARC-funded map to promote food and destination tourism

BOONE—Destination tourism continues to be a growing market, especially for regions seeking to enhance their economy.

5K fundraiser May 4 benefits Huntington’s Disease research

BOONE—The recreation management program at Appalachian State University will sponsor the annual Tom Moore 5K fundraiser May 4 at the Boone Greenway. Parking will be at Burnley-Clawson Park at the greenway.