Fear of falling was mentioned by African Americans, Whites, and American Indians as a barrier to physical activity. African Americans, Latinos, Whites, and American Indians mentioned the built environment as a barrier to physical activity, although these comments were most common among American Indians. Health benefits of physical activity were mentioned in every racial/ethnic group; all said physical activity improves brain health.
The most consistent and strongest effect of massage, aromatherapy massage, and foot reflexology in adults with cancer is reduced anxiety (table 17.1). In two other studies, patients used fewer analgesics after receiving massage (Post-White et al. In two studies on the effects of massage for parents of children with cancer, parents reported less anxiety (Post-White, Fitzgerald, Savik et al.
Jill White, founder of the Starfish Aquatics Institute (SAI) and director of the Aquatics and Emergency Care Division of Human Kinetics, was recently awarded the prestigious Al Turner Memorial Commitment to Excellence Award. White founded SAI, one of the five top aquatics certification agencies in the world, in 1999 to meet a need for quality education in partnership with aquatic facilities. The Starfish Aquatics Institute exists to help aquatic facilities save lives.
She points to education on safe water practices, swim lessons, the buddy system, parental supervision, following the posted rules, and always being "water aware" as key steps toward drowning prevention. White also warns about group outings, such as parties and day-camp trips to aquatic facilities where parents assume their children are properly supervised. Human Kinetics also produces resources for water safety, swimming instruction and performance and water exercise.
Excerpt from Souled Out The NBA allowed high school players to make the jump until forging a compromise with the union in 2005; now, players must be at least 19, which means they must spend a year in college first. Indiana Pacers forward Jermaine O’Neal, one of the last high schoolers to jump before the rule change, publicly wondered why tennis players and golfers aren’t urged by society to attend college, implying that the world is exclusively picking on poor black basketball players. A ...
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) and reactive nitrogen species (RNS) are sometimes collectively referred to as reactive oxygen and nitrogen species (RONS). RONS, and particularly the highly reactive hydroxyl radical, can react with many molecules in cells, including DNA, proteins, and lipids. Aging is also characterized by increased RONS production and oxidative stress, and increased RONS are associated with various diseases of senescence (Pourova et al.
The commitment Muhammed Ali had to his Muslim religion brought him strength and confidence that was not normally found in black athletes of his time. Elijah Muhammad might have preached black separatism, railed against the evils of commercialized sport, and viewed boxing with disdain, but he had recognized the value of having Ali as a member of the Nation of Islam. Refusing to join forces with Louis Farrakhan and other blacks who remained loyal to Nation of Islam policy, Ali adhered to the ...