Topic: Fitness

Texas Lawmakers Should Use Evidence-Based Policy More Often

Sept. 2, 2015
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Texas is not yet part of the movement for evidence-based policy, but it should be. Until the state makes better use of evidence, it will throw good money after bad at failing programs, while programs with greater potential languish in obscurity.

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Texas’ $37M Physical Education Program Didn't Reduce Obesity

Aug. 24, 2015
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A new article by researchers at UT Austin reports that Texas Fitness Now, Texas’ $37 million physical education program, had no effect on children’s weight.

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Too Hot to Exercise? New Research Links Obesity to Temperature and Humidity

June 25, 2014

If you live in the South and have trouble exercising during the muggy summer months, you're not alone. New research by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin has found that adults are less physically active and more obese in counties where summers are hot, especially if they are also humid or rainy.

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World's Largest Physical Culture Collection Gets $1 Million and 25 New Artifacts

Oct. 13, 2008

The world's largest physical culture collection, located in the H.J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports at The University of Texas at Austin, has received a $1 million gift from physical fitness icons Joe and Betty Weider, along with their pledge to donate around 25 unique paintings and sculptures from their personal collection.

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RTF senior writes fitness guide for women

July 29, 2008
Fitness trainer Michael Prince helps Diana Anderson with proper form during a weight lifting session. Prince and Anderson co

When Diana Anderson was asked by her high school tennis coach to improve her backhand she never thought it would lead to writing a fitness book years later in college.

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