Topic: Fitness

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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World Record-Holding Powerlifters, Scholars Win Lifetime Achievement Award

April 1, 2008

Drs. Terry and Jan Todd, faculty members in the College of Education's Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, have been honored in London, England, with the Oscar Heidenstam Foundation's Lifetime Achievement Award.

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