Led by Nicole Larson, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D.N., a team of Jessica DeWolfe, M.P.H., Mary Story, Ph.D., R.D. and Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, Ph.D., R.D., surveyed 2,793 Twin Cities adolescents from grades 6-12.
“Although soft drink and overall sugar-sweetened beverage consumption among adolescents has been well studied, few studies in adolescent populations have examined the consumption of sports and energy drinks or factors associated with their consumption,” Larson and colleagues wrote in the study.
We know that exercising outdoors during winter months can be challenging. The days are shorter. The nights are longer and even colder. And at times, the weather can be downright dreadful and seemingly unforgiving. The ice, the snow, oh no!
The world’s best athletes are descending upon Sochi, Russia for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Every elite athlete looks for an edge against their competitors to improve their athletic performance but what if the answer was as simple as getting more sleep?
According to Michael Howell, M.D., a sleep expert within the Department of Neurology, that’s precisely what elite athletes excel at.
“The best athletes I’ve ever met are extremely good sleepers,” said Howell. “Although you may not think your brain is doing much during sleep, your brain is putting connections together and it is amplifying circuits that are important.”
This Sunday, October 6th, marathon runners from all over the state and the world will be running in the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon.
But with cold and wet weather in the forecast, many runners are likely wondering, “So, what should I wear?”