Health Education

Young athletes exercising on exercise bikes in a health club.

Student Fitness Matters: New Resources to Help Schools Promote Student Fitness without Overloading Faculty

According to a study in the Journal of American College Health, about 70% of college students experience significant weight gain between their freshman and sophomore years (Racette SB, Deusinger SS, Strube MJ, Highstein GR, Deusinger RH. Weight changes, exercise and dietary patterns during freshman and sophomore years of college. Journal of American College Health, vol. 53(6); pp. 245-251, May/June 2005). This “freshman 15″ (according to the study, the average was closer to nine pounds) is almost seen as a rite of passage in numerous circles; but, it’s a rite which has serious consequences for a student’s current and future life, as well as significant cost for the medical care needed to combat related disorders.

Research has shown that the best way to make sure that one has the benefits of an active life is to start young. Physical strength and health conditions peaks in one’s twenties, and has a deep impact on health throughout one’s lifespan (An ES, Park HJ, Yoon JH, Hong Y, Woo SK, Exercise and health life, Seoul Hyunmoonsa. 2009:257-269).

Of course, the benefits of regular exercise don’t just have long term health benefits, it also contributes to heightened focus, retention  and an overall positive mood, all of which can mean the difference between a successful and unsuccessful college career.


F.A. Davis Undergraduate Nursing Scholarship

Brand New F.A. Davis Undergraduate Nursing Scholarship!

Here at F.A. Davis, we know that nurses are caring and compassionate by nature, and that the field they’ve chosen to embark on is rewarding. But sometimes, nursing can be very challenging, and those challenges begin on Day One of nursing school. We want to do what we can to help. That’s why our nursing team created our first annual Undergraduate Nursing Scholarship. We’ll be giving $1,500 to a lucky LPN/LVN, RN, or RN-BSN student in the U.S. or Canada. Read on for more details!


June is Technology Month

Technology in health care becoming more prevalent every day, whether it’s affecting our bodies with biotechnology, or if it’s with new machines or programs that make the jobs of health care workers more efficient. As a result, health care education is changing rapidly as well, and its effects can be seen with the utilization of online courses and the way publishers provide content to students and instructors.


It’s National Senior Health and Fitness Day!


So what does this mean to those of us who aren’t quite ready to (hopefully) retire and ease back on life’s stresses?


Well, here’s a fitness challenge for you – but not the kind you are used to.  Your challenge today is to observe.  No matter how old you are, observe people around you that are older – family, friends, coworkers.  How easily do they move?  How erect and comfortable are they standing?  Do they move with agility, balance, strength?


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Health Care Link Roundup: Stress Relief Edition

To continue our theme of “Stress Relief” this April, this edition of our health care Link Roundup will feature links to stress-related news, tips for stress management, and more.