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NPR | Walking fends off loss of mobility, and it’s not too late to start


People who have reached their later years may think it’s primarily a time to relax, not to increase their physical activity. Not so. Previous research has suggested that exercise can improve memory and reverse muscle loss in older adults, among other benefits. And a study out Monday finds that a regular program of physical activity reduces the time spent with mobility-limiting disability. Continue.

Elizabeth Awick of the EPL has been awarded a Cancer Scholars for Translational and Applied Research (C*STAR) Fellowship.  Elizabeth was one of only three graduate students to receive an award from the Cancer Community at Illinois. During the one year period of the C*STAR award, Elizabeth will conduct research under the supervision of Professor Edward McAuley at UIUC and Dr. Kendrith Rowland at the Mills Breast Cancer Center at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. For more information about Elizabeth’s research, click here.


Edward McAuley, professor of kinesiology



logo_FTBMSThe FlexToBa for Multiple Sclerosis trial examines the effects of a DVD-delivered physical activity program on functional limitations and quality of life in adults with multiple sclerosis. This program has been systematically developed in the EPL over the past decade and focuses on three critical elements of physical fitness for individuals with MS: flexibility, toning (i.e., strength), and balance. Click here to learn more and sign up today!


Science Daily | Taking the stairs, raking leaves may have same health benefits as a trip to the gym

New research at Oregon State University suggests the health benefits of small amounts of activity — even as small as one- and two-minute increments that add up to 30 minutes per day — can be just as beneficial as longer bouts of physical exercise achieved by a trip to the gym. Continue.