Exercise and Type 2 Diabetes – One Page Fact Sheet

Did you know that aerobic activity, strength training, and stretching all have unique benefits? One of the greatest benefits of exercise is that it can help prevent diabetes or it can help you manage diabetes if you have it.

View our one-page fact sheet, “Exercise and Type 2 Diabetes”, contributed to Athletes and the Arts and created by Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) and Diabetes Care and Education (DCE).

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Jon Batiste interview for Athletes and the Arts

Famed jazz musician Jon Batiste talks about his personal involvement with Athletes and the Arts, a multi-organizational initiative to improve the healthcare of performing artists. Batiste talks about medical issues facing musicians and his efforts to stay healthy so he can perform better.

Watch the video interview by Steven Karageanes

After you watch the interview:
Read and watch more about our Artist in Residence, Jon Batiste.

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More Than Just Marching Band

Every summer, hundreds, ages 15–21, join to compete in a unique activity that combines musical, mental, and physical skill, in an activity that usually isn’t considered a sport—drum corps.

For those who have marched in a corps or are veteran fans of the activity, trying to explain exactly what drum corps is isn’t an easy task. For those who are unfamiliar with the competition, it’s best described as professional marching band.

From May to August each year, band and color guard members ...

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BMI Changes among Marching Artists – A Longitudinal Study

According to the most recent epidemiological data collected by the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 35.7% of US adults and 18.4% of US adolescents (aged 12–19) are classified as obese (BMI≥30). Obesity among young adults in the US has been and continues to be a serious medical problem. Previous research suggests that most college students are not meeting dietary and physical activity guidelines, which contributes greatly to this problem.

Read full article (printed in the December ...

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Tim Lightfoot – Rockin Physiology – ACSM Presentation – May 31, 2014

Rockin’ Physiology is an exploration of the physical and mental stresses associated with performing musicians.   This very creative Presidential Lecture from the 2014 American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) annual meeting finds that playing music can induce moderate to heavy physiological stress, especially during public performances.
Tim Lightfoot, PhD, FACSM  Director, Huffhines Institute for Sports Medicine and Human Performance, Texas A&M University
Posted with permission of the speaker and ACSM, Sept 2014.

Tim Lightfoot – Rockin Physiology ...

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