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An expert on exercise physiology discusses the importance of different elements of fitness, and teenagers share personal stories about how exercise helped them achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Exercise also helps build strength, develop endurance, improve agility, boost self-confidence, and connect socially. John Ratey, a professor of psychiatry, describes the growing evidence that aerobic exercise remodels our brains, making us sharper mentally, and providing protection against mood disorders. Teens describe how exercise helped them deal with depression, anxiety, and stress.
In this episode, host Dianna Cowern investigates the biomechanics of butts. What activates one's butt muscles more, running or squatting? How effective are bridges as a workout? How much can individuals change the shape of their bodies with exercise? Dianna and Dr. Rowley conduct various experiments to answer these questions about anatomy and physiology. Part of the "Physics Girl" series.
Psychologists have studied the cognitive and emotional strategies used to cope with stress for decades. The two traditional strategies are avoidance and approach, and both have benefits and costs. However, modern research shows the benefits of social support, exercise, drug therapy, and biofeedback in dealing with stress. Part of the "Psychology Concepts" series.
Demonstrates how a heart actually functions as two pumps in one. Scenes at an amusement park show the effects of activity on the heart. Scenes of the internal heart are matched with still drawings and animations that depict the heart's valves, muscle, and pacemaker. The effects of diet and exercise on the heart are mentioned.
Takes viewers to an inner city high school where students had serious discipline and learning problems. More than half of the eighth and ninth grade students here were diagnosed with ADHD, and many worked at fourth grade level. The teacher, Allison Cameron, discovered the groundbreaking research by the Harvard Professor of Psychiatry, John J. Ratey, M.D. (author of "Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain"), showing a link between sustained aerobic activity and the brain's ability to grow new cells. Allison also learned that Napierville High School in the Chicago area, which began exercise programs 18 years ago, has one of the best academic records in the U.S.
Dr. Ronald Evans describes how fat communicates with muscle and how diet and exercise influence that relationship. Part of the 2004 Howard Hughes Holiday Lecture Series.
The concepts of reliability and validity are demonstrated through a simple exercise. Students learn the importance of consistency and interpreting data in a relevant manner when conducting experiments.
A woman with osteoporosis shares her experience, how she copes, and steps she's taken to prevent further bone loss. Physicians explain the disease, the risks and statistics, and the importance of calcium, exercise, and vitamin D earlier in life. Demonstrates a bone density test.
The heart is a pump, moving blood throughout the body via arteries and veins. Uses graphics to clarify the circulatory system and its functions. Notes the effects of exercise, nutrition, smoking, and infections on this system, and briefly illustrates coagulation, nosebleeds, and vaccinations.
Nutritional disorders include any of the nutrient-related diseases and conditions that cause illness in humans. They may include deficiencies or excesses in the diet. Exercise and a healthy diet can help combat these disorders. Part of the "Human Nutrition" series.
Investigates the major body systems that are important during physical activity: the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, and nervous systems. Examines each of these systems, their parts, their functions, and how they work. Also, explores the contribution and interaction of the systems when we exercise and while we are rest.
Storyteller Heather Forest uses song, pantomime, games, and discussion to introduce young students to the human body. Talks about key body parts and how they move; how the heart, lungs, and brain keep the body running; how the bones, joints, and muscles hold the body up and help it move; and how our senses help us enjoy the world. Introduces principles of healthy eating, daily exercise, and adequate rest.
In this episode, host Joe Hanson and YouTuber Molly Burke, who is blind, discuss echolocation. They work through a series of active echolocation exercises to help the brain construct images of their environment. Part of the "It's Okay to Be Smart" series.
Most people see a vegetable when they see a spinach leaf, but in this lab, they see the potential to create heart tissue. Students at Worcester Polytechnic Institute are training to be leaders in bioengineering, and they are thinking outside the box to develop practical, commercially viable technologies that fulfill critical unmet needs. Part of the "Science Nation" series.
Animal trainer Brandon McMillan puts several dogs through rigorous training and obedience exercises. His ultimate goal is to ensure the dogs are ready to join their new families. Brandon also makes sure the families are equipped to handle the task of being a dog owner. Part of the "Lucky Dog" series.
The researcher in the A to Z Career Lab explore the field of kinesiology. This career studies the human body and teaches people exercises and other therapies to keep their bodies strong and healthy. Part of the "I Can Be Anything I Want to Be A to Z" series.
In this episode, host Jason Silva explores the many layers of language. Some of the exercises and activities focus on the evolution of words, the links between what one sees and hears, and the mysterious communication abilities of twins. Part of the "Brain Games Family Edition."
Part of the "A 3-D Demonstration" series. Investigates the application and limitations of Ohm's Law. Describes series circuits and parallel circuits. Using equivalent resistance, practical exercises are developed in the application of Ohm's Law to series circuits, parallel circuits, and circuits of greater complexity. Specific modules include Ohm's Law, Series Circuits, Series Calculations, Parallel Circuits, Parallel Calculations, and Complex Circuits. Correlates to all National CTE Organizational Standards (including the provisions of the Perkins Act).
In this episode, host Jason Silva explores the two hemispheres of the brain. Some of the exercises and activities focus on the way the right and left hemisphere of the brain work together. Part of the "Brain Games Family Edition" series.
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