All in the family: Mothers and daughters join together for health and fun in physical activity study

For ten weeks last semester, Monday nights at the People’s Center Health Services in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood were filled with the spirit of learning, fun, empowerment, and love. Through a Mother-Daughter Physical Activity program led by four University and community professionals who partnered with the People’s Center, a group of thirty individuals–mothers, grandmothers, and daughters–came together to…

Prof. Yuhei Inoue and graduate student Chris Moore study effects of sport spectating on seniors’ social connections

For sports fans, a favorite part of attending a sporting event may be the game or the atmosphere. However, even the most die-hard fans may be interested to know that a new study suggests that attending sports as a spectator could lead to an improvement in mental health. Yuhei Inoue, Ph.D., assistant professor of sport management,…

Dr. Beth Lewis awarded $900,000 grant from US Dept of Health and Human Services to continue work in exercise intervention for postpartum mothers

Beth Lewis, Ph.D., has a busy, active life. An associate professor in Kinesiology, she teaches, serves as the director of undergraduate studies for the School, and has a prolific research agenda. She is also a mom on a mission. “I made a New Year’s resolution when I was in graduate school,” she said. “Exercise five…

Yuhei Inoue, Ph.D., studies how a sporting event can positively affect residents in a Cambodian city

In a southeast Asian country torn apart by a long history of war and political struggles and crippled by extreme poverty, a Kinesiology assistant professor is studying how the power of sport can have a profound impact on people and their culture. Yuhei Inoue, Ph.D., assistant professor in sport management, received a Grant-in-Aid last spring…