Move to Innovate

Got writer’s block? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science… saying me too! Argh, I’m stuck on this writing project. And the deadline’s in two days! It has me so anxious–maybe I’ll Google Yoga With Adrienne for some Stress Relief. But WAIT, could that actually help?!

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Exercise Eyes

Exercise is…easy on the eyes? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. We spend HOURS in front of screens. Computers! phones! TVs! All that exposure can leave our eyes dry and tired. Is there a solution in SIGHT? Enter Samuel Abokyi at the University of Cape

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Just Do It

No time to exercise? There might still be a “runners high” on the way! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Whew! Just one more lap around the block! Or … hamster wheel? Even lab mice can get a “runners’ high!” And those who get their

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Vocabulary Exercise

Could joining the swim team turn your kid into a spelling champ?  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Jumping jacks and burpees can help us lose holiday pounds… AND master that Sunday crossword! That’s right! Studies show exercise helps improve brain activity. But what’s the

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Nap or Play?

Playtime – seventeen minutes! Naptime – thirty minutes! Are we on schedule? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Kids need sleep AND sports. But how much of each should go into a healthy recipe? Emily Ng from University of South Australia and colleagues set out

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Skin in the Game

Low battery on my FITBIT!?! OMG NOOOOOO! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Your smartwatch knows SO MUCH about you! From your step count to your heart rate. But it’s down for the count while plugged in and charging. Can we get back those lost

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Sweet Sweat

Man sweating and drinking yellow-colored fluid.

Need a boost to get through your workout? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying – just one more mile! It can be hard to drag ourselves to the gym! But a sweet trick may help. Studies have shown that rinsing your mouth with a

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Natural High

Image of woman running on street.

Is there really such a thing as a NATURAL high? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science.  WHY run for fun? Many do it for RUNNER’S HIGH! Natural opioids known as endorphins are thought to cause this feeling. BUT could something else be going on? Michael

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Workout or Pass Out

Photo of Asian female studying and biting pencil in frustration.

Finals season – time to pull an all-nighter!  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying…can I just get forty winks first?  We know that both sleep and exercise are good for memory. But in which order? Is there a “magic formula”  to cram for that

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Armed and Ready

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Gym rats? Prepare to be dis-ARM-ed! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Accidents happen – even to those who regularly work out. A slip of the weight and – yowch! How can I keep my injured arm from losing all those muscle gains? Meet Omar

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