With these ideas in mind, Alison Divine and colleagues at Canada's Western University paired with fellow researchers in the UK to investigate the possible role of Facebook in stimulating college students (always a good sample for social media research) to increase their exercise motivation.,Including in their study the role of relatedness, or psychological-need satisfaction in exercising with others, the Canada-UK team believed that college students who were more connected on Facebook, and also enjoyed sharing their exercise with other people, would have deeper and more lasting��exercise motivation.,In SDT, the need for relatedness is a potent motivator, and “it is within the social context that needs can be promoted or thwarted, suggesting that Facebook, as a growing part of the social context for undergraduate students, has the potential to play a positive or negative role in exercise motivation and well-being.”,Hence, the authors believe in the perhaps counterintuitive view that Facebook can enhance exercise motivation in a positive sense by building support for physical activity among one’s general group of friends.,On the other hand, for some participants, the Facebook exercise motivation remained positive, allowing them to find enjoyment in physical activity via their feelings of connections to their friends.

With these ideas in mind, Alison Divine and colleagues at Canada's Western University paired with fellow researchers in the UK to investigate the possible role of Facebook in stimulating college students (always a good sample for social media research) to increase their exercise motivation.,Including in their study the role of relatedness, or psychological-need satisfaction in exercising with others, the Canada-UK team believed that college students who were more connected on Facebook, and also enjoyed sharing their exercise with other people, would have deeper and more lasting exercise motivation.,In SDT, the need for relatedness is a potent motivator, and “it is within the social context that needs can be promoted or thwarted, suggesting that Facebook, as a growing part of the social context for undergraduate students, has the potential to play a positive or negative role in exercise motivation and well-being.”,Hence, the authors believe in the perhaps counterintuitive view that Facebook can enhance exercise motivation in a positive sense by building support for physical activity among one’s general group of friends.,On the other hand, for some participants, the Facebook exercise motivation remained positive, allowing them to find enjoyment in physical activity via their feelings of connections to their friends.

With these ideas in mind, Alison Divine and colleagues at Canada's Western University paired with fellow researchers in the UK to investigate the possible role of Facebook in stimulating college students (always a good sample for social media research) to increase their exercise motivation.,Including in their study the role of relatedness, or psychological-need satisfaction in exercising with others, the Canada-UK team believed that college students who were more connected on Facebook, and also enjoyed sharing their exercise with other people, would have deeper and more lasting exercise motivation.,In SDT, the need for relatedness is a potent motivator, and “it is within the social context that needs can be promoted or thwarted, suggesting that Facebook, as a growing part of the social context for undergraduate students, has the potential to play a positive or negative role in exercise motivation and well-being.”,Hence, the authors believe in the perhaps counterintuitive view that Facebook can enhance exercise motivation in a positive sense by building support for physical activity among one’s general group of friends.,On the other hand, for some participants, the Facebook exercise motivation remained positive, allowing them to find enjoyment in physical activity via their feelings of connections to their friends.

With these ideas in mind, Alison Divine and colleagues at Canada's Western University paired with fellow researchers in the UK to investigate the possible role of Facebook in stimulating college students (always a good sample for social media research) to increase their exercise motivation.,Including in their study the role of relatedness, or psychological-need satisfaction in exercising with others, the Canada-UK team believed that college students who were more connected on Facebook, and also enjoyed sharing their exercise with other people, would have deeper and more lasting exercise motivation.,In SDT, the need for relatedness is a potent motivator, and “it is within the social context that needs can be promoted or thwarted, suggesting that Facebook, as a growing part of the social context for undergraduate students, has the potential to play a positive or negative role in exercise motivation and well-being.”,Hence, the authors believe in the perhaps counterintuitive view that Facebook can enhance exercise motivation in a positive sense by building support for physical activity among one’s general group of friends.,On the other hand, for some participants, the Facebook exercise motivation remained positive, allowing them to find enjoyment in physical activity via their feelings of connections to their friends.

With these ideas in mind, Alison Divine and colleagues at Canada's Western University paired with fellow researchers in the UK to investigate the possible role of Facebook in stimulating college students (always a good sample for social media research) to increase their exercise motivation.,Including in their study the role of relatedness, or psychological-need satisfaction in exercising with others, the Canada-UK team believed that college students who were more connected on Facebook, and also enjoyed sharing their exercise with other people, would have deeper and more lasting exercise motivation.,In SDT, the need for relatedness is a potent motivator, and “it is within the social context that needs can be promoted or thwarted, suggesting that Facebook, as a growing part of the social context for undergraduate students, has the potential to play a positive or negative role in exercise motivation and well-being.”,Hence, the authors believe in the perhaps counterintuitive view that Facebook can enhance exercise motivation in a positive sense by building support for physical activity among one’s general group of friends.,On the other hand, for some participants, the Facebook exercise motivation remained positive, allowing them to find enjoyment in physical activity via their feelings of connections to their friends.

The concept of well-being has many facets, yet themes weave through all stages of development and point to critical aspects of how and with whom we spend time.,While research and understanding of social media is still in its infancy, a recent study on Facebook users offers: “Our results showed that although real-world social networks were positively associated with overall well-being, the use of Facebook was negatively associated with overall well-being.”,Holding a door, saying “Please” and “Thank you, ”offering a smile, reaching out to someone in need are some of the many simple ways we can feed the souls of others and our self in daily life.,The bottom line is clear whether we are employers, employees, teachers or students: the quality of relationships and attention matters to our overall well-being.,Simple acknowledgement of the blessings in our life and of the day has a profound influence on well-being and builds momentum over time.

"I'm not as good as someone like Sam Darnold, just to be straight-up," Daniels said this week after practice for the Trojans' (5-4, 4-3 Pac-12) visit from California (5-4, 2-4) on Saturday night.,Daniels arrived at USC several months ago amid fanfare and excitement for the next great quarterback in the Trojans' enviable lineage.,With three games left in the regular season, Daniels is eighth in the Pac-12 with 1,788 yards passing, and he has just nine touchdown passes against seven interceptions.,Quarterbacks coach Bryan Ellis still sees every bit of Daniels' vast potential, even if the offense's performance hasn't reflected it yet.,Daniels was sidelined by a concussion last month at Utah, missing the rest of that defeat and a loss to Arizona State the following week.

This is important because "The current models of exoplanetary atmospheres predict that the ultra-hot Jupiters should be free of clouds, and present a range of oxides in the visible spectrum, such as vanadium oxide, titanium oxide, and aluminium oxide," explains Carolina von Essen, of the University of Aarhus (Denmark), the principal investigator of this study.,A detailed determination of the chemical composition of ultra-hot Jupiters has the potential to challenge current models of exoplanet atmospheres.,There is a close symbiosis between models and observations, of which this study is a good example, as it unveils the first sign of aluminium oxide in the atmosphere of WASP-33b, as theory predicted.,The high-precision data collected by GTC/OSIRIS allowed this team to construct a physically motivated model of the intrinsic variability of the host star.,"Using modern methods for determining the chemical composition of WASP-33b, we find that the feature observed in the transmission spectrum of WASP-33b between 450 and 550 nm can best be explained by aluminium oxide in its atmosphere," says von Essen.

In a study reported today in the New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. Sanjay Sharma and colleagues from the University of London offer the most comprehensive look yet at the utility of cardiac screening for young, competitive athletes—in this case, specifically for elite, adolescent British soccer players.,We’ve long known about the small risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD) among young, competitive athletes, but very few datasets have been assembled to look carefully at the value of cardiac screening in these athletes.,The Findings

The investigators report that with the initial cardiac screening (with health questionnaire, physical examination, ECG, and echocardiogram): read more

The study showed, to varying degrees, the constraints were associated with greater knee abduction moment, which can increase the possibility of anterior cruciate ligament injury, according to lead author Ajit Chaudhari, PhD, FACSM, an associate professor of physical therapy, mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, and orthopedics at The Ohio State University in Columbus.,Although the study did not compare kinematics or kinetics during offensive and defensive actions, Monfort said the effects of ball handling could have been offset by other factors that can also affect biomechanics.,In basketball, defensive moves tend to occur in response to movements by an offensive player that are hard for the defender to anticipate; this may play a greater role in terms of injury risk than any potential effects of ball handling, Monfort noted.,Carrying a piece of sports equipment can compound the effects of unanticipated movements and other variables that can increase injury risk, experts said.,Monfort was the lead author of a 2017 study presented in June at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine9 investigating how visual memory (as determined using the Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Test [ImPACT] battery) influenced the effect of soccer-ball dribbling on biomechanics in male athletes.