As people have turned to hobbies like reading and outdoor recreation to fill their days during the COVID-19 pandemic, recent research from Oregon State University found that engagement in leisure activities can help lower the risk of depression and improve mental well-being.
The OSU center will be housed in the university’s Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families within the College of Public Health and Human Sciences.
As students return to in-person learning, parents and educators face many unanswered questions. CPHHS researchers discussed the challenges students may face in a recent webcast.
To best help kids with autism maintain healthy rates of physical activity, interventions should be targeted during the ages of 9 to 13, when kids show the biggest drop in active time.
There is a growing evidence that dogs can help children in many ways, including with social development, increasing physical activity and managing anxiety.
Early childhood experts offer parenting advice for how to make the best of these challenging times.