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The Daily Mile Foundation and The Sports Institute at UW Medicine Partner to Launch The Daily Mile in Schools Across the United States

The Sports Institute at UW Medicine will lead a research effort to better understand the academic, behavioral and social-emotional impacts of physical activity on elementary school children. Wednesday, September 18, 2019 [video width="1920" height="1080" mp4="https://thesportsinstitute.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/The-Daily-Mile-broadcast-pkg-with-track-copy-WEBSITE-COPY.mp4"][/video]   SEATTLE – The Daily Mile Foundation and The Sports Institute at UW Medicine announce the launch of The Daily Mile in the United States. The Daily Mile is a free, school program, developed in the United Kingdom, that encourages children to run or jog – at their own pace – for fifteen minutes every day to improve their health, concentration and learning. Nearly 10,000 schools and more than 1.9...

Law that gives trainers authority to pull players at center of effort to combat concussions

In 2006, playing in a middle school football game, Lystedt suffered a blow to his head. He returned to the game and was hit again, this time suffering a catastrophic brain injury that had him on life support for a week. His recovery required intense physical therapy. It was nine months before he could speak. It was two years before doctors could remove his feeding tube...

Healthy Living: Youth soccer pilot program teaches kids how to ‘be in the air’ to reduce risk of concussions

When we think about injuries on the soccer field, concussions often come to mind. Experts say most concussions in soccer come from a collision with the ground or another player and not from actually heading the ball. That's why researchers at The Sports Institute at UW Medicine launched a pilot program called Aerial, to teach kids how to head the ball properly...

10 Years Ago: Lystedt Concussion Law Makes Sports Safer

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the Zackery Lystedt Law, the first comprehensive law in the United States designed to reduce concussion risk and protect student athletes after head injuries....

Youth Football Concussion Rate is 5%, Study Finds

New research from UW Medicine's Sports Health and Safety Institute and Seattle Children’s Research Institute found concussion rates among football players ages 5 to 14 were higher than previously reported, with five out of every 100 youth, or 5 percent, sustaining a football-related concussion each season...