exercise http://michiganradio.org en Stateside: How to resist Netflix and get outside this winter http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-how-resist-netflix-and-get-outside-winter <p>Frida Waara is an instructor in the upcoming Becoming an Outdoors Woman event this weekend in the Upper Peninsula's Big Bay, sponsored by the Department of Natural Resources.</p><p>The event will help women - even the most devoted Netflixers - develop skills that encourage and maintain an active lifestyle during a Michigan winter.</p><p>So, how does Waara get women to be active outdoors when the weather drops below zero?</p><p>Michigan Radio's Cynthia Canty spoke with Waara about the program and the importance for women to be active year round.</p><p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 22:07:55 +0000 Stateside Staff 11375 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside: How to resist Netflix and get outside this winter U of M study questions why some people exercise -- and why others don't http://michiganradio.org/post/u-m-study-questions-why-some-people-exercise-and-why-others-dont <p>A University of Michigan researcher says the medical community may be stressing the wrong benefits to get people to exercise more.&nbsp;</p><p>We&rsquo;ve all heard it:&nbsp; &quot;Exercise is good for your health.&quot; &quot;You&rsquo;ll live longer.&quot;&nbsp;</p><p>But are those the right messages?&nbsp; Michelle Segar says no.&nbsp; She&rsquo;s a research investigator for the<em> </em>U-M Institute for Research on Women and Gender.</p> Sat, 01 Oct 2011 20:01:01 +0000 Steve Carmody 4393 at http://michiganradio.org U of M study questions why some people exercise -- and why others don't MSU study: 'Virtual' training partners help people exercise more http://michiganradio.org/post/msu-study-virtual-training-partners-help-people-exercise-more <p><a href="http://edwp.educ.msu.edu/news/2011/virtual-workout-partners-spur-better-results/">A new Michigan State University study</a> finds &lsquo;virtual&rsquo; athletic training partners might be more effective than trying to work out alone.&nbsp;&nbsp; Researchers found a virtual training partner, someone appearing on a video monitor,&nbsp; actually provides greater motivation for people to exercise longer , harder and more frequently.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 22 May 2011 19:01:01 +0000 Steve Carmody 2591 at http://michiganradio.org MSU study: 'Virtual' training partners help people exercise more