New psychology professor studies link between physical activity, cognitive health

Chuck Hillman prac­tices what he preaches, applying his research find­ings to his per­sonal life. When he’s not studying the rela­tion­ship between phys­ical activity and cog­ni­tive health, he’s biking, playing ice hockey, or lifting weights in his home gym.

3Qs: Is soda losing its fizz?

Philadel­phia recently became the first major U.S. city to pass a soft drink tax, and a new report from Bev­erage Mar­keting Corp. found that bot­tled water will soon sur­pass soda as the nation’s most pop­ular bev­erage. Here, Janice Maras, research man­ager in the Depart­ment of Health Sci­ences, who spe­cial­izes in dietary data analysis, explains how a soda tax might affect dietary habits and what kind of long-​​term impact the declining pop­u­larity of soft drinks will have on the nation’s obe­sity epidemic.

Campus Recreation ready for the busiest time of year

One of the most pop­ular spots on col­lege cam­puses in Jan­uary is, unsur­pris­ingly, the gym. Here are some tips for North­eastern com­mu­nity mem­bers to get the most out of their work­outs, as well as alter­na­tives, like intra­mu­rals, for get­ting a healthy start to 2016.

Northeastern joins new research center on healthy aging

Terry Fulmer, dean of the Bouvé Col­lege of Health Sci­ences, will lead Northeastern’s team involved in a new multi-​​university con­sor­tium, which focuses on healthy aging and inno­v­a­tive approaches to help middle-​​aged and older adults lead a more active lifestyle.