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January 01, 2022

Reforming Juvenile Delinquents
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Recent research reveals ways to help juvenile delinquents steer clear of crime and jail time. We talk to the author of the research study. Then, can one minute of intense exercise really make a difference in your overall health? The answer to that question may surprise you.
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Reforming Juvenile Delinquents
Ashley Kendall, PhD, postdoctoral fellow in the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health led a study that examined ways to prevent juvenile delinquents from returning to the criminal justice system. She found that clinically aggressive juvenile offenders on probation, who participated in a two-week intervention program designed to reduce risky behavior, were four times less likely to be incarcerated in the following 12 months. She also discussed the variety of costs incurred by communities as a result of youth crime.
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The One Minute Workout
Martin Gibala, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University in Ontario, author of The One-Minute Workout: Science Shows a Way to Get Fit That's Smarter, Faster, Shorter discussed the value of high intensity workouts. He led a study that found that bursts of short but very intense exercise appear to be just as beneficial as traditional endurance training. He explained why this type of exercise works, and how it can be a good occasional substitute for a conventional workout.
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The Science of Preparation
Of the 2,000 hours we work every year, our success or failure is often determined in the couple of dozen crucial hours when we need to bring our absolute best in a meeting or presentation. Daniel McGuinn, editor at Harvard Business Review, author of Psyched Up: How the Science of Mental Preparation Can Help You Succeed discussed the importance of mental preparation in the last few minutes before a major challenge, and offered tips on how to channel nervous jitters into useful emotions.
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