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UTA In The News — Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

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Energy enhancement

A UT Arlington study says that ordering a seaweed salad might be a way to pep up your low-energy day, Prevention reported. The tip was one of a year-end compilation of tips to pep up a person's day. The UT Arlington study says that seaweed is packed with iodine, a chemical that helps maintain sufficient levels of thyroid hormones that regulate a slew of human conditions. The article said that if diners are iffy on seaweed, the same benefits can be gleaned from eating yogurt and fish.

Fast food and failing marks

A UT Arlington/Ohio State University study says that increased consumption of fast food may lead to poor academic performance, Tech Times reported. The study said that the more fast food children consumed beginning in the fifth grade, the poorer their improvement on test scores in reading, science and math by the time they came to the eighth grade.

Treadmill workstations

Stone Hearth Newsletters and Tech Cinema reported that using treadmill workstations could positively improve workplace productivity and employee fitness as part of a wrap-up of the publications' best stories of 2014. Darla Hamann, UT Arlington assistant professor in the UT Arlington School of Urban and Public Affairs, wrote the study. Hamann collaborated on the research with colleagues at the University of Minnesota and the Mayo Clinic.

Scholarship luncheon

The Arlington Arts League scholarship luncheon was a 2014 highlight of the year in the city, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Social Eyes column reported. The column said AAL gave about $12,000 in scholarships to fine arts students at UT Arlington, Tarrant County Southeast and high schools.