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Entries for January 2015

It's Video-Podcast Friday! with Huffines Discussion Scholar Mr. Gerald Veasley and Performance Anxiety!

At some point, everyone deals with Performance Anxiety: whether it is shooting a free throw in a game, speaking in front of a group, or playing a piano at a recital, performance anxiety can be a debilitating condition.  On that topic is today's second video and audio-only rebroadcast from the 2014 Huffines Discussion by world-renowned bassist, Mr. Gerald Veasley. Mr. Veasley's talk is titled "Overcoming Performance Anxiety: A Musician's Perspective".  This is a great talk and gives a great perspective on dealing with performance anxiety.   LISTEN  OR WATCH NOW!

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Huffines Institute Human Performance Minute Broadcast by TexAgs SportsRadio "High Ankle Sprains"

For more information about this week’s Human Performance Minute, check out the links listed below.



Be sure to check out future weekly Huffines Institute Human Performance Minute broadcasts at TexAgs SportsRadio (The Zone 1150 AM) every Wednesday morning at 10:45am. If you missed it you can listen to it here!

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Weekly Text Article! "Are You Parasympathetic?"

Read the weekly text article by Dr. Deepesh Khanna, titled "Are You Parasympathetic?"! Deepesh discusses heart rate variability (HRV), and how it relates to overall physiological function. "Heart rate variability (HRV) means changes in the interval or distance between one beat of the heart and the next..."

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UPDATED!: The Huffines App is here!  Whoop!

Ever wish you could keep up with the Huffines Institute content on your phone or tablet (especially the really great Huffines Discussion videos - like this one)?

Now you can with the brand-new Huffines Institute apps, available now on the Apple App Store (through iTunes) or through Google Play for the Android platform.  The phone apps are available immediately for download (free of course) - just search for "Huffines Institute" and install.  Coming any day are the tablet apps as well (these will show up as upgraded apps on your phone in the next week).  Enable the 'push notifications' (we promise we won't abuse them!) so you can know whenever we put up new content!

Any comments you have about the app - let us know!  We continue to make them better and we need your input.

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It's Podcast Friday! with Dr. Marielle Engelen and preventing muscle mass

Today we are pleased to welcome to the podcast Dr. Marielle Engelen from the Center for Translational Research in Aging and Longevity here at Texas A&M.  Dr. Engelen chats with us about the current research into the prevention of muscle loss in chronic diseases like COPD and cystic fibrosis and how things we can do every day - both from an activity and diet approach - can prevent this muscle loss.  Enjoy! LISTEN NOW!

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It's Video and Audio Podcast Friday! with's Ms. Christie Aschwanden!

Today is the first video and audio-only rebroadcast from the 2014 Huffines Discussion.  Up today in our series is the award-winning science- and sports-journalist from, Ms. Christie Aschwanden. Ms. Aschwanden's talk is titled "What Beer and Running Taught Me About Science".  This is a great talk and may make you think a bit more about the science your read.

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Weekly Text Article! "Mitochondria and Cardiac Aging"
Read the weekly text article by Yang Lee titled "Mitochondria and Cardiac Aging". "Oxidative damage, which is the accumulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in cells, affects the aging process, and old age is a major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. This phenomenon is well explained by “The Oxidative Stress Theory of Aging”, which explains..."

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