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Entries for November 2013

Weekly Text Article "Shred Body Fat in Just 61 Days"
Read the weekly text article "Shred Body Fat in Just 61 Days" by U.S. Army Ranger William Kobbe. "A title like the one above usually produces immediate interest and often some skepticism, especially in the society of quick fixes but, at least in this case, isn’t misleading. A course pioneered in the 1950’s in support of leadership development does just that -- shreds body fat."

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It's Podcast Friday with New York City's Harkness Center Dr. Suzanne Semanson and Dance Injury rehab!
As we talk about human performance, we should remember that Dancers also have performance and sports medicine issues.  Today's special guest is Dr. Suzanne Semanson who is a Dance Medical Therapist from the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries at NYU Langone Medical Center.  We have a great conversation regarding injuries and rehabilitation of dance performers, especially on the Broadway theater scene.  This is a great peek behind the 'theater curtain' as to how these athletes perform and rehabilitate when they are injured. 

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Read the Weekly Text Article! "Motor Output Variability in Older Adults"
Read the weekly text article "Motor Output Variability in Older Adults" by Deanna Kennedy. "Often athletic performance seeks to improve accuracy and consistency. For example, while playing golf, we want to consistently hit the ball into the hole. However, many factors affect our ability to produce smooth and accurate movements."

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Weekly Text Article "Age is Just a Number: Exercise is Key for Successful Aging"
Read the weekly text article "Age is Just a Number: Exercise is Key for Successful Aging" by Meredith Luttrell. "As we get older, a vibrant quality of life enables us to keep doing the things we enjoy and that bring meaning to our lives. Exercise is important for health, but it is also one of the best ways to stay energetic and independent with age."

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Only 7 days until Huffines Discussion 2013!
The Huffines Discussion 2013 will be here before you know it! For more information, click here!

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It's Podcast Friday with USF's Merry Lynn Morris and Dance For All!
There are many examples of how Human Performance can translate into advances in general health.  Today in the podcast we have Merry Lynn Morris from the University of South Florida who talks about the Rolling Dance/Mobility Chair project.  This project was started to allow disabled individuals to be able to express themselves through dance, but has morphed into the development of a chair that gives the disabled unprecedented mobility.  This is a great conversation on how working to solve a specific problem can unexpectedly solve larger, general problems.  LISTEN NOW!

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Read the weekly Text Article! "Popeye's Secret is About to be Revealed"
Have you ever wondered why spinach was so important to Popeye's diet? Read the weekly text article "Popeye's Secret is About to be Revealed" by Chang Woock Lee to find out. "Do you remember Popeye the Sailor, the cartoon and animation character with massive forearms and a smoking pipe in his mouth? He usually shows a calm and gentle demeanor, but when necessary, especially to protect Olive Oyl, the love of his life, from his archrival Bluto, he suddenly turns into a hyperactive action hero with superhuman strength by eating his magic food, a can of spinach."

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