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Entries for July 2015

It's Podcast Friday! Our "Best Of" with Lydia Dubuisson on Females in Football

This week's news that the Arizona Cardinals had hired a female for a coaching intern position triggered quite a bit of discussion regarding females in football.  So, we've got a "Best Of.." podcast with Lydia Dubuisson from the Texas A&M HLKN department who has both played and coached football.  This is a great podcast with a different perspective than what you may have heard in the news and certainly a perspective that is germane this week!  Enjoy!    LISTEN NOW!.

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Huffines Institute Human Performance Minute Broadcast by TexAgs SportsRadio: "Asthma in Sports"

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

Articles:

https://www.acsm.org/docs/current-comments/allergiesandasthmatemp.pdf

http://www.nata.org/sites/default/files/MgmtOfAsthmaInAthletes.pdf

http://www.teamusa.org/News/2013/January/01/Go-For-The-Gold-Home/Go-For-The-Gold-Todd-Lodwick

Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82gn_rDRpHk

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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Down-Side of Being A Female Athlete

Check out our new weekly article, "Down-Side of Being a Female Athlete," by Greeshma Prabhu. Several decades ago, the US Government passed the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which eliminated sex discrimination in any education program or activity receiving Federal aid. This law led to a rise in the female participation in sports over time, up to more than 150,000 women playing sports today...

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It's Podcast Friday! Our "Best Of" with Texas A&M Football Player Ben Compton!

Football season is almost here!  As we all count down toward the football season, our "Best of..." podcast series is just going back to the spring, when we interviewed former Aggie Football Player Ben Compton.  This is a fun podcast with a great individual - that will give you some insight into what football players are starting to go through at this time of year.  Enjoy!    LISTEN NOW!.

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Huffines Institute Human Performance Minute Broadcast by TexAgs SportsRadio: "Football Hydration"

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

http://www.beverageinstitute.org/article/fluid-replacement-recommendations-from-the-american-college-of-sports-medicine-acsm/

https://www.acsm.org/docs/publications/Roundtable%20on%20Hydration%20and%20Physical%20Activity.pdf?sfvrsn=0

https://www.acsm.org/docs/brochures/selecting-and-effectively-using-hydration-for-fitness.pdf

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! Caffeine: Friend or Foe?

Check out the article this week, "Caffeine: Friend or Foe?" by Steve Bui. Oh, glorious caffeine, one of man’s best friends! For typical college students and other active individuals, it is a commonly required form of nourishment for any function before 10:00 AM. While we all know the basic immediate effects of caffeine (decreased fatigue, increased energy, and decreased appetite), it might be interesting to look at how that cup of coffee might affect other parts of your day.

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It's Podcast Friday! With Recast - Best Of with IndyCar Driver Charlie Kimball
Today we're bringing you a recast of a great podcast we did with an intriguing guest - Mr. Charlie Kimball who drives an Indy Car for a living (he placed 3rd in this year's Indy 500 in fact!).  Uniquely, Charlie is the only driver at an elite level who is also a Type 1 Diabetic.  Charlie's story is inspirational and an example of how high performance athletes often have to overcome many hurdles to participate.  LISTEN NOW!.

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Huffines Institute Human Performance Minute Broadcast by TexAgs SportsRadio: "Home Run Derby"

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

Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9CEuJ5e2cM

Articles:

http://m.mlb.com/cutfour/2015/07/13/136548656

http://scholarlyrepository.miami.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1550&context=oa_dissertations

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2522283-2015-home-run-derby-results-stats-highlights-for-all-participants

http://www.stack.com/2014/12/19/baseball-hitting-workout/

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! "A Little Fish Oil Could Go a Long Way"

Read the weekly text article by Justin Dobson, Ph.D.(c), CSCS, SCCC, entitled "A Little Fish Oil Could Go A Long Way." Justin discusses various benefits of omega-3 fatty acids, which can help to lower triglycerides in the blood, helping to prevent heart disease.

"Inflammation is a natural response to stress put on the body. It is the first step in the body’s healing process, in which repair cells are directed from the blood into the injured tissue. Acute (short-lived) inflammation is necessary, but..."

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It's Podcast Friday! With Recast - Best Of with Comedian Kevin Hughes
Sometimes the perspective of someone from outside the field talk to us about Sports Medicine and what they see happening.  Comedian Kevin Hughes - an avid reader and health enthusiast - serves just such a role for us; the outside observer that let's us know how our field actually applies to folks outside of sports medicine.  Kevin also is unique in that he's one of the few that we know that has listened to all of our podcasts and has actually commented on most of them. (What you haven't commented on them?  What are you waiting for?)  So Kevin has got a great viewpoint on our field, on all of our previous podcasts, and how these things actually influence the world.  So give the podcast a listen - it's a fun talk with a smart and fun guy.  LISTEN NOW!

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Huffines Institute Human Performance Minute Broadcast by TexAgs SportsRadio: "Microdosing"

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

https://www.propublica.org/article/former-team-members-accuse-coach-alberto-salazar-of-breaking-drug-rules

http://www.runnersworld.com/elite-runners/what-does-testosterone-medication-mean

http://www.livestrong.com/article/549765-high-mileage-running-testosterone/

http://www.drugs.com/article/blood-doping-armstrong-pro-cycling.html

https://www.wada-ama.org/en/what-we-do/science-medical

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! "Special Issues of Social Responsibility"

Read the weekly text article, entitled "Special Issues of Social Responsibility" by Kwame Agyemang, Ph.D. Kwame discusses the various parts of life for athletes that pertain to their social status, and how society perceives their lives. 

"For quite some time, businesses and large corporations have used corporate social responsibility (CSR) as a management strategy for day-to-day operations. In summary, CSR offers..."

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It's Podcast Friday! With Recast - Best Of with Dr. Mike Sandlin

There are people that have the urge to run for long, long distances...We have the pleasure of talking to Ultra Runner Extraordinaire Dr. Mike Sandlin in the podcast this week.  Join us to find about what it takes to run extremely long distances (more than 26 miles!).  This is a great conversation filled with laughs....LISTEN NOW!

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Weekly Text Article! "To Drink (Your Energy), or Not To Drink...that is the question!"

Read the Weekly Text Article, "To Drink (Your Energy), or Not To Drink...that is the Question." by Faith Lightfoot, BSE! Faith discusses the nutritional science behind energy drinks, and whether or not athletes should drink them at all!

"With the introduction of Redbull to the United States in 1997, many athletes started consuming these drinks for additional energy and a reduction of fatigue. However, as word spread about the effects, the general public..."


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