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Entries for August 2013

It's Podcast Friday with Jennifer Simmons and Cardiac Rehab!
Ms. Jennifer Simmons, Lead Exercise Physiologists of Iredell Health Care System, joins us today to talk Cardiac Rehab!  You may think, "hey, I don't need cardiac rehab" - and hopefully you don't!  But it is estimated that only 20% of the people that could benefit from cardiac rehab actually try rehab.  So listen up and encourage those you know with heart 'issues' to make sure they get qualified, appropriate care.  LISTEN NOW!

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Weekly Text Article! Chocolate's Not So Dark Secret!
People are always telling you to avoid the dessert aisle and sweet, sugary candy. Read the weekly text article "Chocolate's Not So Dark Secret" by Benjamin Tipton and, maybe, you won't feel guilty for taking a few extra bites out of your chocolate bar. "Cocoa and its derivative chocolate have been used for thousands of years by the cultures of Central America."

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The 2013-2014 Student Research Grant and the Student Travel Award program RFAs are both online and accessible by logging in if you are a Huffines Affi...

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Weekly Text Article! Should Women Do Resistance Exercise?
Read the weekly text article "Should Women Do Resistance Exercise" by Vincent Chen. "When talking about resistance exercise, some people believe that women respond less than men in terms of muscle mass and strength gain, while others think that it may make women look bulky."

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Weekly Text Article "Pay Attention to those little aches and pains: Muscles, bones, physical activity, and "itis"
Read the weekly text article "Pay attention to those little aches and pains: Muscles, Bones, Physical Activity, and "itis" by Nina Laidlaw-Rumler. "This is Amuhrica, right? We power-through, man-up, and tough it out. Well, that’s not always a good strategy. We hear constantly about the benefits of physical activity but often overlook the drawbacks."

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It's Podcast Friday with Dr. John Lawler and antioxidants and free radicals!
It's summer and what better time to talk about....Antioxidants and Free Radicals?  Antioxidants and free radicals continue to be a huge topic in the world of sports medicine and today we have Dr. John Lawler, one of the world's experts on antioxidants with us on the podcast to talk about exercise, health, and the role of antioxidants.  Given the number of times we all hear about antioxidants, this is a great podcast to give you some background information!

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Weekly Text Article! Effects of a Combination Treatment of Fish Oil and Curcumin
Read the weekly text article "Effects of a Combination Treatment of Fish Oil and Curcumin" by Rachel Botchlett. "Skeletal muscle is a highly specialized tissue that is responsible for voluntary motion and plays a significant role in glucose metabolism and maintaining postural support. The loss of skeletal muscle, defined as atrophy, is characterized by a marked reduction in muscle protein synthesis coupled with an increase in protein degradation and can lead to a loss of contractile force."

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Podcast Friday is BACK! With Award-winning journalist David Epstein and The Sports Gene!
We are starting our new podcast season with a special interview with David Epstein, Senior Writer for Sports Illustrated.  Today is a special day because Mr. Epstein's new book - The Sports Gene - was released yesterday on August 1.  In the book, Mr. Epstein considers the 10,000 Practice Rule (and why it is false), as well as the actual role of genetics in determining what type of athlete you'll be.   This book - as well as our podcast - takes you not only into the lab, but also to East Africa, to Jamaica, and to the Arctic Circle in pursuit of the answer to how much influence nature vs. nurture has in determining each of our athletic prowess (and you'll see how reindeer are involved in this answer!). If you're a long-time listener, you know that our interviews with Mr. Epstein are always fun and stimulating conversations.

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