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Entries for August 2015

Article! PPAR-Delta, The New Potential Treatment for Metabolic Syndrome, May be Produced by your own Body

Read the weekly text article! "PPAR-Delta, The New Potential Treatment for Metabolic Syndrome, may be Produced by Your Own Body", by Vince Chen! 

"Metabolic syndrome, a condition including insulin resistance (causing diabetes), obesity, hyperlipidemia (high blood lipids), hypertension, and heart disease, is mainly due to high fat diets and lack of physical activity. It has become a major health concern in modern society..."

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New Article! Bittersweet Sarcopenia

Check out the weekly text article, "Bittersweet Sarcopenia," by Nina Laidlaw Rumler. You might not have heard of sarcopenia, but it touches everyone – everyone who lives long enough to undergo this normal physiological process. A lessening of muscle mass and function, its cumulative effect is becoming a significant public health concern.

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It's Podcast Friday! Our "Best Of" with Texas A&M Football Coach Mark Hagen

College football season is almost here! (Yea!)  So, this week's "Best Of..." podcast is with Texas A&M Football Coach Mr. Mark Hagen.  Coach Hagen, after a stint at Interim Defensive Coordinator, is now a Defensive Line Coach.  He shares his insights today on football, how the college game is changing, and what to look for when those games begin.  Here we go!   Enjoy!    LISTEN NOW!.

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

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

Articles:

http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/inside-the-mind/human-brain/alcoholism3.htm

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20851724

http://www.calculator.net/calorie-calculator.html

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! "I Can't Breathe and You Want Me to Run?!?!"

Read the weekly text article by David Ferguson, Ph.D., RCEP, titled "I Can't Run and You Want Me to Run?!?!"

"One of the best parts of my job is that every day is different. I recall one day in particular when I received a phone call from a woman interested in coming into the lab to have a fitness assessment done.   The interesting part was that she said she did not want to do a VO2­ max test (treadmill test to measure aerobic fitness). I found this very odd because the majority of the population..."

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It's Podcast Friday! Our "Best Of" with Dr. Molly Bray on nutrition and exercise!

This week's "Best Of..." podcast is from your requests:  Dr. Molly Bray from Univ. Texas.  Dr. Bray is a great nutrition and exercise researcher and this is a fun conversation about her work and some of her findings (YES! Bring on the bacon at breakfast!)   Enjoy!    LISTEN NOW!.

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

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

Information:

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000473.htm

Articles:

http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/10588363/william-lowe-files-suit-rhabdo-injuries

http://forms.acsm.org/tpc/PDFs/46Putukian.pdf

http://www.gssiweb.org/Article/sse-42-worst-case-scenarios-exertional-rhabdomyolysis-and-acute-renal-failure

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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Feel the Burn, Not the Burnout, Year Round
 Check out the Article this week. "Feel the Burn, Not the Burnout, Year Round," by Travis Irby. Many athletes compete in sports year round. Sometimes the athlete is involved in one sport with one long season spent with various school and club teams throughout the year. Other times, an athlete is involved in several different sports over a year. Whatever the case, it is important that the year-round athlete prevent the mental and physical burnout that can come with the rigors of never-ending competition.  

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