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Entries for September 2015

Cholesterol Can Be Good. Really.

New article up today!! Check it out! "Cholesterol Can Be Good. Really," by Teak Lee. What’s the first thought that comes to mind when the word “cholesterol” is mentioned?  More often than not, it’s probably going to be negative.  This is probably due to the bad reputation that cholesterol has gained because of its involvement in conditions such as cardiovascular disease.  However...

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Congratulations to Huffines Affiliate Ranjana Mehta - NIH grant funded!
The Huffines Institute wants to congratulate Huffines Affiliate Dr. Ranjana Mehta for her recent award from the National Institutes of Health to study...

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It's Podcast Friday! Ultra-cycling with Dr. Jose Bermudez and the Race Across America.

On the heels of our podcast last week, we bring you the Race Across America (RAAM), which is a 3004-mile bicycle race.  Dr. Jose Bermudez from Texas A&M, was the 12th place finisher this past summer in the RAAM.  This is a great conversation about how these ultra-long-distance races are done (hint: no more than 90 min of sleep per day!) and the effort it takes to actually race across America on bicycles.  Don't just ride, race....  Enjoy!    LISTEN NOW!.

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Huffines Institute Human Performance Minute Presented by TexAgs SportsRadio: "High School to the Pros"

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

http://www.ncaa.org/about/resources/research/probability-competing-beyond-high-school

http://www.gcic.peachnet.edu/newsletter/dec06/dec%20outlook/athletes.html

http://sportsfitnessnetwork.com/2013/08/the-truth-about-making-it-to-the-pros-in-athletics/

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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How Long Can You Go? Training the Endurance Athlete

  Check out the new article! "How Long Can You Go? Training the Endurance Athlete" by David Ferguson. Have you ever watched a marathon and wondered how individuals can run for over 26 miles? Have you ever wanted to be the one who runs for 26 miles? Do you find yourself saying that you can’t run for 26 miles because you don’t know how? 

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It's Podcast Friday! Our New Season Kicks Off with Dr. Kathy Langlotz and Riding Across America

Our new podcast season kicks off today with a great conversation with Dr. Kathy Langlotz of Aerofit Fitness.  We talked to Kathy almost five years ago and she rejoins us to talk about her recent bicycle ride across America.  This is a great example of someone ticking a huge adventure off their bucket list.  Listen and find out what it takes to do this type of ride.  Enjoy!    LISTEN NOW!.

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Huffines Institute Human Performance Minute Broadcast by TexAgs SportsRadio: "Kyle Field"

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

http://freakonomics.com/2011/12/18/football-freakonomics-how-advantageous-is-home-field-advantage-and-why/

http://ftp.iza.org/dp755.pdf

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1559-1816.2010.00641.x/full

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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Article Time! Vitamin D and Exercise

This week's article is about Vitamin D and Exercise, and is written by Nina Laidlaw Rumler. Headlines about vitamin D abound. Is it as good as they say? How does it impact exercise and athletes?

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Huffines Institute Human Performance Minute Broadcast by TexAgs SportsRadio: "Tips for Young Athletes"

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

https://www.aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/Children-and-Disasters/Pages/Extreme-Temperatures-Heat-and-Cold.aspx
http://www.nata.org/news%20release/keep-youth-sports-safety-top-mind-guidelines-national-athletic-trainers%E2%80%99-association

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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I'm An Athlete! I Do Not Have Heart Problems!

 Its article Wednesday! That means we have a new article up! "Im an athlete, i do not have heart problems!" by David Ferguson. In today’s sporting environment, great importance is placed on the health education of the athlete. This includes proper nutrition instruction, health assessment, and the application of proper treatments and rehabilitation modalities to injured athletes. However...

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Student Research Grant RFA is up (as are others!)
The Student Research Grant proposal program is now open.  Check out the RFA at the Scientists and Affiliates sign-in page (under the Grant Progra...

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Article Time! Athletes Not Let Age Dog Them
Check out this weeks Article! "Athletes Not Let Age Dog Them," by Travis Irby. The concept of dog years lets us quantify how man’s best friend ages. The popular myth is that a dog ages every seven years for one human year. While that is not necessarily the most scientific explanation for the canine aging process, the idea of aging many years in one is something that many people can relate to. 

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