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Does Bone Remain Impaired Following Recovery after Reduced Energy Availability?
Kaleigh Camp, M.S
"What is “reduced energy availability”? “Energy availability” refers to the post-exercise energy that can be used for metabolic processes (energy intake minus exercise energy expenditure). Reduced energy availability can actually approach deficit due to a low caloric intake, a vigorous exercise regimen, or both. The condition is often but not necessarily associated with eating disorders, with inherently higher risk for female athletes."

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Is Exercise Beneficial for the Elderly Heart?
Yang Lee, M.S.
"It has been reported that heart failure is the one of the leading cause of hospitalization for patients especially in the over-65 years aged population. Huge amounts of evidence indicate that impairment of myocardial structure and function through aging contribute to the development of heart failure."

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Is Exercise Always Beneficial? Is It Beneficial for Everyone?
Seung Kim, M.S.
"Do you exercise regularly? If so, what benefits do you expect from exercise? Ever wonder whether you’re exercising in appropriate ways?"

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Using Chains May Improve Your Strength and Conditioning

Majid Koozehchian, M.S.

"In recent years, strength training with unconventional objects has become popular (1). One unconventional method that has gained recognition by elite athletes is adding chains to the end of conventional barbells. There are many claims that this type of training can improve strength and power above those achieved by traditional free weights (2)."

 

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Exercise Genes Not Jeans: Is exercise capacity predetermined?

Josh Avila, M.S.

People like to place the blame on their genes for their lack of Herculean strength or Olympic endurance. But is this really fair? Do our genes actually have an effect on our ability to exercise? Improvements in cardio-respiratory fitness made by increasing levels of physical activity have been shown to reduce the level of all-cause mortality regardless of baseline fitness levels.

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