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Entries for July 2014

Just Follow the Yellow Brick Road: A Guide to Performing Complex Bimanual Coordination Patterns
Deanna Kennedy, M.S.
"Coordinating movements between the limbs is important for many activities of daily living and sport specific skills. Buttoning your shirt, opening a bottle, driving your car, and serving a tennis ball are tasks that involve some type of coordination between the limbs."

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Your Blood Vessels: Essential to Healthy Aging
Meredith Luttrell, Ph.D
"We seldom think about physical effects of aging until that first wrinkle appears. While it’s easy to associate aging with changes in appearance, changes that occur within the body, such as impaired blood vessel function, are more likely to affect the quality of life even more."

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Aquatic Treadmill and Standard Land Treadmill Running Yield Different Effects When Added to a Standardized Resistance Training Program
Brad Lambert, Ph.D, CSCCA-SCCC
"For optimal health and fitness, the American College of Sports Medicine recommends both resistance and endurance exercise regularly. Both forms of exercise provide specific benefits for one’s health."

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Exercise-Induced Hyponatremia: Risk for Marathon Runners
Kaleigh Camp, M.S.
"Standing at the starting line of the 2011 San Antonio Rock ‘n’ Roll half marathon with over 30,000 other runners, it was clear how popular these races have become for athletes as well as non-athletes."

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Exercise: what’s really happening
Josh Avila, M.S.
"When sitting on a couch late at night watching infomercials featuring super fit, muscular people, you might wish you could look like them because you’d be really popular and happy and look great in a swimsuit. Rarely do people think “Man, I wish I had as many capillaries to my muscle fibers as those guys do!” But those inward adaptations are critically important, too."

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