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Director's Blog: Tragedy, lies, and deception

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I’ve purposively not touched the Lance Armstrong story because it is so tragic on so many levels.  While there has always been a lot of ‘smoke’ (allegations), there never has been the amount of evidence that was released a week ago by the...

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Director's Blog: Human Performance Goes to the Dogs

post image As someone who studies human performance, from time to time I have people ask why scientists will test animals to understand human performance.  In most cases, it is because...
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Director's Blog: From the Overreaction files: "Sleeping Can Kill!"

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“Hey…pssstt….Did you know that about 25% of people die in their sleep?  Frankly this concerns me so much, I may not go to sleep again.”  Faced with that statement, most of us would scoff and continue with our life.  So, why do we get so excited about people that die after they exercise?

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Director's Blog: Losing our minds over sport

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I normally consider myself a fairly rational and logical person – that’s part of my job description as a scientist – but when it comes to sports, it seems that my rational and logical side gets kicked to the curb.

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Director's Blog: Talking to the masses

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At the Huffines Institute, we are thrilled because our local newspaper - The Eagle - has agreed to start porting the content from our website to their website to a new....

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Director's Blog: Walking the track is just the start

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I’ve written a couple of previous blogs regarding the need for Americans to be active – but I’ve never put it this strongly before: inactivity is killing us all both health-wise and represents a danger to our country’s financial health.  According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, physical inactivity...

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Director's Blog: Run and Eat What You Want

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Runners that ate more servings of meat – a behavior that in most populations is linked with increases in weight – did not gain weight. In fact, in several of the analyses, Dr. Williams reported that if exercise was interrupted for a period of time, nutrition again...

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Director's Blog: "Healing" Parkinson's with Exercise?

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There is hope from the exercise-front for a non-invasive treatment of Parkinson’s tremors that both protects and returns lost movement functions. A recent review by Alberts and colleagues....

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Director's Blog: Perseverance or talent?

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One characteristic, separate from environment that seems to be as important, if not more important in success, is perseverance. How hard are you willing to work to succeed?

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Director's Blog: Barefoot running - fad or something we should all do?

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 Is barefoot running a fad or is there something more to it?  Your first reaction may be the same as mine:  "No way I'll do that unless I'm on a beach.....

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