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Director's Blog: Boring Safety

post image One of our goals at the Huffines Institute is to encourage activity.  But we also encourage common sense when you exercise.  I don’t know if it is the time of the year (spring),...
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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: Dietary Documentary Left Out Facts

post image ...hat really ticked me off was that the filmmakers made the film too one-sided.   Making a point is fine, but really, put in full disclosure!
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Director's Blog: Students or Athletes?

post image What really caught my ear though was his constant reminder that college athletes are supposed to be students first.  We often forget that....
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Director's Blog: Scientific misconduct: It happens but is punished severely

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“Is scientific misconduct that prevalent?”  This blog explores that question in light of recent high profile scientific misconduct cases.

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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: Speed - Faster Than You Think

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If you didn’t see it, the U.S. Marathon Olympic Trials were held this past Saturday morning in Houston.... have you ever thought about how fast these people run over 26.2 miles?  What it really means to try and compete in the marathon at the world level?

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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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