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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: Playing football with a brain injury. Are you kidding?

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They wanted the win, so they trotted out a quarterback with a brain injury who subsequently lost the game for them and who hasn’t played since because of his concussion. ....

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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: Sports Drama Where It is Supposed to Be

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This week has seen plenty of ‘off-the-field’ sports drama and tragedy.  Recognizing that is has been a horrible week in the sports world.....

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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: Dangerous Sports - and Our Fascination With Them....

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The racing world suffered a tremendous loss yesterday when Dan Wheldon was killed during an Indy Car race at Las Vegas Motorspeedway. Even though auto racing in general is much safer...

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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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