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Director's Blog: Boring Safety

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: Internal marijuana and runner's high

Studies now suggest that the compounds that trigger and sustain runner’s high are compounds called ‘cannabinoids’.   You may recognize that term, especially if you are familiar with some of the synonyms for marijuana.....

Director's Blog: Human Performance Goes to the Dogs

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...

Director's Blog: Run and Eat What You Want

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, n...

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Director's Blog: Dangerous Sports - and Our Fascination With Them....

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: Barefoot running - fad or something we should all do?

 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.....

Director's Blog: Why cheat?

Why cheat?  Good question.  It is often thought that athletes cheat, especially those taking some form of Performance Enhancing Drug (PED), because they can not be the best any other way.  However....

Director's Blog: Boston's incredible marathon.....

Human performance still surprises the most cynical of us and truly shows that the machine we call the human body is capable of incredible feats.  Yesterday (April 18, 2011), Geoffrey Mutai and Moses Mosop both ran the Boston Marathon in times appr...

Director's Blog: Rapidly speeding toward the "weeble-human" future

Science fiction is a great way to stretch and exercise your imagination, especially when it is in areas that you know something about.  For all you football fans out there,.....

Director's Blog: Sports Medicine - Exclusive or Inclusive?

A quick test: Raise your hand if you think that "Sports Medicine" only pertains to elite athletes.....  This is an important question to us because after all, we are an "Institute of Sports Medicine and Human Performance".