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279 | Dr. Tim Callaghan on Vaccine Hesitancy

279 | Dr. Tim Callaghan on Vaccine Hesitancy

Are you wondering why people don't want to get the COVID vaccine?  Join the Huffines Institute podcast today as we talk 'vaccine hesitancy' with Dr. Tim Callaghan from the School of Public Health at Texas A&M. Why are some people not getting the COVID vaccination?  How can we educate people about the vaccine?  Can the government force us to get the vaccine? We talk about these topics and many others related to all things vaccine on this podcast! If you want ACSM’s recommendations...
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278 | Special Episode - 10th Anniversary of Huffines Podcasts

278 | Special Episode - 10th Anniversary of Huffines Podcasts

10 years ago today, the first Huffines Institute podcast was released. Due to the anniversary, we have a special podcast today to celebrate and remember the podcast. Dr. Lightfoot gives an introduction, then the first Huffines podcast is played. Our guest was Dr. James Fluckey, who talks about building and maintaining muscle. If you want ACSM’s recommendations on exercising during the COVID-19 pandemic follow the link: bit.ly/Exercise_Pandemic
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276 | How to Return to Sports During a Pandemic

276 | How to Return to Sports During a Pandemic

Our guest today, Dr. JP Bramhall, is the current Director of Sports Medicine and Team Physician for Texas A&M University. He discusses new covid-19 related procedures and safety plans for collegiate athletes and teams to return to sport. Additionally, Dr. Bramhall explains myocarditis and why athletes are at risk during the pandemic. He mentions recommendations from the American Academy of Cardiology & the SEC relating to coronavirus and myocarditis. The podcast ends with Bramhall illustrating h...
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275 | ACSM’s 64th President, Dr. NiCole Keith, Indiana University

275 | ACSM’s 64th President, Dr. NiCole Keith, Indiana University

Dr. NiCole Keith, the current president of the American College of Sports Medicine, joins us on the podcast today. She also fills many roles at Indiana University, including the position of Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs in the school of Health & Human Sciences, and a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology. In the podcast, she talks about what ACSM is and her roles at ACSM. Additionally, she dives into the many ways ACSM addresses institutional racism and how they increase diversity in th...
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274 | Alien Sightings and Physiology

274 | Alien Sightings and Physiology

Our guest on the podcast today is Mr. Nathan Keller, who is a doctoral student in Kinesiology at Texas A&M University. Nathan’s research focuses on the role of artificial gravity as a countermeasure to muscle atrophy during human spaceflight. However, today he talks about a different project he has been working on. He dives into statistics and correlations of UFO sightings. He busts out some interesting graphs, so watch it if you can. But if listening is your thing, Nathan explains everything i...
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273 | Exercise Physiology of Super Heroes

273 | Exercise Physiology of Super Heroes

Dr. Jim Fluckey, Professor of Kinesiology at Texas A&M University, talks about a special class he gets to instruct every now and then. The class is about the physiology of superheroes. Yes, superheroes. The characters, like Superman and Batman, that you grew up idolizing. He explains that the class allows graduate students to take the knowledge they have learned about physiology, and apply it to something they find interesting. In order to explain the physiology of superheroes, the students have...
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272 | Deliberate Discomfort and Personal Growth

272 | Deliberate Discomfort and Personal Growth

Our guest, US Army Lt. Colonel Andy Riise, talks about how uncomfortable situations can be utilized to learn and grow. As a co-author and editor of the book Deliberate Discomfort, Lt. Col. Riise dives into the ways you can seek discomfort to fail, adapt, learn, and to better yourself. Often, adversity just appears without you wanting it, like in the case of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Lt. Col. Riise brings in his expertise in psychology to explain different ways to handle the current misfortu...
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271 | Remaining Positive and Active During the Pandemic

271 | Remaining Positive and Active During the Pandemic

In the midst of unemployment and isolation, it may be hard to find ways to keep moving forward. But our guest today, Mr. Mark Bravo - running store owner, author, and motivational speaker - is here to help. He provides inspirational ways to stay happy, optimistic, and positive during the current plight in order to make the most of the situation. From reaching out to people on the phone, doing bodyweight exercises at home, or going out for a walk if comfortable doing so, he gives plenty of exampl...
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270 | Contagion and Sport - It Has Happened Before!

270 | Contagion and Sport - It Has Happened Before!

In today’s podcast, we have Dr. Randy Roberts, a Distinguished and 150th Anniversary Professor at Purdue University. His research focuses on sports history, and he has written many books about the role of sports in American history. His most recent book, War Fever: Boston, Baseball, and America in the Shadow of the Great War, was just released last week. In the podcast, Dr. Roberts explains the story of the 1918 influenza at the end of World War I, how it affected baseball and impacted Babe Rut...
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