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Exercise Can Provide Protection In Extreme Situations

Exercise Can Provide Protection In Extreme Situations

  • 11/27/2016 8:09:00 PM
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Rihana Bokhari, B.S.You have probably heard before that exercise is good for you. You know that doctors recommend people in disease states exercise, for instance in diabetes and heart disease. But did you know that exercise can do far more than help you look good and feel great? Exercise may be able to protect you if you are exposed to radiation. Radiation is well known to have negative effects on the body and lead to illness and loss of life. In this study we seek to understand how exercise, an...
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Nutrition for Crossfit Athletes during Crossfit Regionals

Nutrition for Crossfit Athletes during Crossfit Regionals

  • 9/9/2013 10:28:00 AM
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Michael LaMantia, M.S., CSCSThe Crossfit Regionals event consists of seven workouts through three consecutive days.  The workouts include Olympic weightlifting, gymnastic movements, powerlifting movements, and overall athletic movements found in any athlete’s training regimen.   Crossfit Regional is highly anaerobic and partially aerobic at times.  The intensities for each workout are in the 80-95% range for VO2 max (maximal oxygen uptake), especially at the elite level...
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Can We Prevent Decreased Mobility With Age?

Can We Prevent Decreased Mobility With Age?

  • 8/9/2013 9:04:00 AM
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Evelyn Yuen, M.S.In the condition known as osteoporosis, bones become weak and susceptible to fractures. This vulnerability results from low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue. Although it primarily afflicts the elderly, it can develop at any age. Osteoporosis is a growing public health threat that affects 55 percent of people 50 years of age and older; approximately one in two women and one in four men over 50 years old will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in their rema...
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Where “Wnt” The Bone!  Resistance Exercise Prevents Bone Loss

Where “Wnt” The Bone! Resistance Exercise Prevents Bone Loss

  • 10/26/2012 12:15:00 PM
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Brandon Macias, Ph.DThe estimated lifetime risks of an osteoporotic fracture are about 50% in women and 22% in men. Fractures in the elderly lead to large, often irreversible loss of quality of life and are associated with an increased risk of death. Furthermore, annual direct-care costs attributable to osteoporotic fractures are estimated to cost up to $18 billion in the United States. Most research to date has shown that regular weight bearing exercise helps preserve bone mineral density in po...
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Exercise - Take Once Daily for Better Bone Health

Exercise - Take Once Daily for Better Bone Health

  • 8/13/2012 2:10:00 PM
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Ramon Boudreaux, M.S.It is often joked that if exercise could be given as a pill it would be the most prescribed drug in the world.  While some benefits of exercise are well known (e.g., the prevention of heart disease, high blood pressure, and obesity), some remain esoteric. Osteoporosis, a condition in which bones lose density by an increase in porosity, is one such example.  Low density bones are at a much higher risk of fracture.  If one were to compare the architecture of a b...
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Sclerostin: Bad to the Bone?

Sclerostin: Bad to the Bone?

  • 7/23/2012 1:05:00 PM
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Brandon Macias, Ph.DMost folks, especially those who do not suffer from bone debilitating diseases, might forget that their skeletons are “alive.”  Yes, the bone that protects your vital organs and works with your muscles to get you out of bed in the morning is constantly remodeling.  Bone cells called osteoblasts lay down new bone matrix, and bone cells called osteoclasts, “eat” or resorb bone tissue.  In a normal healthy human, this bone-forming activity ...
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How does ‘chunking’ help expand your memory? Verifying that consolidation resulting in offline learning influences motor chunks.

  • 11/11/2011 10:35:00 AM
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Sanjeev R. Bhatia, B.P.T.Human memory and the ability to recall vast amounts of trivia and unrelated information have intrigued scientists and researchers for quite some time. However, sometimes memory is inconsistent in its retrievability. Research on memory often focuses on “consolidation,” used here to refer to the organization of memory in the brain over time to make recollection more permanent and easily accessible. One technique is called chunking. Chunking is used in daily lif...
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The Female Athlete Triad: The Importance of Energy

The Female Athlete Triad: The Importance of Energy

  • 10/20/2011 8:42:00 AM
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 Kaleigh Camp, M.S.The American College of Sports Medicine refers to the female athlete triad as the interrelationships among energy availability, menstrual function, and bone mineral density. The new Triad model has each component of the female athlete triad on a continuous spectrum. These spectrums range from a healthy state to clinical outcomes of disease, which including eating disorders, amenorrhea (absence of a menstrual period for 3 or more months), and osteoporosis. T...
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Down-side of being a female athlete

Down-side of being a female athlete

  • 10/17/2011 5:47:00 PM
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Greeshma Prabhu, B.P.T., M.S.Several decades ago, the US Government passed the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which eliminated sex discrimination in any education program or activity receiving Federal aid. This law led to a rise in the female participation in sports over time, up to more than 150,000 women playing sports today. The “female athletic triad” is a term given to the presence of three conditions, namely disordered eating, osteoporosis, and amenorrhea, w...
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