Can simply swishing a carbohydrate-containing solution around in your mouth improve short-duration exercise performance? Yes, according to intriguing new research. It’s been well documented that ingesting carbohydrates during exercise can improve athletic performance in events lasting for several hours or more. But in events lasting for only an hour, the carbohydrates you suck down aren’t […]
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“Next time you’re in a car going 50 mph, strip down to your underwear and jump out the door. That’s what it’s like to crash in professional bike racing.” That was a promo for the 2008 Tour de France from Versus. I’m an avid cycling fan and lately I’ve been tuning in to watch the […]
A big thank you to Megan Brooks for her Reuters Health article on my talk “The Power of Play” at the ACSM Health & Fitness Summit. It’s great to be interviewed by someone who understands the power of play. NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Tired of the same old exercise routine? Get out and play […]
Do you have a garage full of ThighMasters, Ab Flyers, Ab Circles, Ab Coasters and Ab Rockers? Are you concerned about thunder thighs, love handles, man boobs, saddlebags, potbellies or cankles? Everyone has his or her problem area (or areas). Thanks to the concept of spot reduction, we’ve witnessed decades of fabulous (or should that […]
When you look up the definition of play or ask play researchers for their definition, you’ll typically end up with a jumble of words that include “unstructured,” “fun,” “voluntary,” “creative,” “unpredictable,” “improvised” and “joyous.” But play is much easier to define and describe with movement. These videos of Tiger Woods completely embody the defining elements […]
The music blared as the spinning instructor yelled at us to dig deeper and give it 110 percent for the next two minutes. My heart was pounding, and my ears were ringing. When the class was over, my heart stopped pounding, but my ears were still ringing. I walked out of the gym, wondering whether […]
Does genetics make your toes (and DNA) curl with glee? If so check out Scitable. This new “collaborative learning space for science” is from Nature Publishing Group (NPG), one of the top-notch publishers of science information. The site offers: A science library with over 150 free articles that explain the science of genetics. A community […]
Kinetic ki•net•ic adjective Of, relating to, or produced by motion. Moving or causing motion; motory; active, as opposed to latent. Our bodies are in perpetual motion, from the winding and unwinding of our coiled DNA to the beating of our hearts and accelerating of our limbs. This blog explores, debates and celebrates the body as […]