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Neuroscience Meets Exercise/Sports Science

Recently, while posting training videos on Facebook, I discovered The Society for Neurosports. I am excited about this! From the website “The Neurosports Mission Statement The Society for NeuroSports is the only non-profit academic society dedicated to promoting the integration of neuroscience with exercise & sport science…The [Society for] Neurosports is the world’s leader in providing […]

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XDL Diet

The XDL Diet is a short-term, calorie reduction, high protein, moderate fat, low carb diet that includes a scheduled carb spike (Hale, 2005). The diet also provides suggestions for manipulating water, potassium, and sodium intake. The diet is used when rapid weight loss is the objective (e.g. athletes need make weight, photo shoots, beach vacations, […]

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What’s The Best Diet For You??

Diet is an important factor contributing to health. Many eating strategies can lead to positive outcomes. There isn’t A Best Diet that applies to everyone in all situations. Some key points from the research on different diets (Freedman et al.,2001): Obesity-related conditions are often improved with modest weight loss- 5%-10%. Calorie balance over a prolonged […]

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Fitness Matters: Things You Should Know About Fitness

Hatfield (1993) defines fitness as “Your ability to meet the exigenics of your lifestyle with ease- and room to spare for life’s little emergencies. Thus, what constitutes ‘fitness’ for one person isn’t necessarily fitness for another” (p.419). Hatfield goes on the list 15 components of general fitness. Siff (2000) provides the following definition: “physical fitness […]

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Cognitive Behavioral Nutrition in the Lab

At Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) we are examining an array of factors associated with eating. Studies involve standard nutrition protocols, as well as those involving standard social / cognitive / behavioral examinations of eating. We are interested in physiological and  psychological mechanisms and their interactions. Cognitive Behavioral Nutrition After my first meeting with Geza Bruckner, […]

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Lactate (a.k.a. Lactic acid) Is Not The Source

Lactate is not lactic acid; lactate is proton consuming. Acidosis is a condition that tends to lower ph levels (increases acidosis). An acid may be proton donating, or may be defined as a molecular substance that releases positive hydrogen ions in a neutral, aqueous solution.  Lactate buffers against acidosis. In an experimental study conducted by […]

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Tips For Better Eating

In the past 50-60 years there has been an increase in obesity. Some suggest that increases in obesity are driven by genetic and psychological factors. Both of those variables are unlikely to be the key driving forces regarding obesity. “[G]enetic factors cannot account for the sharp increase in the prevalence of obesity in society. The […]

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