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Hey, STOP! You could be running the wrong way...
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24hr Growth Hormone Release Post Exercise

In a recent study, printed in the ACSM's Medicine&Science in Sports&Exercise, researchers examined the effects of various exercise modes on the release of human growth hormones during the 24 hour period post exercise. In the study 8 healthy men were tested under 5 separate conditions and blood samples were taken. These conditions included no exercise; a 1 hour or 2 hour aerobic session; or a 1 hour or 2 hour resistance training session. The results showed that only the 2 hour aerobic group had a significant increase in growth hormone release.

Hey, STOP! You could be running the wrong way...

Could you be running the wrong way? What way is that? That way is forward.  New research is looking at the effects of backwards running and the impact that it has on skeletal muscular development and neurological control mechanisms.

"Steps Forward in Understanding Backward Gait: From Basic Circuits to Rehabilitation"

Running backwards has recently become popular in training for sport as well as rehabilitation from injury.  The article looked at the link between forward running and backwards running and whether training one way would impact the other.

Are dogs better than cats? What you should know about pet ownership and your health.

Recent studies show that owning a dog may have significant advantages over cats and other pets.  The American Heart Association released these statements:
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  • Some studies have found an association between pet ownership and lower blood pressure
  • Few studies are available related to pet ownership and lipid levels
  • Dog walking (rather than just pet or dog ownership) seems to be associated with a lower incidence of obesity
  • Most, but not all, studies have found a beneficial relationship between pet ownership and reaction to stress (

Aerobic and Resistance, together or separate? Which should you do first?

A recent article published in ACSM's Health and Fitness Journal highlighted findings from several studies conducted examining the relationship of concurrent aerobic and resistance training and the adaptations, if any, that they may cause.

There are multiple methods of concurrent aerobic and resistance training. Four of these methods were researched in one or more of the accumulated studies. 1) Performing aerobic and resistance training simultaneously, 2) use a split mode format, running in the morning and resistance training in the evening, 3) during separate workouts on separate days and 4) during specific training cycles.
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