Training, Exercise and Fitness

How activity impacts your health (it’s a good thing!)
Our articles investigate current research on exercise and fitness. Topics center around endurance and strength training, and the effects of nutrition, recovery, and the environment.

Mountain Biking Injuries: Wear Some Armor!

First, I’ve very much enjoyed writing for – what a cool opportunity to provide some real science to an audience that deserves it.  My latest article: You Need to Wear Body Armor: The History of Mountain Biking Injuries. It’s definitely appropriate.  I’ve sustained some pretty decent bodily damage because I choose to incorporate cycling…

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Coronary Stents: Accelerating a Modern Gold Rush?

General hospitals derive approximately 40% of their revenue from cardiovascular procedures.  According to the 2016 Physician Inpatient/Outpatient Revenue Survey conducted by Merritt Hawkins, a physician practicing invasive cardiology generates a net annual revenue of $2,448,136 for his or her respective facility. The reason may be obvious: cardiovascular disease (CVD) kills more people…

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Freeride Mountain Biking: Mind the Rampage

Our Red Bull Rampage article was featured on! Check it out here (scroll down), or there – whichever you prefer! Psyche and injury are undoubtedly connected.  Throw in the stresses associated with an intense sporting event and a fine line develops between victory and a potentially deleterious disaster.  Red Bull Rampage is the extreme…

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The Mind-Body Connection to IBS

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) – a majority of people have heard of the condition or know someone that suffers from it.  Despite the seemingly common prevalence, a lot of unanswered questions exist surrounding this dysfunction of the gut.  Many individuals are never professionally diagnosed and therefore lack the foundational tools and understanding necessary…

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