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Former Health and Exercise Science Major Rob Musci Awarded Fulbright Scholarship

See the story at: http://news.wfu.edu/2015/05/06/world-ambassadors/

The Health and Exercise Science major at Wake Forest University has recently been ranked number 4 in the nation by USA Today.  The complete story can be found at:  http://college.usatoday.com/2014/11/18/top-10-colleges-to-major-in-health-and-physical-fitness/

Just how little exercise does it take to get healthier?

People who believe they can't meet lofty exercise goals often do nothing instead, according to Jeffrey Katula, an associate professor in the Department of Health & Exercise Science at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C. This "all or nothing" mindset is common, he said.

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/just-how-little-exercise-does-it-take-to-get-healthier/

Beetroot juice improves exercise function of COPD patients, study shows.

Wake Forest University study to investigate the effects of acute beetroot juice ingestion on the exercise capacity of COPD patients shows some promise. "The intent of this study was to determine if acute ingestion of beetroot juice, which is rich with nitrates, prior to exercising could improve the exercise capacity of COPD patients," said Michael Berry, who is the primary investigator and lead author of the study.

Read more: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/01/150123190255.htm


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