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Health and Exercise Science alumnus, Dr. Sarah Kozey Keadle will be giving a talk entitled "Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior and Health: Unraveling the Relation with Better Measurement" on Thursday, November 12th at 4:00 pm in room 308 of Reynolds Gymnasium.  Dr. Keadle, a postdoctoral fellow in the Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program at the National Cancer Institute, received her Bachelor of Science from Wake Forest University in Health and Exercise Science in 2006, and a Master of Science (2008) and PhD (2012) in Kinesiology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her training focused broadly on measurement of physical activity and sedentary behavior and the association of these behaviors on health outcomes.  In 2013, she completed her MPH at Harvard University in Quantitative Methods.  Dr. Keadle works in the Nutritional Epidemiology Branch of the National Cancer Institute examining how to improve measures of physical activity and sedentary behavior and understanding how these behaviors relate to the prevention of cancer and other chronic diseases.  She has received several awards during her time at the National Cancer Institute including the Fellow’s Award for Research Excellence, the Transdisciplinary Fellow’s Research Award and the Cancer Prevention Fellowship program Merit Award.

Resistance Training Seems to Preserve Bone Mineral Density in Seniors


Gary Miller and others have studied the health benefits of beets and beetroot juice.


Kristen Beavers has been awarded a National Institutes of Health (NIH) K01 Mentored Research Scientist Development Award. Read more here!

Congratulations to Steve Messier and colleagues Shannon Mihalko and Gary Miller on their receipt of a grant to fund their study Weight Loss and Exercise for Communities with Arthritis in North Carolina (WE-CAN).

Read more here!

Food and fitness in foreign lands


HELPS - The Hidden Gym


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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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