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

Please come hear HES alumnus Zack Rogers, DPT discussing the role his experiences as an undergraduate in HES had on his physical therapy education and career path. He will be speaking on Friday, September 25th at 3:00pm in room 308 of Reynolds Gym.

Congratulations to Dr. 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


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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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