What Usain Bolt and Cheetahs Have in Common:

15 Aug

Usain Bolt is quite literally the human version of a cheetah. What do they have in common? Their muscle composition.

Muscles are made of muscle fibers. Now, there are two types of muscle fibers: slow-twitch and fast-twitch. People who have a high number of slow-twitch fibers are good at activities that require endurance. A perfect example is a marathon runner. Those who have a high number of fast-twitch muscle fibers excel at activities that require a short, yet explosive burst of energy. Case in point- a sprinter. Read More

Pokemon GO: Solution to being Sedentary?

08 Aug

EVERYONE is playing Pokemon Go. In case you live under a rock, here’s how it works:

There are Pokemon “located” at certain places around your neighborhood. The Pokemon that show up depends on the environment around you. The objective of the game is to catch all 151 Pokemon, so to do that you must actually go out into the real world and look for them. Read More

The NFL: Concussions and CTE

08 Feb

The hottest off the field topic in the NFL right now is arguably traumatic brain injury. From nonstop coverage on sports networks to box-office films such as “Concussion”, traumatic brain injuries are being brought to the attention of the public.

Concussions are caused by a strong collision between the brain and skull. Strong accelerational forces upon the head and neck cause the brain to slam against the inner surface of the skull. Read More