Tag: Science

Exercise Machines Aboard the Space Station | Video

Hello, I am Thomas Pesquet, astronaut with the European Space Agency. On a six-month mission on board the International Space Station. In space we float all day. There are lots of muscles that we do not use. Specifically, the back and leg muscles. We have to do two hours of sport every day. to counter […]

BSc Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Our degree in Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences explores how the human body and mind function; how they create and control movement, and how they respond to exercise. As we understand these fundamental sciences, we learn to apply them to a whole variety of contexts. There was a strong health focus of the course which […]

Human Physiology : What Is Aerobic Activity?

You’re running down the road and it’s causing your heart rate to increase. And causing you to breathe a little heavier. Hi, I’m Janice Creneti. And I’m here to talk to you today about Aerobic activity. What is Aerobic Activity? Well, it’s any activity like jogging that raises your heart rate and causes you to […]

The Truth About Exercise and Weight Loss

I often get into trouble when I talk about exercise in weight management. Here’s the reasons why. I begin with the caveat that exercise, I’m quite convinced, is the strongest determinant of someone’s quality of life and health long into the future. There is no behavior, other than quitting smoking, that is more likely to […]

WHY Exercise is so Underrated (Brain Power & Movement Link)

To understand the injustice that has been done to exercise, let’s pretend we’re back in 1995 and Nintendo is advertising the Nintendo 64. When marketing, they talk solely about the technical aspects of the machine and how it has a 93.7 megahertz processor compared to the Super Nintendo’s measly 3.56 megahertz processor. The N64 flops […]

Meditation: Research Challenges

The following video about meditation includes clips from an interview between Dr. Josephine Briggs, Director of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health at the National Institutes of Health and Dr. Richard J. Davidson, Founder of the Center for Healthy Minds, University of Wisconsin-Madison. There are many interesting challenges related to bringing science to […]