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December 8, 2011

 

chemicals

Are You Chemically Dependent?

We humans are dependent on chemicals like water, air, sugars, starches, fats, proteins, as well as on small amounts of vitamins and minerals.

November 7, 2008

 

Female weight lifting

A Scientist in the Locker Room

How you train is just as important as how much. Today's Olympic-class coaches design sophisticated programs for their athletes.

September 27, 2003

 

Are You Chemically Dependent?

We need water, or H2O, to maintain our bodies in a fluid state. Water even gets involved in chemical reactions that occur in our stomachs, which break down foods containing sugars, starches, and proteins.

September 27, 2003

 

A Scientist in the Locker Room

Olympic trainers take these systems into account. A long-distance runner should use aerobic metabolism for as much of her ATP as possible. To ensure this, she’ll be tested on a treadmill to measure her threshold of aerobic metabolism.

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