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Posts tagged kinesiology

February 12, 2014

 

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What Is An ACL Anyway?

We've all heard about someone who's torn an ACL, but do we really know what that means?

July 4, 2012

 

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Leg Cramps Like Clockwork

If you get bad leg cramps, it could be a sign of serious heart disease.

November 30, 2011

 

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Why Do Humans Walk In Circles?

Have you ever been walking behind someone you wanted to pass, but couldn't because they wandered all over the side walk? Learn why this happens...

June 17, 2011

 

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Is There Any Reason To Stretch Before A Workout?

To stretch or not to stretch. New research shows that stretching might not be needed before a workout.

May 11, 2010

 

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Walking Is Not As Simple As It Looks…

You may have noticed how often you spill a drink on yourself while walking. Walking is a very complex process and is not as smooth as it looks.

April 29, 2010

 

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Barefoot Or With Shoes: Which Is Better For Running?

There's been a lot of talk about running barefood. Is it better for your body to run barefoot or with shoes?

April 21, 2010

 

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Why Do We Swing Our Arms While Walking?

Why do we swing our arms while walking? Scientists are researching how we walk.

June 2, 2008

 

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Super Sneakers

In the 60s and 70s, athletic footwear has evolved from very basic shoes that allowed athletes to become faster, but over time sneakers have became so much more.

April 1, 2008

 

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Tennis Elbow

Wrist muscles that are the key to tennis elbow. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

February 6, 2007

 

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The Knee Jerk Reflex

Our doctors always test our knee reflexes, but why is it so important?

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