Introduction You may think there are only a few basic exercise variations you can perform on a treadmill, for example: walking, jogging, and running. However, it is no secret that exercising on a treadmill is an effective piece of equipment that can target and develop various muscle groups in your body. And, by tweaking minor… Read More
Is OptoGait Useful in the Evaluation of Spatiotemporal Treadmill Running Parameters?
Research Paper Title Agreement Between the OptoGait and Instrumented Treadmill System for the Quantification of Spatiotemporal Treadmill Running Parameters. Background The measurement of spatiotemporal gait parameters is commonly utilized to assess gait in healthy and injured individuals. The OptoGait system is a portable system and can be mounted to a treadmill to collect data in… Read More
Treadmills vs. Outdoor Running
Physicians have, for many centuries, emphasized the need to lead a healthy lifestyle. The chances of suffering from lifestyle-related diseases are greatly reduced when you adopt a (more) healthy lifestyle. It has also been suggested that maintaining an active lifestyle also leads to a happier life – as one clears the mind of negative thoughts… Read More
Can an Imbalance between Total Training Load & Total Recovery cause Overtraining?
Research Paper Title Excessive Treadmill Training Enhances Brain-Specific MicroRNA-34a in the Mouse Hippocampus. Background An imbalance between total training load and total recovery may cause overtraining (OT). The purpose of the present study was to verify the effects of OT on the expression of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), its receptor tropomyosin receptor kinase B (TrkB)… Read More
5 Healthy Practices Debunked
Thanks to the internet, the wellness trend has witnessed a massive increase in popularity over the past few years. You would think that with all the readily available information that we have today, nutrition and fitness misconceptions would be less common but, unfortunately, the renewed public interest in fitness and health has also opened the… Read More
Is the Load Carriage Decision Aid (LCDA) an Improvement on other Aids?
Research Paper Title Metabolic Costs of Standing and Walking in Healthy Military-Age Adults: A Meta-regression. Background The Load Carriage Decision Aid (LCDA) is a US Army planning tool that predicts physiological responses of soldiers during different dismounted troop scenarios. The researchers aimed to develop an equation that calculates standing and walking metabolic rates in healthy… Read More
Posture: Asymmetric Loads & Uneven Ground
Research Paper Title Carrying asymmetric loads while walking on an uneven surface. Background Individuals often carry asymmetric loads over challenging surfaces such as uneven or irregular terrain, which may require a higher demand for postural control than walking on an even surface. The purpose of this study was to assess postural stability in the medial-lateral… Read More
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