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kinesiology and nutrition sciences In The News

Mar 2, 2018

Whether you’re a running veteran or new to the game, having a solid pair of shoes is crucial to a successful and enjoyable workout.

Oct 19, 2017

Don't lose your focus—or should you? Coaches, personal trainers, and our own brains tell us we can improve workout form if we just focus. Put enough mind power behind a burning muscle or agile movement and our technique should improve. Or to use the common saying, put mind over matter.

Sep 12, 2017

You don't have to feel guilty if you don't have the time to pack elaborate lunch boxes for your children.

Aug 31, 2017

Lunch — a favorite subject for school kids and often a pleasant where-should-we-go dilemma for adults. Whether you’re a parent filling your child’s lunchbox, or a university student on a budget, UNLV instructor and registered dietitian nutritionist Samantha Coogan has tips for keeping that midday meal nutritious, delicious, and affordable.

Aug 31, 2017

Lunch - a favorite subject for school kids and often a pleasant where-should-we-go dilemma for adults. Whether you're a parent filling your child's lunchbox, or a university student on a budget, UNLV instructor and registered dietitian nutritionist Samantha Coogan has tips for keeping that midday meal nutritious, delicious, and affordable.

Aug 30, 2017

Lunch - a favorite subject for school kids and often a pleasant where-should-we-go dilemma for adults.

Jul 31, 2017

John Mercer, a biomechanist in the department of kinesiology and nutrition sciences at UNLV, has dedicated the majority of his adult life to testing the limits of physical abilities.

Jul 25, 2017

The significance behind this study helped researchers understand the effects of shock absorption in terms of preventing running injury.

Jun 29, 2017

Love a good run, but keep getting leg injuries? That could be because the way we run puts the brunt of jogging’s hard impact shocks on our lower limbs.

Jun 28, 2017

In today's podcast, we touch on a variety of topics in biomechanics, from shoe cushioning to children's shoes to pool running...and more...

May 22, 2017

The Marine Corps' longstanding tradition of having two-tiered fitness requirements for men and women aims to ensure fairness, but a growing chorus of critics say it creates a double standard and implies that female Marines are not as physically capable as men. It’s another political battle inside the Corps over gender and standards that stems in part from last year’s controversial decision to allow women to serve in combat units traditionally restricted to men.

Apr 24, 2017

People set all kinds of goals when they work out. Feeling better. Losing a few pounds. Becoming a bit healthier.

Dec 12, 2016

If you see a pack of adults crawling around like infants, a stronger core could be the reason why.

Oct 24, 2016

Consumers in sporting goods stores today are faced with seemingly countless choices of footwear. But are any of those innovations really helping you run longer or jump higher? And are those expensive sneakers any better?

Sep 26, 2016

Paid the security deposit and the first month’s rent. Took care of things down at the DMV. Found a few candidates for your soon-to-be-favorite coffeehouse and bar.

Jun 21, 2016

The first study of a new kind of thickly cushioned running shoe suggests that this type of footwear may not make running any easier. But it probably also will not make it harder.

Jun 13, 2016

In line with the recent trend towards extreme-cushioned running shoes, researchers at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) examined how, and if, more-cushioned shoes affect a person’s running economy.

Jun 9, 2016

Researchers at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas took a closer look at the max-cushioned running shoe craze. Specifically, they wondered what larger, more cushioned running shoes can do to a runner’s economy.