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Slow and Steady Wins the Race with the Oxidative System

April 9, 2020

In the oxidative system, unlike the other two energy-producing systems, you burn energy through light to moderate activity—even just sitting. However, you still need to exercise to get the most bang for your buck in this system, as Michael Ormsbee, Ph.D., explains. […]

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Exactly How Pain Is Gain in the Anaerobic Glycolytic System

April 8, 2020

When your legs start burning as you complete your first lap around the track, you may believe you have lactic acid buildup. In fact, as Michael Ormsbee, Ph.D., explains, lactate is actually a good thing. He also discusses the role of carbohydrates in fueling your body. […]

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As Coronavirus Myths Spread, A Skeptic’s Look at Health News

April 8, 2020

A debunked rumor says holding your breath for 10 seconds proves you don’t have COVID-19, “USA Today” reported. Experts say many young people with the disease could still do so, while many older people with clean bills of health couldn’t. Stories like this often outpace fact-checking. […]

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Fuel without Oxygen: Understanding Creatine

April 7, 2020

You may be familiar with creatine supplements, but our body also produces creatine naturally. It is part of a system that helped our ancestors escape from wild beasts, and today it assists in climbing flights of stairs and lifting heavy weights. Michael Ormsbee, Ph.D., discusses the benefits of this anaerobic system. […]

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ATP: The Currency That Keeps Our Body Running

April 6, 2020

Most people think that energy is something you get from coffee or an energy drink. Bioenergetics, though, is so much more than that. Michael Ormsbee, Ph.D., explains how ATP, at the core of bioenergetics, fuels everything from digestion to muscular contractions. […]

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