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New study gives hope for genetic obesity cure

Obesity is one of the biggest public health challenges of the 21st century.

Affecting more than 500 million people worldwide, obesity contributes to potentially fatal disorders such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer.

But there may now be a new approach to prevent and even cure obesity, thanks to a study led by researchers at MIT and Harvard Medical School, published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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New safety guidelines on water consumption for exercise published

In recent years, at least 14 deaths of marathon runners, American football players and other athletes have been attributed to exercise-associated hyponatremia, a condition that results from drinking too much water or sports drinks.

But there’s an easy way to prevent hyponatremia: drink only when you’re thirsty. That’s according to a 17-member international expert panel in their new guidelines on preventing and treating hyponatremia, published in the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine.

“Using the innate thirst mechanism to guide fluid consumption is a strategy that should limit drinking in excess and developing hyponatremia while providing sufficient fluid to prevent excessive dehydration.”

Exercise-associated hyponatremia (EAH) occurs when drinking too much overwhelms the ability of the kidneys to excrete the excess water load.

Sodium in the body becomes diluted which can lead to swelling in cells, which can be life-threatening.

Symptoms of severe EAH include vomiting, headache, altered mental status (confusion, agitation, delirium, etc.), seizure, and coma.

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Overhydration in endurance sports

Ever since researchers in Florida first formulated Gatorade in 1965, use of sports drinks has increased to the point of overindulgence by elite performers and novices alike.

Athletes, parents, coaches and even many professionals in the fields of medicine, fitness and sport science routinely recommend rates of fluid intake during exercise that far exceed limits established by research.

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Motor learning theory from a dance perspective

As dance training evolves and becomes more complex, knowledge of motor behaviour is foundational in helping dancers learn and master new skills and become more efficient in integrating the skills.

Motor Learning and Control for Dance is the first resource to address motor learning theory from a dance perspective.

It addresses many related topics that are important to the discipline, such as imagery and improvisation.

This book will help performers and teachers blend science with pedagogy to meet the challenge of artistry and technique in preparing for dance performance.

Dancers interested in performance from the recreational to professional levels will also learn ways to enhance their technical and artistic progress. Aspiring dancers and instructors will explore how to develop motor skills, how to control movement on all levels, and—most important—how motor skills are best taught and learned.

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