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Why do curlers sweep?

11 Feb 2022

Just about any subject becomes more interesting with a deeper dive. That is certainly the case for curling, a sport that is a mystery to many and unfortunately often the butt of jokes. However, it...

Studies About Safety of Exercise are Reassuring

20 Mar 2019

​This article was first published in The Montreal Gazette....

Can Nike's New Shoes Really Make You Run Faster?

26 Jul 2018

A New York Times’ study of 500,000 race times, set wearing Vaporflys and other shoes, confirmed Nike’s claims. They found that Vaporflys allowed a runner to run 1% faster than the next-fastest shoe...

Paintballs

31 May 2017

Paintball is game in which players shoot opposing players with paint from airguns. These paintballs require special non-toxic, water-soluble and biodegradable paint. It is biodegradable because...

EyeBlack

20 May 2017

Many athletes regularly smear a black greasy substance known as “eye black” underneath their eyes to reduce glare from the sun or stadium lights. Amazingly, this trend was started by the most...

Artificial Turf, Real Issues

20 Mar 2017

There exists a simmering controversy about the safety of playing sports on artificial turf. For those who have engaged in any type of activity on this surface, you would know that they heat up in...

Extra Protein, Extra Performance?

20 Mar 2017

No one can deny the importance of proteins in our diet. They are vital for countless body functions, especially tissue growth and repair. Proteins also provide energy to the body and help ensure a...

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