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Who says you can’t stay physically fit well into your old age? A new study from Ithaca College biomechanics researcher Rumit Singh Kakar reveals that running mechanics remain largely unchanged as runners grow older.

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Jaime Schultz, associate professor of Kinesiology and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Pennsylvania State University, will give two lectures at Ithaca College exploring the relationships between race and sports and between genetics, sex and sports. The lectures are free and open to the public.

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As your cold-weather footwear makes the seasonal migration from the back of your closet to replace summer’s flip flops and bare feet, don’t underestimate the benefits of padding around naked from the ankles down.

Barefoot activities can greatly improve balance and posture and prevent common injuries like shin splints, plantar fasciitis, stress fractures, bursitis, and...

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ITHACA, NY — Timothy Butterfield — associate professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Kentucky — will give a presentation at Ithaca College on muscle mechanics. Free and open to the public, the talk will take place on Thursday, April 23.

Butterfield will present “Massage à Trois: Uncovering the Mechanism of Massage...

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ITHACA, NY—According to a study supervised by Ithaca College’s Exercise and Sport Sciences Chair Thomas Swensen, betaine—a nutrient found in shellfish and beets—boosts athletic performance by nearly six percent when added to a sports drink. Published in the “Journal...

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