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PhD Candidate in cardiovascular physiology at UF 🐊. Runner.
Mar 23 6 tweets 3 min read
What is the "sweet spot" of aerobic exercise to improve longevity?

In the Copenhagen Heart Study (academic.oup.com/aje/article/17…) male and female joggers lived, on average, 6 years LONGER than non-runners.

But which levels of exercise provided the most benefit? Those running between 1-2.5 hours per week seemed to gain the greatest survival advantage vs. non-runners.

Running >2 hours per week actually erased this survival advantage -- more exercise provided no survival advantage vs. the non-runners.
Mar 1 11 tweets 3 min read
Yesterday, @foundmyfitness tweeted a study showing a 28% increase in VO2 max and an 18% increase in grip strength after 60 days of Vitamin D supplementation.

Sounds too good to be true, right?

Maybe it is. Let's discuss (thread) 👇
Study: Association of Vitamin D Supplementation in Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Muscle Strength in Adult Twins: A Randomized Controlled Trial journals.humankinetics.com/view/journals/…
Nov 26, 2019 6 tweets 1 min read
Yesterday, I “finished” my third round of physical therapy in the past 2 years.

t’s been a “miserable” 2 years of clawing my way back to running, each time to only get sidelined another injury.

But I’ve learned a few things (thread) 1. Running isn’t everything

It’s a lot of things to me, and always will be. Running is pure, meditative, and honestly one of the largest sources of joy in my life.

But can I live without it? Yes. I’ve had to...
Aug 10, 2018 11 tweets 3 min read
Why we got fat - a nice vox article with charts, to help us see that there is no ONE explanation for the epidemics of diabetes/obesity

vox.com/2016/8/31/1236… #1 - We eat out - a lot (TOO MUCH)

2015 - Americans spent more money eating away from home than they did on groceries. People typically consume 20-40% more calories in restaurants vs. at home