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Assistant Professor of Exercise Science Richard Wood
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science Richard Wood served as the expert on exercise for Newsmax magazine, in an article titled “Summerize Your Life,” which includes advice on getting ready for the summer season. Wood offered his expertise by providing recommendations on beginning an exercise program. Once individuals are cleared by a physician and make sure they're healthy enough, Wood suggests they find something that they enjoy. He recommends implementing 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise (jogging, brisk walking, cycling) on most days of the week and two days of weight training or resistance training. He cites Pilates as an effective way to strengthen the lower back and abdomen, and tai chi to improve flexibility and relaxation.
This year, Wood, who holds a doctorate in nutrition and is a certified athletic trainer and certified strength and conditioning specialist, will present his findings on a study he began in 2008, in which he investigated the impact of low carbohydrate weight loss diets and low fat weight loss diets on muscle mass among men aged 50-70. For more information on his study, click here.