Burning Fat (and creating a healthier you!) with HIIT

Author: Claire Garreans

What is HIIT?

Has increasing your step count to 10,000 steps not helped you achieve the weight loss you want to achieve? Are you fed up with personal fitness trainer and gym costs without seeing any real results? The real results to help lose fat may come from a type of exercise called HIIT, or high-intensity interval training.

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How does your blood adapt to high altitudes?

Author: Christi LeMunyon

What is different when you’re at altitude compared to sea level?

Oxygen is an essential molecule for the human body to carry out its normal function. When we breath in, oxygen can enter our lungs and make its way into our circulating blood system through gas exchange between alveoli, small air filled sacs in the lungs, and capillaries, or small blood vessels. When the oxygen enters our blood, it binds to hemoglobin, or the oxygen carrying molecule of red blood cells. These red blood cells travel through our circulatory system and deliver the oxygen to working tissues.

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Welcome to the new website for Drake University’s Exercise Physiology class! This website is designed to highlight the work students have done researching and writing about topics related to exercise training and performance, fitness, health, physiology, and nutrition. Each blog post is reviewed for content and accuracy by peers in the class and by the instructor. Our goal is for this website to be a platform for our students to provide current, interesting, and scientifically-informed exercise physiology content written for a general audience.