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How Technology Enhances Today’s Fitness

Vlog with Dr. Jordan Moon
Program Director, Sports and Health Sciences and Sports Management, American Public University

Technology products such as smart wearables, smartphone fitness apps and specialized fitness software are increasingly popular among recreational exercisers and professional athletes. In this vlog, Jordan explains how the rich data from smart wearables and fitness tracking software can be harvested and analyzed to impact users' health and athletic performance.

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Marathon Monday –the 120th Running of the Boston Marathon

By Karyn Gallivan, MS, ATC, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, NASM-CPT
Contributor, Sports+Fitness Network

Having ground up as an athlete & being a runner in college, it seems like I am on a never-ending quest to continue to be an “athlete”. Next on my bucket-list is to qualify for the Boston Marathon. As a runner recently stated while riding a bus to the start of the 2016 event in Hopkinton, MA, “this is the ultimate for an amateur athlete –qualifying for, and running, Boston.” So, training for and running a BQ (Boston Qualifier) marathon is at the forefront of my mind every day.

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Law Enforcement – The Occupational Athlete

By Dr. Tamara Mouras
Criminal Justice and Homeland Security faculty member, American Public University System
Guest Contributor, Sports+Fitness Network

The daily occupational duties of a law enforcement officer call for a certain level of strength and conditioning that should be maintained throughout a career. Basic physical performance can directly relate to on the job performance when law enforcement officers are interacting with the general public. Law enforcement officers are called upon at any given time to physically confront, restrain and pursue individuals involved in criminal activity.

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