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Allan Besselink

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Allan Besselink is a physiotherapist, endurance sports coach, educator, and author of the book "RunSmart: A Comprehensive Approach To Injury-Free Running". He is the CRO of the Smart Life Project in Austin, Texas - a health initiative that provides sports science solutions for training, rehab and life. Life is a Sport - Play Smart.

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This episode: "Social Media And The Health Care Consumer". Social media and Web 2.0 are changing the way that patients and health care providers interact. This episode of Consumer's Guide To Health will examine social media... more

This episode: "Endurance And Power - A New Paradigm". There has been a great deal of sports science research devoted to training strategies for endurance athletes and for power athletes. Traditional views would indicate a divergence in... more

This episode: "Circadian Rhythms And Your Health". Circadian rhythms - or roughly 24 hour cycles in biochemical, physiological, or behavioral processes, can have a significant effect on the symptoms of disease, when to take medicines,... more

This epsiode: "Mental Strategies For Fitness And Performance". Getting started in a fitness program can be a challenge - not only physically but mentally as well. Along the same lines, the mental aspects of training become critical in attaining... more

This episode: "Olympic Review". The 2010 Winter Olympics concluded this past weekend in grand style. It was another fine example of the Olympic spirit. We will discuss the highlights of the Vancouver Olympics and delve into what the... more

"McKenzie And The Athlete". The McKenzie Method is an assessment method for musculoskeletal conditions that has gained considerable support in the scientific research. But as it stands, the sports world is relatively devoid of... more

This episode: "Naturopathy". Naturopathy is a system of primary health care, much like 'regular' medicine but with a different approach, and a set of defining underlying principles that inform how Naturopathic Physicians practice. This... more

This episode: Health Resolutions. The start of the new year sees many people resolving to become healthier and happier in the upcoming year. With that in mind, the first episode of 2010 is an appropriate time to discuss... more

This episode: "2009 Health Review". The past year has seen a lot of news in the health and health care worlds. Tonight's episode, the last episode for 2009, will discuss many of the key health news issues for 2009.

The holiday season is rapidly approaching. You've been active and maintaining a healthy diet, but how do you survive the holidays? Some simple nutritional concepts can help you not only survive the holiday season, but enjoy it along... more
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