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Research by David Swain, University Professor in the Department of Exercise Science in Old Dominion University's Darden College of Education, is quoted in the March 26 issue of Newsweek magazine.

In an article titled, "On Your Marks...Moderate exercise is fine, but a more vigorous workout has added benefits," the author notes research published last year by Swain and Barry Franklin, director of cardiac rehabilitation at William Beaumont Hospital, that found vigorous exercise has more benefits than moderate exercise that burns as many calories. In the study, the pair analyzed studies that compared exercise intensity with coronary-heart-disease risk, controlling for the number of calories burned. Those who exercised vigorously had greater improvements in aerobic capacity and glucose control and greater reductions in blood pressure.

The full text of the article can be found online at http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17662257/site/newsweek/.

Swain's notice is the latest in a remarkable series of media attention garnered by the university thus far in 2007. In less than 3 months, ODU faculty members and their research have drawn the attention of The New York Times, the History Channel, USA Today, National Geographic, Harper's magazine and dozens of other prints, online and broadcast outlets from as far away as Japan.

This article was posted on: March 23, 2007

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