When I think of Humboldt State, two things come to mind: Academics and Exercise! You may have had a different idea but check out this study about running for older adults led by the good folks in Arcata.

“The researchers speculate that this difference resides deep within their volunteers’ muscle cells. Intense or prolonged aerobic exercise, such as running, is known to increase the number of mitochondria within muscle cells, said Justus Ortega, now an associate professor of kinesiology at Humboldt University, who led the study. Mitochondria help to provide energy for these cells. So more mitochondria allow people to move for longer periods of time with less effort, he said.”

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