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Drinking beetroot juice before exercising boosts brain performance

April 24, 2017   |  Medical News Today

Researchers found that older adults who consumed beetroot juice prior to engaging in moderately intense exercise demonstrated greater connectivity in brain regions associated with motor function, compared with adults who did not drink beetroot juice before exercising.

The research team – including co-author W. Jack Rejeski of the Department of Health and Exercise Science at Wake Forest University – says that the increased brain connectivity seen among the adults who drank beetroot juice was comparable to the connectivity seen in younger adults.

The story also appeared in the New York Daily News, PsychCentral.com, Yahoo Health, CTV News, Daily Mail, Men’s Fitness, the Triad Business Journal and many other media outlets.

2017's best & worst small cities to start a business

April 24, 2017   |  WalletHub

Polly Black, executive director for Wake Forest’s Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship is a featured expert in this article. When it comes to the pros and cons of starting a business in a small city she says:  “For small businesses with proven business models, a small city may offer benefits such as proximity to supply sources, tax incentives and, in cities with chronic underemployment, access to inexpensive labor. For entrepreneurs and startups, however, smaller cities may lack the critical mass to build an ecosystem of support.”

American religion post-Easter: The permanent transition continues

April 24, 2017   |  Baptist News Global

In an opinion piece, divinity school professor Bill Leonard writes: “Traditional ways of organizing and engaging religious communities, religious experience, and faith perspectives are in such a state of continuous alteration that more stable and enduring institutional and ideological forms will be a long time coming.”

You have the power to choose your attitude

April 24, 2017   |  The Huffington Post

The Huffington Post featured this blog post by Allison McWilliams, director, mentoring and alumni personal & career development. “We’ve all had those moments of losing our cool. It’s worth asking: What’s to be gained?”

Media Report for April 15-21, 2017

April 24, 2017   |  WFU News & Communications

The Wake Forest News Media Report for April 15-21, 2017 is now available online.

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