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Bracko, Michael R. Ed.D., FACSM

doi: 10.1249/01.FIT.0000257710.99739.6f
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Vigorous activity improves grades; diagnosis and prognosis of low back pain; if oxygenated water improves exercise performance; and the relationship between physical activity and sick leave.

Michael R. Bracko, Ed.D., FACSM, is an exercise physiologist and director of the Institute for Hockey Research and the Occupational Performance Institute in Calgary, Canada. He is an associate editor for ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal® and works in three areas: 1) sports physiology, where he conducts research on the performance characteristics of female ice hockey players, teaches high performance skating, and serves as physiologist for the University of Alberta Women's Hockey Team and the U.S. Deaf Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team; 2) the health and fitness industry, by contributing to SELF Magazine's online Forum and by presenting at health and fitness meetings such as the ACSM's Health & Fitness Summit & Exhibition; and 3) as an occupational physiologist, in the areas of injury prevention, ergonomics, workstation stretching, and prework warm-up.

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