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You’d run faster if a zombie were chasing you, too

Houston Chronicle, August 26, 2013

Continuing coverage: Medical studies have proven that certain types of music can make athletes go faster or train harder, but can a game have the same effect? That’s what UTMB behavioral-science researcher and assistant professor Elizabeth Lyons wants to find out. With a fresh $140,000 grant from the American Heart Association, Lyons is studying how effective the smartphone app “Zombies, Run!” is at increasing the activity level of its users.


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