Tim Noakes Facts

Tim Noakes Facts
Timothy David Noakes (born 1949) is a South African professor of exercise and sports science at the University of Cape Town. He has run more than 70 marathons. His research has led him to write several books on exercise and diet.
Interesting Tim Noakes Facts:
Timothy David Noakes was born in Salisbury, Rhodesia which is now known as Harare, Zimbabwe.
When he was five he and his family moved to South Africa when his father sold his tobacco exporting company.
Noakes attended Diocesan College.
In 1974 he earned his Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery degree.
In 1981 he received his MD.
He received a PhD is Science of Medicine in 2002.
In 1980 the University of Cape Town asked him to create a sports science course.
He became head of the Bioenergetics of Exercise Research Unit of the Medical Research Council.
In the 1990s he and former rugby player, Morne du Plessis, co-founded the Sports Science Institute of South Africa.
This center has published over 370 articles on sport and exercise science since 1996.
He was the first to recognize exercise induced hyponatremia.
In 1985 Noakes published a paper on the subject in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.
He elaborated on an idea first proposed by 1922 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine winner, Archibald Hill, that a central governor regulates exercise.
In 2005 he experimented with the body's reaction to extreme cold.
He studied British swimmer Lewis Gordon Pugh and discovered an effect he named 'anticipatory thermo-genesis.'
In 2007 he was the medical doctor on the team for Gordon's North Pole swim.
His books include Lore of Running (1986).
He is best known for the "Noakes Diet."
He detailed it in his most famous book The Real Meal Revolution (2014).
Noakes has received numerous awards and in 1996 he was the keynote speaker at the American College of Sports Medicine annual meeting.
His lecture was entitled Ex Africa semper aliquid novi and challenged the VO2 max plateau theory.
His research led him to construct a complex central governor model which claims that the brain is the primary organ that determines how fast, for how long and how hard humans can exercise.


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