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August 25, 2016

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August 25, 2016

Study to Explore the Scale of Physical Activity, Nutritional Health Messaging at Major Sporting Events

Aug. 18, 2016 — An international consortium is examining how physical activity and nutritional health messages are promoted in the run up to and during large-scale sporting ... read more

Believe It or Not: Exercise Does More Good If You Believe It Will

Aug. 11, 2016 — People benefit more from exercise when they believe it will have a positive effect, new research indicates. A psychologist and his team have conducted a study demonstrating that test subjects derive ... read more

Playground Zoning Increases Physical Activity During Recess

Aug. 8, 2016 — Most grade school students are likely to claim recess as their favorite period of the day; however, in many cases recess still can be sedentary with students not engaging in enough physical activity. ... read more

Boosting Swimming Performance With Sound Data

Aug. 4, 2016 — Since 1896, swimming has been an event in the Olympic games. Researchers have now developed a 'Swimming Sonification' system that professional swimmers can use to optimize their swimming ... read more

Don't Freestyle 'Swimmer's Shoulder' Injuries

Aug. 4, 2016 — Elite and competitive swimmers log between 60,000 and 80,000 meters weekly -- swimming the length of an Olympic-sized pool 1,200 times -- which places significant stress on their shoulder ... read more

Study Uses GPS Technology to Predict Football Injuries

Aug. 2, 2016 — Soccer players' injuries may be predicted by looking at players' workloads during training and competition, according to new research. Researchers discovered that the greatest injury risk ... read more

Aug. 2, 2016 — Researchers have studied the best possible regeneration measures for athletes after strenuous training and competition phases. Using blood tests, questionnaires and performance tests, they compared ... read more

Ketone Drink Gives Competitive Cyclists a Boost by Altering Their Metabolism

July 27, 2016 — A drink developed for soldiers to generate energy from ketones allowed highly trained cyclists to add up to 400 meters of distance to their workouts, a new study reports. The supplement, which will ... read more

Elite Cyclists Are More Resilient to Mental Fatigue

July 26, 2016 — As British cyclist Chris Froome celebrates his third Tour de France victory, research shows for the first time that elite endurance athletes have superior ability to resist mental fatigue. The new ... read more

Doping in Sports and Society: A Growing Problem

July 26, 2016 — The use of doping has spread from elite sports to include recreational sport and the growing “fitness movement”. It is now being practiced particularly by young and early middle aged people who ... read more

Most Surgical Meniscus Repairs Are Unnecessary

July 22, 2016 — Three out of four people could avoid knee surgery with a new form of exercise therapy, with significant cost savings for society, say researchers in a new ... read more

July 21, 2016 — In football, player-vs.-player hits will likely cause more severe head impacts than other impacts, according to a new ... read more

Wrist Fractures Linked to Poor Balance in Elderly Patients

July 21, 2016 — Elderly patients suffering a low energy wrist (distal radius) fracture are more likely to have difficulties with balance, placing them at risk for future injuries, according to a new ... read more

Brains of College Athletes With Prior Concussion Show Physical Changes Months, Years Later

July 21, 2016 — University athletes with a history of concussion had changes in the size, blood flow and connections in their brains months and even years after the injury -- changes not seen in athletes without ... read more

Robot Therapist Hits the Spot With Athletes

July 18, 2016 — Trials of a prototype robot for sports therapy have just begun in Singapore, to create a high quality and repeatable treatment routine to improve sports recovery, reducing reliance on trained ... read more

Novel Biomarkers Can Help Detect Illegal Blood Doping in Athletes

July 18, 2016 — Increasing oxygen delivery to muscles can help athletes perform better and give them the edge needed to win elite competitions. This can be done through illegal 'blood doping': undergoing a ... read more

Older Women Who Sustain Facial Injuries May Have Increased Risk of Facial Fractures

July 14, 2016 — Older women who sustain facial injuries have greater risk of facial fractures, especially those who are white or Asian, while older black women have decreased risk, according to an ... read more

Negative Stereotypes Affect Female Soccer Performance

July 14, 2016 — Subjecting female soccer players to a negative stereotype about their abilities reduced their dribbling speed significantly, according to a new study. The results demonstrate the impact negative ... read more

Weights of Division III Football Linemen Up 38 Percent Since 1956, Researchers Report

July 12, 2016 — On average offensive linemen from a Division III college football conference weighed 38 percent more in 2014 than they did in 1956, while the average male's weight over the same time increased ... read more

Single Dose Protects Cognitive Function After Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

July 11, 2016 — A new molecule could protect the brain from cognitive impairments after a mild traumatic brain injury, according to scientists. Mild traumatic brain injury, or mTBI, is especially common in children, ... read more

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