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Athletes Experienced Respiratory Synchronization For Longer Period

Athletes Experienced Respiratory Synchronization For Longer Period

Observation of extended episodes of one-to-one synchronization between heart rate and breathing rate for athletes suggests their training specifically contributes to an enhanced connection within the nervous system. Researchers from the School of Engineering at the University of Warwick have managed to expand the knowledge of the cardio respiratory system after conducting an experiment measuring…

Sports Has Become Year Round Endeavor For Many Youths

Sports Has Become Year Round Endeavor For Many Youths

There was a time not long ago when young athletes who were looking to recharge their batteries and gear up for their next season took their training a little easier in the summer. But these days, playing a sports has become a year-round endeavor for many youths, who feel pressure to focus exclusively on one…

Gap Exists Between Youth In Sports Participation

Gap Exists Between Youth In Sports Participation

Lower-income parents are less likely than their higher-income counterparts to involve their children in youth sports because of obstacles such as rising costs of these extracurricular activities, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Researchers surveyed a pool of approximately 2,800 parents, public school administrators and community sports program leaders and found that financial costs and…

Teenagers Typically Get Most Of Their Physical Activity During School

Teenagers Typically Get Most Of Their Physical Activity During School

Teenagers who play organized sports only get seven minutes more physical activity per day, on average, than teenagers who don’t play any sport. Our research, published in the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, found organized sports contributes to just 4% of teenagers’ daily physical activity levels. There are several possible explanations for this. Teenagers…

Rugby Style Tackle In An Effort To Reduce Risk Of Concussion

Rugby Style Tackle In An Effort To Reduce Risk Of Concussion

Rugby style tackle; In this study the style of tackling used in rugby may be associated with a lower force of impact than the style used in football, according to a preliminary study of college athletes released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology Sports Concussion Conference in Indianapolis July 26-28,…

Youth Soccer Fields Are Sites Of Athleticism, Friendships And Fun

Youth Soccer Fields Are Sites Of Athleticism, Friendships And Fun

With summer ablaze and recent World Cup fever stoking inspiration, youth Soccer fields are sites of athleticism, friendships and fun. But for some parents, soccer has also become a source of tension. In 2014, soccer teams that were affiliated with the Ontario Soccer Association (since 2017 known as Ontario Soccer) eliminate score-keeping and standings, and…

Trash Talker Really Does Affect Competitive Performance

Trash Talker Really Does Affect Competitive Performance

The 1986 NBA All Star game in Dallas had the first three point shooting contest; so when eight all stars were selected for the competition. Larry Bird of the Boston Celtics, who was known as a trash talker; walk into the locker room as one of the competitors and asked, “Which one of you guys…

Football Player Gets Brain Damage From Number Of Years

Football Player Gets Brain Damage From Number Of Years

Brian Duncan doesn’t know why his brain still works as well as it does. Duncan, 67, got his bell rung more than once during his life as a professional football player, an amateur boxer and a bull rider at Texas rodeos. He remembers one time he got slammed into the ground by L.C. Greenwood, a…

Baseball Players Have Lower Rates Of Neurodegenerative Deaths

Baseball Players Have Lower Rates Of Neurodegenerative Deaths

It can look like a less strenuous sport than football or soccer, but professional baseball players might be the healthiest athletes out there, a new study finds. Athletes in Major League Baseball (MLB) tend to live about 24% longer than the average American guy, according to a century’s worth of mortality rates among nearly 10,500 pro baseball…

Sports And Physical Activity

Sports And Physical Activity Are Helping Rehabilitate Young People

Young offenders locked in a secure unit are to be offered sports including orienteering and bush craft as part of a research project to see if challenging, fun activity can help turn lives around. Sports and physical activity are at the heart of the project aimed at helping rehabilitate young people held at Medway Secure Training Centre…

Extend Protective Netting At Baseball Stadiums

Extend Protective Netting At Baseball Stadiums

Chicago Cubs center fielder Albert Almora Jr. dropped to one knee during the fourth inning last May, hands over his face in horror. He had just watched a foul ball fly off his bat and strike a 2-year-old girl in the head, fracturing her skull. The incident, every baseball hitter’s nightmare, was not a one-off.…

Young Athlete Having Cardiac Arrest, Prevention And Management

Young Athlete Having Cardiac Arrest, Prevention And Management

Young Athlete; It’s marathon season, and every so often a news report will focus on an athlete who has collapsed from sudden cardiac arrest. Although uncommon, these events get attention. A new review in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) looks at recent evidence to help physicians prevent and manage the risk of sudden cardiac arrest in…