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Cycling

Cycling Launches New Mental Health Strategy

British Cycling, criticized in the past for a “culture of fear,” announce on Wednesday a new mental health strategy that includes screening elite riders every six months. The launch coincides with Mental Health Awareness Week in Britain. Nigel Jones, head of medical services for the British cycling team, said in a statement that the strategy…

Stiff Muscles

For Athletes Stiff Muscles Are A Counterintuitive Superpower

When people wake up in the morning complaining of a “stiff back,” the remedy might include taking a hot shower, doing some yoga, swallowing aspirin, or visiting a physical therapist to loosen up. Stiffness is typically view as unpleasant and can limit one’s physical activities. Surprisingly, though, for elite athletes like professional basketball players, muscle stiffness is…

Sports medicine

Cancer Survivors Increase Their Physical Activity Levels

The researches find that the physical activity levels at the cancer level is most important. patients recovering from cancer increase their physical activity levels; therefore new research in the Journal of Cancer Survivorship reports. Because In the first ever study of its kind researchers from the University of Surrey and Universidad de Oviedo in Spain…

Doping

Doping: Good For Sport And Athletes

The World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) they prohibited list of substances is huge. Ph.D. candidate Jules Heuberger look at many of these, as well as at the methods used to detect them. They conclude that for very few of these substances is there is evidence that they actually do enhance performance. Ph.D. defence on 16…

Maltreatment

Athletes Experience Most Common Form Of Maltreatment

Athletes experience the most common treatment of maltreatment which is psychological abuse, follow by neglect, a new study from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education has find. The findings are the result of a survey to determine the prevalence of maltreatment among current and former national team athletes, conduct in partnership…

Doping

Researchers Uncover The Moral Dilemmas Of Doping

In the study, conducted in UK, Denmark, and Greece, 1,500 athletes were ask to complete a questionnaire about two hypothetical doping situations. Participants were male and female elite football players; so competing just below professional levels. In the first of the hypothetical scenarios; so the athletes were ask to imagine they were trying to improve…

Sport

Doctors Cleared Him To Return To The Sport They Love

Nikolaus Dean suffer a debilitating concussion playing varsity lacrosse during his first year of university. His post-concussion symptoms persisted for a year before doctors cleared him to return to the sport they love. After his first practice back, they decided the risk wasn’t worth it and walked away. Since then, the UBC kinesiology Ph.D. student…

Concussion Injuries

Female Athletes At Greater Risk For Post Concussion Injuries

A study of more than 300 collegiate athletes show a significant association for the women between reported, unreported, and “any” concussions and knee injuries, and between unrecognized concussions and lateral ankle sprains. The men only show a significant association between unrecognized concussion and any type of lower extremity injury. The results suggest that “females are…

Athletes

What Makes Athletes Report Or Hide Concussion Symptoms?

Whether or not an NCAA Division I athlete is likely to report concussion symptoms depends on factors including their vested interests, their understanding of health implications, and their team culture and societal influences drawn from narratives of performance circulating in media, according to a study publish May in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Steven Corman…

Snacktivity

Examine Snacktivity Approach To Physical Activity In Improving Health

Loughborough University is leading a multi million pound research program to establish if a ‘snacktivity’ approach to physical activity, where people are encourage to undertake short bursts of physical activity throughout the day; hence is effective in improving people’s health. The Loughborough team will be working with colleagues at the Universities of Birmingham, Leicester, Edinburgh,…

Grunting Sounds

How Grunting Sounds Produce By Some Tennis Players

Exceeding noise levels of 100 decibels, the grunting sounds produce by some tennis players when hitting the ball are on a par with motorbikes or chainsaws. While fans react to these impressive exhalations with either annoyance or amusement, the habit has also been a source of intense debate among professionals. For instance, Serena Williams has…

Olympic Running

Olympic Running Sensation Lower Her Testosterone Levels

A court ruling requiring Olympic running sensation Caster Semenya to lower her testosterone levels goes to the heart of a dilemma facing the sports world: How to avoid discrimination against intersex or transgender athletes while ensuring that competitions are fair. The challenges faced by Semenya a South African woman who reportedly has some intersex traits…