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Biological clocks

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Biological clock-watching can give your performance an extra boost From the Olympics to football games, athletes who train and compete at optimal times on their biological clocks may gain a competitive edge, according to a report presented at the recent joint meeting of the American Sleep Disorders Association and Sleep Research society in Washington, D.C.... MORE

Athletes and sleep

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Can sleep really hurt your performances? Many athletes sleep poorly during the night before a major competition or after crossing several time zones to compete, but most athletes aren’t sure exactly how this loss of sleep will affect their performances. Some elite athletes claim they have set PBs after a night of tossing and turning, but... MORE

Osteoporosis and bone health

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Osteoporosis (‘brittle bones’) isn’t just a problem for post menopausal women. Both younger women and men are at risk from this disease. Osteoporosis (‘brittle bones’) isn’t just a problem for post menopausal women. Both younger women and men are at risk from this disease. Once osteoporosis is in process, it is irreversible; therefore prevention is... MORE

Synergy

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How diet and exercise interact to prevent disease – a research summary There are many studies on the independent effects of diet and exercise on chronic disease. But a new area of interest currently emerging is the consideration of how exercise and nutrition can work together in preventing and treating illness. To date, clinical studies... MORE

Exercise and low-fat

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Exercise doubles the cholesterol-lowering effect of a low-fat diet It’s been known for some time that exercise has a beneficial effect on blood cholesterol. A number of studies have found that exercise alters the relative proportions of different types of cholesterol – in particular, by boosting levels of ‘good’ (HDL) cholesterol. HDL cholesterol helps to... MORE

Longevity: exercise helps you to live longer

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How important is intensity? Regular exercise extends life, and the effect is so powerful that even people who wait until they are middle-aged to begin exercising gain extra days on earth. Overall, starting exercise in one’s middle years lowers the risk of death by 23 per cent over the next two decades or so. Excellent... MORE

Triathlon race hazards

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The hazards facing triathletes and how they can be prevented Jeremy Windsor outlines the injuries and conditions that triathletes and support professionals must prepare for.From the shortest mass-participation ‘sprint’ races to the elite Ironman events, triathlons have in turn presented health care professionals with fascinating challenges (1). In this article, we highlight some of the... MORE


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