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Sport - 16.04.2020
How exercise supports your mental fitness: current recommendations
How exercise supports your mental fitness: current recommendations
Sporting activities can bring about a long-term improvement in cognitive performance across all age groups. However, the effects differ between men and women, and not all sports provide the same impact. Researchers at the University of Basel and the University of Tsukuba have provided recommendations based on a comprehensive analysis of previous studies.

Mathematics - Sport - 25.03.2020
How to break new records in the 200 metres?
How to break new records in the 200 metres?
Usain Bolt's 200m record has not been beaten for ten years and Florence Griffith Joyner's for more than thirty years. And what about if the secret behind beating records was to use mathematics' Thanks to a mathematical model, Amandine Aftalion, CNRS researcher at the Centre d'analyse et de mathématique sociales (CNRS/EHESS), and Emmanuel Trélat, a Sorbonne Université researcher at the Laboratoire Jacques-Louis Lions (CNRS/Sorbonne Université/ Université de Paris) have proved that the geometry of athletic tracks could be optimised to improve records.

Sport - 02.03.2020
Navigating the potential pitfalls of tracking college athletes
Navigating the potential pitfalls of tracking college athletes
Fitness trackers like Fitbit and Garmin watches make it easy for anyone to collect data about health and performance. Now college athletic programs are moving toward implementing more data-driven trackers - devices or apps that can monitor students' heart rates, sleep or even class attendance - into their own programs to help keep their athletes as competitive and healthy as possible.

Health - Sport - 27.02.2020
Electrolyte supplements don’t prevent illness in athletes
See us on twitter See us on youtube See us on linkedin See us on instagram Researchers found that supplements did not appear to protect endurance athletes from illness caused by electrolyte imbalances. They also found that hot temperatures are a risk factor. Electrolyte supplements popular with endurance runners can't be relied on to keep essential sodium levels in balance, according to researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and their collaborators.

Sport - 01.02.2020
The science behind sporting performance: Ghent University's best expertise in the second season of 'Wereldrecord' on Canvas
The science behind sporting performance: Ghent University’s best expertise in the second season of ’Wereldrecord’ on Canvas
Why are Ghent University researchers studying the motor skills of sports journalist Maarten Vangramberen? Much has to do with the matter of how world records are made.

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