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Sport - Health - 15.12.2022
Can restricting blood flow to athletes' limbs while training boost performance? University of Toronto researchers investigate
Can restricting blood flow to athletes’ limbs while training boost performance? University of Toronto researchers investigate
Can restricting blood flow to athletes' limbs while training boost performance? University of Toronto researchers investigate Ischemic preconditioning (IPC), a technique used to prepare an organ or tissue for a lack of blood or oxygen supply, was originally developed for use in clinical settings where there is an expected lack of blood and oxygen supply, for example during surgery or after an adverse event like a heart attack.

Sport - 12.12.2022
Researchers kick goals with soccer findings
University of Queensland scientists have developed a model that gives soccer players their best chance of kicking a penalty goal. After analysing strategies used by penalty shot kickers and goalkeepers, researchers developed a model that coaches can use to identify the best shooting strategy against a particular goalkeeper.

Health - Sport - 12.12.2022
Analysis: Short bursts of physical activity during daily life may lower risk of premature death
Analysis: Short bursts of physical activity during daily life may lower risk of premature death
Professor Mark Hamer (UCL Surgery and Interventional Science) and his colleagues at the University of Sydney report in The Conversation their research finding people who averaged a few quick bursts of physical activity a day were significantly less likely to die prematurely. Most of us know that regular exercise is important for our health and longevity.

Health - Sport - 05.12.2022
Pedestrians choose healthy obstacles over boring pavements
Pedestrians choose healthy obstacles over boring pavements
Up to 78% of walkers would take a more challenging route featuring obstacles such as balancing beams, steppingstones and high steps, research has found. The findings suggest that providing -Active Landscape- routes in urban areas could help tackle an -inactivity pandemic- and improve health outcomes.

Sport - 23.11.2022
Combining mental and physical training may improve footballers' World Cup performance
Combining mental and physical training may improve footballers’ World Cup performance
Footballers must stay on top of their game mentally or risk a drop in physical performance. Combining physical and mental training could help them play better. Combining physical training with mentally fatiguing tasks could help professional footballers play better and concede fewer goals during major tournaments such as the FIFA World Cup, a new study reveals.

Sport - 10.11.2022
A run a day won't keep the hacker away: privacy in sports apps often subpar
A run a day won’t keep the hacker away: privacy in sports apps often subpar
Sports and fitness apps, such as Strava, are gaining in popularity year after year. They have also often become true social networks. You share some very personal data there, and sometimes unknowingly your home or work location as the starting point for your sports activities too. Apps usually allow you to hide those locations, but researchers from the imec-DistriNet research group at KU Leuven discovered that, in many cases, this option gives a false sense of security.

Social Sciences - Sport - 29.10.2022
Privacy in sports apps often substandard
Privacy in sports apps often substandard
Sports fitness apps, such as Strava, are gaining popularity year after year. They have also often become true social networks. You share very personal data there, and sometimes unknowingly also your home or work location as the starting point of your sports activities. The apps usually allow you to hide those locations, but researchers from the imec-DistriNet research group at KU Leuven discovered that in many cases that option gives a false sense of security.

Sport - Psychology - 19.09.2022
Fit for work at over 50
Fit for work at over 50
Researchers at the University of Bonn have developed program to increase performance and well-being Am I over the hill? This question comes up regularly among workers over 50. A common prejudice is that older people's efficiency and stress-tolerance are continuously decreasing. But mental performance, self-confidence, psychological resilience and well-being can be improved in the 50-plus generation.

Sport - Health - 29.08.2022
Queensland study aims for world-first concussion blood test for sport
Researchers at The University of Queensland are seeking volunteer school rugby and basketball players for brain scans as they work on a new blood test to help diagnose concussion. The Queensland Brain Institute at UQ has partnered with World Rugby , Rugby Australia , Qscan , Trajan and Sonic Health for the project.

Sport - 10.08.2022
Volunteers wanted to test whether eating before or after exercise is best for cholesterol reduction
Volunteers wanted to test whether eating before or after exercise is best for cholesterol reduction
Health researchers need local participants for a three-month study on the impact of exercise on blood cholesterol Health researchers at Bath need local participants for a three-month study on the impact of exercise on blood cholesterol Researchers at the University of Bath are recruiting up to 100 male and female volunteers for a major new study to investigate whether eating before or after exercise is more beneficial for lowering cholesterol levels.

Health - Sport - 04.08.2022
World Rugby funding kicks off international collaboration to reduce injuries in girls’ rugby
Injury prevention experts at the University will partner with the University of Calgary (Canada) in a major project to improve player safety for girls- rugby. Leading sports scientists and rugby specialists from the UK and Canada are teaming up in a major new project aimed at reducing injuries and concussion for the growing numbers of girls playing the sport.

Sport - 03.08.2022
Northern Hail Project recovers record-breaking hailstone
Northern Hail Project recovers record-breaking hailstone
A Canadian record-breaking hailstone was recovered by Western University's Northern Hail Project (NHP) field team, following a storm earlier this week near Markerville, Alta. The record-breaker weighs 292.71 grams, eclipsing the previous title holder - a hailstone weighing 290 grams, collected nearly 50 years ago in Cedoux, Sask.

Sport - 17.06.2022
Celtics may be unfairly impacted by NBA finals scheduling
Celtics may be unfairly impacted by NBA finals scheduling
A landmark study by Australian researchers into jet lag and its impact on NBA performance reveals the Boston Celtics may have a distinct disadvantage in the NBA Finals home games because of jet lag. Senior author Dr Elise Facer-Childs, and her team from the Monash University Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health in Melbourne, studied the impact of travel-related jet lag on performance.

Sport - 30.05.2022
Curtin-developed wearable sensor finds dancers are dancing through pain
A new Curtin-developed wearable sensor system has tracked the movement of dancers, providing valuable insights into how they adapt to dance through disabling pain. The study, published in PLOS ONE, analysed the movement of 52 pre-professional ballet and contemporary dance students from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).

Health - Sport - 25.05.2022
Link between exercise intensity and risk of infection
Link between exercise intensity and risk of infection
Until now there has been no clarity on how exercise intensity affects the emission and concentration of aerosol particles in exhaled air. With a new experimental setup, a Munich research team has shown that aerosol emissions increase exponentially with intense physical exertion - so that indoor sporting activities result in a higher risk of infectious diseases such as COVID.

Sport - Health - 26.04.2022
New landmark study offers hope for former footballers at risk of dementia
A new research study will investigate possible ways to reduce dementia risk in former professional footballers. The 1.3 million, four-year BrainHOPE study - led by the University of Glasgow, in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh, Imperial College London and the wider PREVENT Dementia research collaborators - builds on the ground-breaking observations of the FIELD study, which found risk of dementia and related disorders among former professional footballers was around three and a half times higher than expected.

Sport - Health - 05.04.2022
Sport improves concentration and quality of life
Sport improves concentration and quality of life
Physically fit primary school pupils feel better and can concentrate better. They are more likely to make it to higher-level secondary grammar schools than children with less sporting abilities. This has been confirmed for the first time in a study by the Department of Sport and Health Sciences at the Technical University of Munich (TUM).

Sport - 16.03.2022
A remedy against choking under pressure
A remedy against choking under pressure
The images are legendary: Tennis stars who hit the deciding match ball just outside the line, golfers who putt the ball past the cup from only inches away, and speakers who suddenly can't say a word. These individuals all have one thing in common: They are unable to access their performance abilities in a crucial situation.

Sport - Health - 14.03.2022
SMASH Lab Uses Wearables To Train New Privacy-Preserving Sensors
Data about home sales likely won't help someone looking for a car, just like information about basketball won't help someone playing baseball. But that's not true inside the Smart Sensing for Humans (SMASH) Lab at Carnegie Mellon University, where researchers use data collected from one type of sensor to train another.

Sport - Health - 04.03.2022
The brain of fatigued athletes works differently during functional balance tests used to determine sports injury risk
Researchers from the Human Physiology and Sports Physiotherapy research group at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel have shown that physical fatigue affects an athlete's brain when performing a functional balance test. The accuracy with which a representative group of recreational athletes responded to a novel reactive balance test was measured, alongside their response time.