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Health - Sport - 16.02.2024
Can smells improve your athletic performance?
Yes, they can, says Mathieu Cournoyer, a master's student in human kinetics who's done a review of 19 studies on the topic. Did you know that the scent of peppermint can make you run faster? That a whiff of ammonia will make you do a few more push-ups than usual? Or that the fragrance of jasmine can improve your bowling score? Those and other findings were made by Mathieu Cournoyer, a master's student in UdeM's School of Kinesiology and Human Kinetics, who reviewed 19 studies on the effect of olfactory stimulation on physical activity.

Sport - Health - 15.02.2024
School uniform policies linked to students getting less exercise
School uniform policies linked to students getting less exercise
School uniform policies could be restricting young people from being active, particularly primary school-aged girls, new research suggests. Social norms and expectations tend to influence what they feel they can do in these clothes. Unfortunately, when it comes to promoting physical health, that's a problem Esther van Sluijs The University of Cambridge study used data about the physical activity participation of more than a million five-to-17-year-olds internationally.

Health - Sport - 08.02.2024
Keeping track: doctor monitors your heart at home
Keeping track: doctor monitors your heart at home
On January 8, professor and cardiologist Hareld Kemps will hold his oration within the Department of Industrial Design. To improve supervision of patients with chronic heart failure, Hareld Kemps, a cardiologist specializing in sports, took inspiration from the professional soccer players and cyclists that come see him.

Sport - Health - 05.02.2024
Sticking with sport during school years linked to academic success
First longitudinal study following Australian children's sports participation and academic outcomes As school and summer sports resume, a new study from the University of Sydney finds links between kids' long-term participation in sport and increased academic performance, including impacts on NAPLAN scores, absenteeism and likelihood to attend university.

Health - Sport - 29.01.2024
Longer term impact of sport-related brain injuries
Study reveals longer term impact of sport-related brain injuries Almost half of people who suffer a sports-related traumatic brain injury are still experiencing physical symptoms after six months, according to new research Almost half of people who suffer a sports-related traumatic brain injury are still experiencing physical symptoms after six months, according to new research.

Sport - Health - 27.12.2023
Brisk walks sup­port smo­king ces­sa­tion
Brisk walks sup­port smo­king ces­sa­tion
Good news for anyone who wants to quit smoking in the new year: In a recently published study, Innsbruck scientists show that ten-minute brisk walking sessions reduce the cravings of temporarily abstinent smokers and improve their overall well-being. The study is the first to compare the effect of indoor and outdoor activity on smoking cessation.

Sport - Health - 30.11.2023
Game helps with the rehabilitation of cruciate ligament ruptures
Game helps with the rehabilitation of cruciate ligament ruptures
Cruciate ligament injuries are among the most common injuries in sport. Researchers from the ZHAW and ZHdK have developed the ExerUp game in collaboration with a practice partner to help people return to their previous level of activity in addition to physiotherapy . A movement-based game is designed to support injured athletes after a cruciate ligament injury as part of physiotherapy and rehabilitation.

Sport - Health - 29.11.2023
Brain scans of ex-NFL players show impact of collision sports
Brain scans of ex-NFL players show impact of collision sports
Brain scans of former NFL players show lasting impact of collision sports New research from Johns Hopkins Medicine adds to a growing stack of evidence that collision sports including football, soccer, and boxing may lead to dementia and other forms of cognitive disorders Kristen Crocker / Published Nov 29, 2023 In a new study using brain scans of former NFL athletes, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they found high levels of a repair protein present long after a traumatic brain injury such as a concussion takes place.

Sport - 17.11.2023
Everyone on mindfulness at school? Little effect
Many young people struggle with somber feelings, stress or anxiety symptoms. In a large-scale study, with support from the Fund for Scientific Research Flanders (FWO) and in the context of Red Noses Day (now "Jez!"), KU Leuven investigated whether mindfulness at school could help. For eight weeks, several class groups in eleven Flemish secondary schools followed mindfulness training.

Health - Sport - 14.11.2023
Individual back training machine developed
Individual back training machine developed
GyroTrainer with artificial intelligence Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in cooperation with partner companies have developed a device to provide back muscle training adapted to users' individual fitness levels. With the GyroTrainer, back strengthening exercises are adapted to the strength and ability of the individual user.

Environment - Sport - 14.11.2023
Sustaina­bi­lity of arti­fi­cial snow on ski-slo­pes
Sustaina­bi­lity of arti­fi­cial snow on ski-slo­pes
Researchers from the Universities of Innsbruck and Waterloo have studied the environmental impact of artificial snowmaking and its effect on the sustainability of ski tourism with Canada as an example. High water and energy consumption and the associated CO2 emissions are a burden on the environmental balance sheet; energy from renewable sources can make winter sports considerably more sustainable.

Life Sciences - Sport - 14.11.2023
Left-handers aren't better spatially, gaming research shows
Left-handers aren’t better spatially, gaming research shows
Left-handedness is not linked to better spatial skills, despite some previous evidence of a performance gap, according to a large international study led by UCL and University of York researchers. The research, published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B , also sheds light on how left-handedness varies by country, with the highest rates in the Netherlands and lowest in China.

Health - Sport - 01.11.2023
Hockey head impact research highlights need to improve injury prevention
Hockey head impact research highlights need to improve injury prevention
Simon Fraser researchers are learning more about how the scenarios for head impacts in hockey-from player clashes to contact with the boards or glass-affect impact severity. Their findings, reported in the journal Scientific Reports , should help to inform improvements in injury prevention. In a follow-up to their previous study on how hockey head impacts occur, researchers returned to a Burnaby rink to follow 43 university men's hockey players over another three seasons (2016-2019).

Health - Sport - 10.10.2023
Extreme sports: How Body and Mind Interact
Extreme sports: How Body and Mind Interact
Ciara Burns crossed the Atlantic in a rowing boat - and collected scientific data about her own body under stress. Now the scientific analysis of the results has been published. Ciara Burns spent 42 days rowing across the Atlantic in 2021 as part of a team of twelve. Clearly, whoever ventures on such an adventure has to go to the extreme limits both physically and mentally.

Sport - Computer Science - 05.10.2023
Deepfake shows its positive face
Deepfake shows its positive face
Two studies by computer scientists at the University of Bath make a case for using deepfakes in training videos. Published on Thursday 5 October 2023 Last updated on Thursday 5 October 2023 Watching a training video featuring a deepfake version of yourself, as opposed to a clip featuring somebody else, makes learning faster, easier and more fun, according to new research led by the REVEAL research centre at the University of Bath.

Career - Sport - 03.10.2023
Reflecting on one's values increases success in job search
Reflecting on one’s values increases success in job search
Researchers show in a new study that a short reflection exercise to boost self confidence increases job search success. This holds true even for the long-term unemployed and people over 50. For many people, losing their job is not only a financial burden but also a psychological one. They are stressed, worry about their social status and begin to doubt themselves.

Sport - Health - 27.09.2023
Concussed, me? It’s nothing
If they've already had a concussion before, university athletes are less likely to report symptoms of a new one when the symptoms are less severe, an UdeM study suggests. University athletes who have already suffered a sport-related concussion are less likely to report symptoms of a new concussion if they consider them to be less serious than their previous ones.

Physics - Sport - 21.09.2023
Unexpected curveball in miniature
Unexpected curveball in miniature
Team of researchers including Göttingen University detect Magnus effect at microscopic level Whether you are familiar with the term -Magnus effect- or not, you have certainly seen it in action. It is when a spinning ball - for instance in football, cricket or baseball - bends away from its expected trajectory, often to the surprise of the opposing team.

Sport - Psychology - 20.09.2023
When is the right time to start playing again after a concussion?
Physical, behavioural, psychological and social - the factors that make athletes ready (or not) to get back in the game are more complex than you might think. Nearly 20 per cent of people who play contact sports like hockey or rugby will suffer a concussion in the course of a season. Concussions account for up to 44 per cent of all injuries in these sports.

Sport - Health - 12.09.2023
Novel insights: How muscles change during endurance training
Novel insights: How muscles change during endurance training
The more we exercise our endurance, the fitter we become - and so do our muscles. They adapt to the load and are able to perform better for a longer period of time. A research team at the University of Basel has now uncovered fresh insights into these muscle adaptations through experiments conducted on mice.
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