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Psychology & Psychiatry

E-sports gamers face same level of psychological pressure as pro-athletes, study finds

E-sports players competing in top-flight tournaments face the equivalent pressure and stress as professional athletes, researchers have revealed.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Improved fitness can mean living longer without dementia

Staying fit or improving fitness over time should be a goal for anyone who wants to reduce the likelihood of getting dementia.

Health

Exercise tweaks to revitalize your workout regimen

(HealthDay)—Is your workout routine in a slump? To keep challenging your body, it's important to tweak your regimen every three months or each season. By aligning these changes to seasonal changes, you can also start the ...

Pediatrics

Expert alert: Some common youth sports injuries are avoidable

As fall and winter sports are in full swing, youth athletics will see a rise in injuries. Tens of millions of children and teens participate in organized sports, and more than 3.5 million sports injuries occur every year.

Medical research

Study debunks hormonal misconception of exercise

Women are not only underrepresented in exercise-related studies, but may be receiving incomplete information about physical activity because of a now-debunked belief that hormonal fluctuations linked to menstrual cycles can ...

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Ways to make exercise more enjoyable

Only about half of all American adults meet the national guidelines for aerobic activity and only about one-fifth meet the combined aerobic and strength-training goals. One reason is that some people just don't find it enjoyable, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Heel pain: To jab or not to jab?

New La Trobe University research has found cheaper orthotics might prevent the need for steroid injections for plantar fasciitis—a condition causing heel pain that affects one in 10 people aged over 50.