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Psychology & Psychiatry

How our obsession with performance is changing our sense of self

We live in a society obsessed with performance. For both young and old, competitions, awards and rankings are an inescapable feature of life.

Sports Medicine & Kinesiology

Researchers use Twitter and AI to see who is hitting the gym

Social media data can provide a population-level view of physical activity, from bowling to Crossfit, and inform future efforts to tackle health disparities.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study finds keys to music in exercise

If you want people to exercise, it has gotta be fun. And if you want people to turn fitness into a habit, you tap into something that keeps them coming back for more.

Health

Dance your way to better health

(HealthDay)—Two very different studies show that dancing is more than just fun. It can keep your mind sharp and your heart healthy.

Sports Medicine & Kinesiology

Does platelet-rich plasma therapy lower risk of meniscus repair

The use of platelet-rich plasma therapy can reduce the risk of a second meniscus failure after operation but does not seem to protect patients who have had surgery to repair an anterior cruciate ligament, according to research ...

Sports Medicine & Kinesiology

Jump test tool to predict athletic performance

Researchers studying the impact of fatigue on athletic performance have developed prototype software that can enable coaches to predict when elite athletes will be too fatigued to perform at their best.

Cardiology

Exercising when you have high blood pressure

(HealthDay)—High blood pressure is a serious risk factor for heart disease, stroke and other life-threatening medical conditions. While many people need medication and dietary changes to control their blood pressure, exercise ...