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Eating to reach health goals

(HealthDay)—What and when you eat certain foods can boost how you feel at different times during the day. When it comes to meal planning, timing is everything.

Cancer

New exercise guidelines for people with cancer

A decade-old treatment recommendation for people with cancer to take a "slowly slowly" approach to exercise has been replaced with new guidelines recommending a personalised exercise program including high-intensity workouts ...

Pediatrics

Young athletes may need one-year break after knee surgery

After surgical reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament, young athletes are now recommended to undergo at least a year's rehab and thorough testing before resuming knee-strenuous sport. Research shows that those who ...

Sports Medicine & Kinesiology

Stiff muscles are a counterintuitive superpower of NBA athletes

For most people, the term "stiffness" has negative connotations. When you wake up in the morning complaining of a "stiff back," the remedy might include taking a hot shower, doing some yoga, swallowing aspirin, or visiting ...

Sports Medicine & Kinesiology

Study: Cents make sense for physical activity

It may take only a handful of change to make a lifetime of positive changes in the lives of many when it comes to sustaining physical activity, according to a Western-led study.

Sports Medicine & Kinesiology

Little proof that doping really works

The list of substances prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is huge. Ph.D. candidate Jules Heuberger looked at many of these, as well as at the methods used to detect them. He concluded that for very few of these ...

Neuroscience

What makes athletes report or hide concussion symptoms?

Whether or not an NCAA Division I athlete is likely to report concussion symptoms depends on factors including their vested interests, their understanding of health implications, and their team culture and societal influences ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

True grit more about passion than personality, study suggests

The unrelenting determination often found in successful people appears to be a passion-specific quality and not necessarily an overall personality trait, according to new research from the University of Alberta.

Psychology & Psychiatry

How grunting influences perception in tennis

Exceeding noise levels of 100 decibels, the grunting sounds produced by some tennis players when hitting the ball are on a par with motorbikes or chainsaws. While fans react to these impressive exhalations with either annoyance ...

Sports Medicine & Kinesiology

Mental prep for better performance

(HealthDay)—"Get your head in the game!" Coaches say it to players all the time to get them to focus. The same advice can help you be more enthusiastic about your workouts. Here are five ideas:

Sports Medicine & Kinesiology

Semenya case: A clash over ensuring an even playing field

A court ruling requiring Olympic running sensation Caster Semenya to lower her testosterone levels goes to the heart of a dilemma facing the sports world: How to avoid discrimination against intersex or transgender athletes ...