Sports Science

Athletes Get Hired: Competitive Sports Prepare People To Compete For Top Jobs

It doesn't matter if you were a quarterback or a shortstop, past participation in competitive team sports made participants in a recent analysis winners in the competition for better jobs, according to a recent paper.  Writing in the Journal of Leade ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 17 2014 - 3:07pm

Combined Aerobic And Resistance Training Best For Controlling Blood Sugar And Fat

A systematic review and meta-analysis of available data published in Diabetologia suggests that combined aerobic and resistance training, rather than either alone, is best for controlling both blood sugar and blood fat profiles among people with type 2 di ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 3 2014 - 4:00am

Marathon Pacing And Gender Differences

An analysis based on 14 marathons that occurred in the U.S. in 2011, which included almost 92,000 competitors, led scholars to conclude that, when it comes to running marathons, men are more likely than women to slow their pace. ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 7 2014 - 6:32pm

Political Correctness: US Government Doesn't Fund Studies On Innate Variation In Athletic Performance

The United States leads the world in science output, with 5 percent of the population producing 30 percent of the world's research. And yet compared to scientists in other countries, U.S.-based scientists are underrepresented as authors of articles o ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 7 2014 - 5:33pm

Predicting Which Players Will Need Tommy John Surgery May Reduce Their Risk

There are a lot of conflicting reports about the common elbow surgery made famous by Major League Baseball pitcher, Tommy John- Ulna Collateral Ligament (UCL) reconstruction surgery. Some reports show it helps pitchers win more games, some show it does no ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 10 2014 - 11:01am

ACL Surgery Is Better Sooner Rather Than Later

If a young patient needs anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery, it's better to get it done. Postponing is risks secondary knee injuries, according to a paper at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Annual Meeting. Th ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 10 2014 - 8:38am

Female Triathletes At Risk For Pelvic Floor Disorders, Other Complications

Female triathletes are at risk for pelvic floor disorders, decreased energy, menstrual irregularities and abnormal bone density, according to researchers at Loyola University Health System (LUHS). These data were presented at the American Urogynecologic S ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 24 2014 - 5:35pm

Scalp Tickets If You Want A Better Return

Concert promoters and sports teams have long insisted that scalping- private ticket sales outside a venue- hurts their revenue and forces fans to pay exorbitant prices for tickets. Not so, according to a new analysis which concludes that resale markets ca ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 25 2014 - 5:45pm

NFL Players: Here Is The Best Time To Sign A Contract

In the NFL. there is a salary cap and while money in contracts can be guaranteed, the contract itself is not. For people outside the US this makes no sense but basically every contract has a bonus, which is guaranteed, and then an annual salary, which is n ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 29 2014 - 6:00am

Endurance Runners: In Warm Regions, Heat Stroke 10X More Likely To Kill You Than Heart Attacks

Since emerging from the primordial ooze, organic life has been doing unnatural things in defiance of nature. Nothing is as unnatural as endurance running but sentient beings like to push boundaries. Endurance running is impressive, but it is risky. There ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 28 2014 - 4:34pm