Sports Science

Even Small Amounts Of Vigorous Exercise Reduce Risk Of Early Death

Physical activity, and that means enough to generate some sweat and breathe hard, is key to avoiding an early death, according to an analysis of 204,542 people followed for more than six years. ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 6 2015 - 10:51am

Electrolyte Supplements, Salt Pills, Don't Help Endurance Athletes

It's become a popular idea among endurance athletes that salt consumption during competition will help, but a new study finds no evidence that is true. A small kernel of truth is involved in the belief, the authors write in the the Journal of Sports ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 13 2015 - 5:00pm

How To Make Boxing Safer

The tragic death recently of a young Queensland boxer raised the question of safety in the sport and whether boxing should be banned. Claims that boxing is safer than a number of very popular and well-accepted sports warrant careful scrutiny as they often ...

Article - The Conversation - Apr 14 2015 - 11:00am

Professional Golf: For Most It Is A Lonely Life On A Meager Income

If you just watched the Master's Tournament in Augusta, Georgia, you saw the second-youngest player ever to win. That is a pretty good way for a young man to spend the next year. But for most golfers, like most young baseball players, the reality is ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 16 2015 - 9:25pm

Baseball Social Media Techniques Increase Fan Engagement

Businesses have been expanding their marketing and communication efforts to engage people with their brands through sites such as Facebook and Twitter and they discovered that being open, rather than just engaging in push marketing, helps. ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 23 2015 - 8:30am

You Can't Exercise Through A Bad Diet

It's time to bust the myth that anyone, and that includes athletes, can outrun a bad diet, say experts in an editorial in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Excess carbohydrates, not physical inactivity, are behind the surge in obesity. Regular ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 25 2015 - 11:30am

Performance Enhancing Drugs Don't Improve Performance- And Haven't Since 1886

Perhaps Lance Armstrong needs to get his Tour de France victories back- a new study shows that winning all of those may not have been because of performance-enhancing drugs, it may have been spite of them, which would make his successes all that more amaz ...

Article - News Staff - May 4 2015 - 11:08am

Are Small Amounts Of Moderate Exercise Better For Health?

A growing body of advice suggests doing small amounts of moderate exercise can make a significant difference to your health. ...

Article - The Conversation - May 11 2015 - 1:17pm

How Science Can Improve Your Putts

By Peter Gwynne, Inside Science – "Drive for show and putt for dough." In the world of professional golf, this catchphrase means that a perfect drive down the middle of the fairway has little value if the golfer can't complete the hole by s ...

Article - Peter Gwynne - Jun 8 2015 - 10:30am

Low Oxygen: Concerns About Amateur Athlete Hypoxic Training

Physical performance after periods of hypoxic training- in low-oxygen conditions- is a new fad but remains controversial scientifically. ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 27 2015 - 8:35am