- French Women Need More Exercise
French women are less likely to spend any time on any physical activities- not sports, exercise or even household chores, compared to women in Germany, Denmark, Sweden and the UK, according to a new survey. The multi-national survey on sport and exercise ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 1 2014 - 5:13pm
- Rugby: Gloves Or Not, What Is The Best Way To Hold Onto The Ball?
Engineers at the University of Sheffield have been doing some science of rugby- measuring the dynamic friction between the material of the ball and the skin on the fingertips and palm, and the mitts that some players choose to wear under different weather ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 18 2013 - 10:36am
- Are Athletes The Biggest Victims Of Stereotype Threat On College Campuses?
Blanket stereotypes are bad but they often come into existence for a reason; the problem becomes when everyone is labeled with the same brush. There is a common belief that some schools, high school and college, are giving athletes an easier time because ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 22 2013 - 12:33pm
- Reducing Peak Torque: Proper Cleats Mean Less Injuries On Artificial Turf
Synthetic surfaces, popularly called Astroturf since the Houston Astrodome made it famous, were introduced in the 1960s to reduce strain on the playing surface and thus reduce field maintenance. But it was linked to an increase in injuries, one example in ...
Article - News Staff - May 1 2013 - 2:03pm
- Team Sports May Deter Both Bullying And Violence
Bullying and violence are the latest cultural magnet for administrators in schools around the country, but the solution may not be paid commercials, more books or talks in the gym- it may be as simple as embracing team sports again. At the Pediatric Acade ...
Article - News Staff - May 6 2013 - 6:17am
- 10 Essential Items Hikers Often Forget
Hikers in New Hampshire's White Mountain National Forest often hit the trail less prepared than they should be, according to a survey that gaged readiness by how many of 10 essential items the hikers brought along. Which means hikers everywhere proba ...
Article - News Staff - May 28 2013 - 10:00am
- Elite Athletes Often Succeed When They Are Younger Or Older- But Not Both
Some elite track and field athletes peak young, under the age of 20, while others peak later- but only a small fraction of star junior athletes had similar success as senior athletes. An Indiana University analysis compared the performance of elite track ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 7 2013 - 7:46pm
- MLB Performance And Career Longevity Linked To Fatigue And Sleep
It's not easy traveling to play 81 games a year across multiple time zones and the major league baseball schedule, 162 games, is the most grueling in professional sports. Two papers outline how sleep and fatigue are key issues in performance, which m ...
Article - News Staff - May 31 2013 - 11:30am
- MRI Analysis Suggests Soccer Ball 'Heading' May Lead To Brain Injury
Researchers using magnetic imaging to assess memory have shown that soccer players who frequently head the ball have brain abnormalities resembling those found in patients with concussion (mild traumatic brain injury). ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 11 2013 - 9:38am
- Have Baseball Throwing Injuries In Young Players Gone Up?
The big question in many aspects of medicine is whether there is more of something or if it is simply better diagnosis than in the past. In youth baseball programs, throwing injuries seem to have gone up despite pitching limits that weren't evident i ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 16 2013 - 10:55am