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Study Links Higher Asthma Risk in Skiers with Intensive Training

An intensive training schedule is linked to a heightened risk of non-allergic asthma in competitive cross-country skiers, finds research published in the open-access journal BMJ Open Sports & Exercise Medicine. The prevalence of non-allergic asthma was... more »

Twenty Minutes of Daily Physical Activity Advised for Teens

Twenty minutes a day. That's all it takes to be a healthy young person, according to a recent study. Twenty minutes of daily vigorous physical activity (VPA) seems to be best for maximizing cardiorespiratory fitness... more »

Study Suggests Antibiotics Weaken Athletic Performance

New research demonstrates that by killing essential gut bacteria, antibiotics ravage athletes’ motivation and endurance. The UC Riverside-led mouse study suggests the microbiome is a big factor separating athletes from couch potatoes. Other studies have... more »

Study: Team Sports Support Athletes’ Mental Health

Studies show that there are many proven mental health benefits of team sports. Playing team sports can improve a person’s mental health, especially at the youth level when tweens and kids are most vulnerable. A recent... more »

Adapting Preparticipation Cardiovascular Screening to the COVID-19 Pandemic

A joint paper of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) has been published in the May issue of ASCM’s clinician-focused journal, Current Sports Medicine Reports.... more »

Screening Breathing Patterns in Athletic Populations

Dysfunctional breathing patterns are associated with a high risk of musculoskeletal conditions, resulting in poor physical performance. Now, a study by researchers in Japan has found that among athletes across age groups, there is a... more »

Study: Competitiveness, Characteristics Predict Athlete’s Level of Sports Specialization

Sport specialization has been associated with increased injury and negative psychosocial effects on young athletes. With the continuing trend toward this route, studies have begun to examine what motivates this decision. According to published results... more »

University of Leeds Study Heart Health in Endurance Athletes

The University of Leeds project will see the men, all aged over 50, fitted with a small monitor under the skin on their chest to record their heartbeat. Below is an excerpt from a BBC... more »

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