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Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Why you should remain active while staying at home

With people of all ages now staying at home as much as possible to help slow down the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), it can be easy to become sedentary. But one of the best things you can do for both your physical ...

Health

How to stay fit and active at home during the coronavirus self-isolation

The extensive social distancing policies put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19 mean most people will have to spend much, if not all, their time at home.

Neuroscience

Brain or muscles: Which do we lose first?

Someone dies as a result of physical inactivity somewhere in the world every 10 seconds—3.2 million people a year, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). From the age of 50, there is a gradual decline not just ...

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Keeping lower back pain at bay

With the significant part of the global population forced to work from home, the occurrence of lower back pain may increase. Lithuanian scientists have devised a spinal stabilisation exercise programme for managing lower ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Pain in a well-toned body

They are young and well-trained—but a fourth of sport science students suffers from pain in combination with psychosocial stresses. This was revealed in a study that originated at Goethe University.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Exercising with asthma during COVID-19

People with asthma have been advised by the World Health Organization (WHO) and other health organizations that they are a group at risk to the COVID-19 virus.

Cardiology

Fitness trackers help people stay active, study finds

Physical activity programs like the 10,000-step phenomenon alert inactive people to become active and stay active, according to a recent study involving University of Alberta physical activity experts.

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Get faster, stronger and fitter through the power of data

Malcolm Jones focuses on a computer screen as pictures of balls from different sports flash across it. The rules of the game: Tap only on the footballs. His fingers flick back and forth on the display. The balls soon disappear, ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

App helps reduce osteoarthritis pain

By performing a few simple physical exercises daily, and receiving information about their disease regularly, 500 osteoarthritis patients were able to on average halve their pain in 6 months—and improve their physical function. ...

Medical research

The difference between physical and psychosocial stress

A sports stress test and psychosocial stress produce similar stress hormone increases. And yet, the first one is perceived as positive, the second one as negative. Researchers attempt to find out why.

Health

Evolution and spine shape may predispose you to back problems

The reason many humans experience pain in their lower back can be found in our evolutionary past, according to new research from a team of bioarchaeologists at the University of Sydney, Simon Fraser University and the University ...