The governing body for the Paralympics recently lowered the allowable height for sprinters who use prosthetic legs, or blades, during competition. The rules are based on the assumption that the taller you are the faster you run. But a new study has found otherwise.
Radiation doses to the heart that occur during radiation therapy treatments for lung cancer, breast cancer and lymphoma can increase fatigue, cause difficulty breathing and lower capacity for physical activity in patients with cancer, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's Advancing the Cardiovascular Care of the Oncology Patient course. The course examines new science and best practices in assessing, diagnosing and treating the unique cardiovascular concerns of patients with cancer and/or those requiring survivorship care.
A UCLA study shows classrooms remain overlooked when it comes to the health risks of sitting still for too long. UCLA researchers found most students don't realize the health risks can't be counteracted by later exercise, and perhaps unsurprisingly, students feel it is socially unacceptable to take a walk while the professor is still leading class. The UCLA researchers have solutions like building open classrooms and offering instructor-led stretch breaks.
New findings published in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports reveal how physically active older adults benefit from reduced risks of early death, breast and prostate cancer, fractures, recurrent falls, functional limitations, cognitive decline, dementia, Alzheimer's disease, and depression.
A new study has shown that listening to high-tempo music increases the benefits of exercise for physical fitness and reduces the perceived effort involved. This effect was more pronounced in people performing endurance exercises, such as walking, than in those undergoing high-intensity training, such as weightlifting. The researchers hope that their findings could help people to improve their workout routines and exercise more efficiently.
Weightlifters could do less and get stronger by changing the amount they lift each session, according to new research. Sports scientists from the University of Lincoln, UK, compared the weight lifting amounts of athletes using a traditional one rep max method with athletes who adjusted their loads at each session, and found all those who tailored their weights became stronger despite lifting less overall during the six week period.
New research shows that exercise addiction is nearly four times more common amongst people with an eating disorder.
Children aged two to three who spend more than three hours a day viewing screens such as tablets and televisions (TVs) grow up to be less physically active at age 5.5 years, compared to children who used screens for an hour or less each day, a study published in The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health journal has found.
New research suggests that intense monitoring and surveillance in rugby can lead players to think more about their own results than those of the team.
Sport and Exercise Science has been described as the 'Cinderella' subject of Wales and a key part of the Welsh economy, according to new labour market data being released at an event in the Assembly tomorrow (Tuesday).