Endurance health and lifestyle

Triathlon race hazards

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The hazards facing triathletes and how they can be prevented Jeremy Windsor outlines the injuries and conditions that triathletes and support professionals must prepare for.From the shortest mass-participation ‘sprint’ races to the elite Ironman events, triathlons have in turn presented health care professionals with fascinating challenges (1). In this article, we highlight some of the... MORE

Sudden cardiac death and how to stop it happening

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Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy and its effects Article at a glance Jeremy Windsor asks ‘Should there be screening programmes to prevent sudden cardiac death?’ The main causes of Sudden Cardiac death are investigated including inherited or congenital structural and functional abnormalities Possible solutions and proposals are looked at to determine how we can reduce occurence of... MORE

Sports Injuries: overcoming chronic fatigue syndrome

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The psychological and physical challenges of overcoming chronic fatigue syndrome Once dismissed as ‘all in the mind’, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is now recognised as a serious and debilitating condition. Lee Crust explores how athletes can overcome CFS and provides a valuable insight based on his own experiences.Like many athletes, I look forward to that... MORE

Sleep deprivation

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Sleep your way to better performance Nobody feels good after a bad night’s sleep. However, does sleep loss affect physical performance? The early research suggested that while it was detrimental to cognitive function, sleep loss didn’t really have a significant effect on physical performance. However, more recent research has indicated that sleep loss is detrimental to... MORE

MOT your body with functional movement screening

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Regularly assessing mobility and stability will give athletes an indication of their functional status and injury risk You wouldn’t take your car out on the highway without checking out its basic roadworthiness. But that’s exactly what many sportsmen and women do when it comes to subjecting their bodies to the rigours of training for competition.... MORE

The fat-fit athlete: why it’s good news for health...

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  Obesity is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease(1), type 2 diabetes(2) and certain cancers(3). However, the risks of chronic diseases are lower in those who are fat and fit than those who are fat and unfit(4). Gary O’Donovan’s research at the University of Exeter has investigated why the risks of chronic diseases are... MORE

Asthma in sport: athletes should take heed of WADA...

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Exercise-induced asthma is a relatively common condition, which affects tens of thousands of athletes worldwide. However, those using asthma medication need to be aware of the new WADA guidelines that have just come into force. Alison McConnell explains On 1 January 2009, a new set of World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) guidelines came into force. For... MORE


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