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Spinach extract improves athletic performance, shows study

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) commissioned researchers to study the effects of ecdysterone, a kind of phytosteroid, on strength training. Their findings indicate that the substance greatly affects muscle cells. Among the researchers who suggested to consider adding ecdysterone to the list of prohibited substances was Maria Parr, a professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at Freie […]

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#FitIndiaMovement: How smartphones are ruining your child’s fitness

In order to promote fitness among youth, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the #FitIndiaMovement on the occasion of National Sports Day. The Prime Minister said, sports is directly related to fitness and fitness is not a word but a necessary condition of healthy and prosperous life. He said, fitness has been an integral part of […]

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PM Narendra Modi launches Fit India Movement

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the Fit India Movement. PM Modi launched the fitness movement at the special programme at the Indira Gandhi Stadium Complex in New Delhi on Thursday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the ‘Fit India’ Movement’ on Thursday, saying the initiative is the need of the hour and will take the […]

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Badminton players at risk for eye injuries, suggests study

Whether inflicted by an errant shuttlecock or someone else’s racket, the majority of eye injuries in the study occurred among doubles players and were mostly caused by the injured person’s partner, the authors report in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. “More and more lay players in the badminton practice have been found injured in […]

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Participating in sports during childhood may have long-term benefits for bone health

Young adults who regularly participate in sport activities during their childhood and early teens are more likely to have stronger bone density in their early 20’s, new research led by Curtin University has found. The research, published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, examined data from The Western Australian Pregnancy Cohort (Raine) Study […]

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How back pain impacts Indian sportspersons and their careers

Indian sport is replete with stories of its women athletes who win laurels for the country. Unfortunately, due to lack of facilities and trainers, more often than not, they train under adverse conditions and suffer from injuries during crucial stages of their sporting pursuit. Case in point being World championship and Commonwealth Games gold medallist […]

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Caffeine could boost exercise performance, suggests study

In particular, caffeine could help speed, power, strength and endurance, researchers wrote in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. “Supplementation with caffeine is highly prevalent among athletes, with one study from 2011 indicating that around 75 per cent of urine samples from athletes competing in the Olympic Games contain measurable levels of caffeine,” said lead […]

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Star Japanese Olympic swimmer diagnosed with leukaemia

Rikako Ikee holds multiple national records, including the 100-meter butterfly. She won six gold medals at last year’s Asian Games and was named the meet’s best swimmer. She had been expected to do well at her home Olympics next year. Ikee returned home early from training in Australia. Around 2PM local time on Tuesday, she […]

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