Spinach extract improves athletic performance, shows study

According to a study conducted by a group of international researchers, including experts from Freie Universität Berlin, a chemical extract from spinach plants can be used to boost the performance of competitive athletes

Spinach extract improves athletic performance, shows studyThe 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 […]

Here is a women-only guide to running

A look at some of the biological differences that can work for and against female runners

Here is a women-only guide to runningWomen really do run the world. For nearly a decade, more women runners have been crossing the finish line than men. Globally, female race participation is up 25 percent, compared to 7 percent for men. That’s a lot of girl power, which is why we’ve created this women-only guide to running. Here you’ll find advice […]

Badminton players at risk for eye injuries, suggests study

Badminton players may be at high risk for serious eye injuries, many of which can bring on permanent vision problems or blindness, according to a study of wounds treated at a Beijing hospital

Badminton players at risk for eye injuries, suggests studyWhether 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 […]

How back pain impacts Indian sportspersons and their careers

Every year, India’s most promising athletes back out of sporting events citing back pain. There is now new data intelligence available that slots back pain into 100 different types, and offers a customised treatment plan. Will this change things for Indian sports?

How back pain impacts Indian sportspersons and their careersIndian 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 […]

Caffeine could boost exercise performance, suggests study

Taking caffeine before exercise could improve performance during a broad range of exercise tasks, according to a new review of past research

Caffeine could boost exercise performance, suggests studyIn 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 […]

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

Young adults who played in organised sports as children and teens have stronger bones than peers who were less active as kids, a new study suggests

Participating in sports during childhood may have long-term benefits for bone healthYoung 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 […]

Star Japanese Olympic swimmer diagnosed with leukaemia

Japanese swimming star Rikako Ikee has revealed she has been diagnosed with leukaemia. The 18-year-old broke the news on Tuesday on her Twitter account. The announcement from one of Japan’s strongest contenders for medals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has shocked the country

Star Japanese Olympic swimmer diagnosed with leukaemiaRikako 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 […]

Doctor’s Premier League: Cricket fever helps keep Nagpur docs fit

You might be familiar with the Twenty 20 format of cricket, as Indian cricket has taken this format and helped young talent emerge into the limelight. On similar lines doctors from Nagpur have taken this idea and utilised it in a way so that doctors can find a fun outlet at the end of the day.  Playing cricket also helps the doctors remain aware about the importance of fitness in their day to day lives

Doctor’s Premier League: Cricket fever helps keep Nagpur docs fitThese doctors have taken this idea and remoulded it in a unique way. The doctors were auctioned like player are during the IPL, with the exception that there wasn’t any money involved. This was also a good exercise to increase the camaraderie among the doctors. For instance, before the start of the tournament teams were formed […]

Are you aware of the high chances of sudden cardiac death for extreme sports persons?

A condition called ‘athlete’s heart’ wherein rhythmic disturbances and rupture of plaques in the heart may occur due to intensive training. Also, there may be exacerbation of pre-existing chronic inflammation and spread of toxins due to extreme exertion

Are you aware of the high chances of sudden cardiac death for extreme sports persons?We live in times where leading a fast-paced lifestyle is common. Despite the chaos of routine life, many seek adventure and as a result there is a rise in the incidence of individuals training in extreme sports. Extreme or adventure sports are those that involve speed, heights etc., and high level of physical exertion. The […]

Maha: Master-blaster Sachin bats for young and healthy Bharat campaign

India has the dubious reputation of being called as the diabetic capital of the world, and obesity is spreading like an epidemic. Sedentary lifestyle, no exercise and absence of activity in the daily routine are the major contributors behind this

Maha: Master-blaster Sachin bats for young and healthy Bharat campaignMaster-blaster and Bharat Ratna, Sachin Tendulkar, met Maharashtra governor C. Vidyasagar Rao on Thursday, October 4, in Mumbai. Sachin has appealed the state government to include ‘Sports’ as a subject in the curriculum in schools and colleges across the state. The cricket legend has also requested the state government to launch ‘Young and Healthy Bharat’ […]