The NBA and NFL generated rich data throughout the pandemic—and changed the way researchers thought about the coronavirus.
As players return to the field, their health is a primary concern. What was once considered routine, is now a series of choreographed steps to mitigate the risks and control the spread of COVID-19.
Of course, the goal of this Index is not to tell you that some sports stink and that some sports are better than others. Sports are not Katy Perry songs, where some are clearly better than others. A sport that is good for someone else may not be good for you and vice versa.
When a teenager is hit in the head, his brain can begin to show signs, within days, of the kind of damage associated with degenerative brain disease, according to an unsettling new study of young men and head injuries. The findings, which also involve tests with animals, indicate that this damage can occur even if the hit does not result in a full-blown concussion.
Football, the kind that actually uses the feet, may still be the most popular sport among kids globally, but few sports can match the explosive international growth of basketball over the past two decades.
Players are now trying to prevent teams from releasing injury information, which could have an impact on sports betting.
Athletes are returning to their sports uncertain about what happens if they contract the virus—or what happens next.
Young athletes are practicing too hard in just one sport, increasing the risk of injuries and burnout. New guidelines urge parents to reduce the intensity.
Few parents enroll their children in organized sports with the expectation that they will get injured. Yet children often do get hurt, and sometimes those injuries can sideline young athletes for months or an entire season and may sour them on participating in the future. The effects of sports injuries may even linger into adulthood.
Our new research shows a lack of knowledge about the condition among coaches and athletes and that hierarchical power relations and stigma are contributing to it.
One major finding of the report was that teens who participated in two or more sports were much more likely to have healthier behaviors than those who participated in just one sport.
Women are constantly on the go both at work and home. Active in Sports at all levels, women now look at exercise as a vital part of life. Through the years many people feel that women's health needs have not been met by the male dominated medical profession. Recently, the medical profession has become less male dominated with more research being undertaken on women's health issues.
Play ball! Fore! Swish! Americans love sports — watching them and playing them. But as participants, Americans' relationship with sports changes as we grow older. About three-quarters of adults say they played sports when they were younger. By the time people are in their late 20s, however, only 26 percent say they've played sports in the past year.
Making kids play team sports in PE is neither healthy nor educational.
Pink links October, breast cancer, and the NFL. But so does the color of money. And many in the cancer community feel "Breast Cancer Industry Month" is doing more harm than good.
Hopefully the purposes of sport will continue to provide visibility and create space where social change and human rights can become a core purpose of sport.
For all the advances that science has made in sport, there are few studies and little consensus about how the menstrual cycle affects athletic performance.
It’s easy to be cynical about professional sports — especially the NFL. But despite the disturbing headlines the league earned this year, ranging from lax penalties for domestic violence to a growing awareness of the impact of traumatic brain injuries, there will always be at least one silver lining for professional football.
This week, millions of Americans are obsessing over a game. The results of the game will directly affect just a few hundred players and team staff. But millions of spectators will live vicariously through the teams, their hearts pounding so furiously during tense moments that they might literally suffer heart attacks.
As pressures mount to shift to later school start times for teens many districts won’t because of sports. Athletes are trained to tough it out, push it to the limit, power through discomfort and fatigue. Districts encourage all students to participate in sports for their health and well-being. So what’s really in the best interest of teens?
There’s no solution other than to make significant changes in the way we live our lives. Healthier diets are certainly part of the answer, but a big factor — and one too often overlooked — is that we simply have to move our bodies more. We’re way too sedentary.
The sudden death of any young athlete is tragic and often comes as a shock not only to the individual’s immediate family and friends, but also to the affected community.
The United States routinely spends more tax dollars per high-school athlete than per high-school math student—unlike most countries worldwide. And we wonder why we lag in international education rankings?
MRSA, the acronym for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, was once mostly found in hospitals, clinics and other health care settings. About 20 years ago, it began afflicting athletes in contact sports. Over time, hospitals and other medical facilities developed more stringent hygiene routines that successfully reduced the prevalence of MRSA. It is these best practices that professional teams and athletic departments have spent the last decade emulating. Sports teams, even at some high schools that have the necessary budget, tended to ramp up their preventive efforts with avant-garde measures.
The story goes that the NFL concussion settlement is a historic victory for the players, but the facts show that the NFL is pulling off a historic con.
Call me skeptical, but after the series of horrific scandals the NFL has been dealing with this year I think these PSA’s, are just a pathetic attempt to salvage their badly tarnished image.
We love giving lip service to the value of fair play, but with society so often sending a different message, our kids might think we're delusional to say that cheaters never prosper.
Among female athletes, a triad of conditions is causing long-term health dangers that remain poorly understood and outside any mainstream discussion.
“Biological passports” could end abuse of performance-enhancing drugs.
The evidence that the spectating brain is also a playing brain has been mounting ever since the early 1990s, when a group of neurophysiologists at the University of Parma, Italy implanted electrodes in the brain of a macaque monkey to find out exactly which neurons fired when the monkey grasped a peanut and brought it to his mouth.
Football isn’t just a contact sport — it’s a dangerous game of massive bodies colliding into one another. And while it may seem obvious that this sport can do extraordinary damage to brains and bodies, it’s taken far too long for the NFL, the medical community, and football fans to fully reckon with this.
The income disparity in youth athletics has effects on health and success that stretch far into adulthood.
People who play a sport are more likely to stay healthy and fit as they age, according to a new study published in BMJ Open, compared to those who do other types of physical activity. Finding a sport you love early in life—and playing it often—may be the key to staying active in your 70s, 80s and beyond.
Global Sport Matters is a joint effort between the Global Sport Institute and Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. It provides an in-depth look at a broad range of topics making an impact beyond the playing field.
The inside track on world sport.
SportsRec is the number one source for all things sports and exercise. Our sports and fitness experts contribute regularly to help us provide the most relevant and accurate articles. Whether you are looking for exercises to target a specific muscle group, rules for a new sport, or how to get started with an exercise regimen, SportsRec has you covered.
Our mission is to promote sports safety and to provide essential support, education, and resources to help keep athletes safe. We want YOU involved.
Athlete Network is on a mission to help 5 million athletes advance their careers. Once an Athlete, always an Athlete. Join the movement.
Dr. Larry Creswell talking about athletes and heart health.
Protecting youth from sudden cardiac arrest.
A place for parents seeking balance, sanity and an edge in the crazy world of youth sports.
MomsTeam.com® is the premier online youth sports information gateway for the 90 million youth sports parents seeking advice, community and product information from a world-class team of expert psychologists, nutritionists, athletes, medical doctors, journalists coaches, referees and parents dedicated to one mission: to make sure that youth sports is safe for all children ages 3 to 23.
To turn no-man's lands into sports grounds, to reintegrate child soldiers into society, to help war orphans regain self confidence, to integrate refugees, to help the poor have access to education, and establish a spirit of citizenship in disadvantaged urban areas…all thanks to sport.
At PeacePlayers, we use the power of sport to unite, educate and inspire young people to create a more peaceful world. We offer sport programming, peace education, and leadership development to those living in communities in conflict.
Our Mission: To make the next generation of youth the most active and healthy. In October of 2007, the NFL launched NFL PLAY 60, a national youth health and fitness campaign focused on increasing the wellness of young fans by encouraging them to be active for at least 60 minutes a day.
The power of sport can inform, empower and transform. This is a platform to fuel and magnify the power of sport movement. This online experience is dedicated to delivering a space for people around the globe to share their power of sport stories and how sport has influenced, challenged and inspired.
Right To Play's mission is to use sport and play to educate and empower children and youth to overcome the effects of poverty, conflict and disease in disadvantaged communities.
We now have one of the industries most trusted sports medicine content library created by leading sports medicine doctors and specialists. We have over 1,000 sports medicine doctors and specialists enlisted in our directory and opening up their appointments to our SportsMD audience.
The comprehensive public outreach program focuses on the importance of sports safety-specifically relating to overuse and trauma injuries. The initiative not only raises awareness and provides education on injury reduction, but also highlights how playing safe and smart can enhance and extend a child's athletic career, improve teamwork, reduce obesity rates and create a lifelong love of exercise and healthy activity.
Welcome to the Science of Sport where we bring you the second, third, and fourth level of analysis you will not find anywhere else. Be it doping in sport, hot topics like Caster Semenya or Oscar Pistorius, or the dehydration myth, we try to translate the science behind sports and sports performance. Consider a donation if you like what you see here!
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UK Sport provides strategic investment to enable Great Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic sports and athletes to achieve their full medal winning potential.
The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), founded in 1973, is a Washington-based trade association representing ingredient suppliers and manufacturers in the dietary supplement industry. CRN members adhere to a strong code of ethics, comply with dosage limits and manufacture dietary supplements to high quality standards under good manufacturing practices.