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The positives and negatives of exercise

We all know that exercise is good for us. The lists of benefits that exercise can give us is as wide as it is varied; it lowers our risk of obesity, metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular disease. It provides a mental health benefit. It reduces our chances of having low bone mineral density. It’s an important part of the healthy aging process, with exercise allowing for a maintenance of muscle strength as we grow older, making us less likely to suffer from falls, and keeping us mobile and active for much longer. Read more

Sports Science Monthly – March 2017

This month we take a look at a wide range of different findings in the field of sports science. To begin with, we have a consensus statement on immunity within athletes, followed by papers examining issues such as the best exercise for hamstring strength, postactivation potentiation, overtraining, readiness to train, as well as a quick fire round up to finish. Read more

Is Your Daily Workout Making You Sick?

One of the major reasons people work out is for the health benefits exercising is associated with. Whether it’s lowering cholesterol levels or simply shedding a few pounds here and there we can all agree exercise is beneficial in our daily life. But how much is too much and can it be making you sick? I got on this topic after doing some research for my baseball players in regards to the myth that pitchers need to run long distance after a start to “flush” the system. Which, by the way is not true and will simply make the pitcher slower by promoting slow twitch muscle fiber activation as well as extremely tight in muscles in places a pitcher shouldn’t be tight in. Read more