A variant of Piezo1 may boost tendon strength and, subsequently, athletic ability.
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The discovery of the role that the protein Piezo1 plays in touch and body awareness won the 2021 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine. Piezo1 may also be a significant player in motor function.
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The muscle benefits of a brief ‘priming’ workout seem to last longer than a last-minute warm up.
Office of the Sport Integrity Commissioner (OSIC) is an important first step, but for meaningful change to take place the federal government must embrace an independent, third-party judicial inquiry.
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The federal government has created a Sport Integrity Commissioner to help athletes dealing with abuse. But for change to be meaningful, third-party investigators must be part of the process.
Forty is the new thirty.
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Better knowledge of the right training strategies is one reason more athletes are continuing to compete longer than they used to.
Athlete stories should prompt a shift in coach behaviour that encourages clarity and resets expectations and boundaries.
Sport organizations have repeatedly come under fire with frequent allegations of toxic culture. This leaves sport practitioners with the question, where do we start? Our answer: The coach.
Some high-profile athletes have gone public with their mental health struggles. But it’s rare we hear from coaches. That needs to change.
Staying hydrated is part of staying safe during summer workouts.
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The first two weeks of preseason training are the toughest as players’ bodies acclimatize to running hard in the heat. An exercise scientist explains the risks.
Many young athletes spend hours in the hot sun every day.
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Summer sports camps and pre-season training often have kids running hard in high heat and humidity. The combination can be deadly.
Sports-related sexual assaults often take place in the locker room.
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Often dismissed as ‘horseplay,’ sexual assaults perpetrated by boys athletes against their teammates persist in high school sports, a researcher observes.
Team Canada at the Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany in 2019.
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Moving towards an athlete-centred approach to sport is one step in the right direction
New mom Natalie Geisenberger, of Germany, celebrates winning the gold medal in luge women’s singles at the 2022 Winter Olympics.
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Sport policy and practices to support pregnant athletes impacts athletes across all levels of sport. We have an opportunity to change the future for athletes.
Many Olympians have reported feeling depressed after the Games.
Some reports suggest around 24% of Olympians and Paralympians suffer with poor mental health after the Games.
Football, as a mirror to society?
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As the Los Angeles Rams prepare to take on the Cincinnati Bengals, The Conversation takes a critical look at some of the biggest news stories from the past NFL season.
Athletes who saw stressful situations as a challenge had better mental health.
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Accepting and embracing stress may just help us improve our mental health.
When we think of sports, we often think of them at the elite level, like professional or Olympic athletes.
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A strong sport system allows for coordinated policy implementation, evaluation and outcomes related to health, citizenship and community development that are accessible and realized for all Canadians.
Shows of support for Marcus Rashford.
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How clubs and support teams can help deflect the negative impact of social media.
Sports trading cards can be used as teaching tools.
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Student math skills dropped during the pandemic. A business professor believes using sports cards in class could help turn that around.
Throughout the pandemic, sporting organisations have proven they can organise large-scale events in a safe and responsible way, without mandated vaccines for athletes.
The Beach Handball Euro 2017 Hungary vs. Norway in Zagreb, Croatia.
While the style and fit of sport apparel may seem like a minor detail in the broader scheme of things, what if it’s not? Let’s let women and girls dress for the role they want to play in women’s sport.
The sporting world is finally opening up for all athletes.