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Sport in the time of pandemics - what is the risk

For context, Australia, where I live, currently sits at ~130 confirmed cases, which makes me feel relatively safe for now, but naturally this will get worse with time as other countries' examples ...
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Different types of nociceptors in muscle vs connective tissue?

TL;DR I'm wondering if there is any difference in the types of receptors that exist for muscles vs connective tissue. I ask because I compete in sports where I definitely strain/injure muscle, and I ...
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Heart Rate Versus Respiratory Rate

There are times when my respiratory rate increases more than my heart rate. If running or cycling at a stead state (flat terrain, constant speed), heart rate and respiratory reach some steady state. ...
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Physical activity and blood pressure

Apparently physical activity can significantly raise blood pressure. Is prolonged strenuous physical activity (8hrs+) a risk factor for the effects of high blood pressure?
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Does running help to get rid of a product put in the body by intramuscular injection?

I receive an intramuscular injection of Haldol (Haloperidol) every week. Does doing exercise (such as running) helps in getting rid of the injected Haldol?
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Playing badminton after tooth extraction [closed]

Is it advisable to play badminton after having a simple tooth extraction for one of my wisdom teeth? I have a tournament (I will be playing around 5 matches, I'm an intermediate player) in the coming ...
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Link between combat sports and mental health

Is there evidence to suggest a link between exercising of combat sports and mental health problems (in the later future). For example is there any (reaffirmed) study that shows a higher risk for ...
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Are there effects of chlorine on abrasions?

Assume you happen to have some abrasions on your arm or leg and you want to swim in a swimming pool with chlorine. Does the contact with chlorine have negative (or positive) effects regarding healing ...
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Understanding the weight difference between two brothers

There are two adult brothers, 5 years apart. The weight difference between them is minor, but remarkable and incomprehensible given the circumstances. As we cannot come up with a plausible explanation,...
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Doing Sports while having Mono

Terribly sorry to bother you with this. I'm a 28 year old bloke & last week I was diagnosed with infective mononucleosis. However I barely show any symptoms and I feel pretty good. I only went to ...
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Is there literature or publications where I can find scientific explanation for muscle growth?

Recently I've got into the argument which involved muscle growth, muscle pain, DOMS and lactic acid. I tried serfing web, but it's hardly trustworthy source of information (to be precise it's REALLY ...
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How to measure body fitness

I am wondering if here is any clue/algorithm/generally well recognized equation to measure body fitness according to/considering average daily/periodic step count data, walking distance, sports and ...
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How about afterwork jogging after drinking a lot of caffee?

I drink many caffee in a workday to boost my work performance (normally 3-4 cups of middle strong arabica). After work, I would like to do some jogging (maybe around 5 km) to boost my health. Isn't ...
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Does the use of salbutamol by a asthma sufferer significantly improve his sport performances?

I was born a asthma sufferer. My asthma can be triggered by both sport and allergenes. I use a Ventolin inhaler (thus containing the active substance called "salbutamol") when the asthma becomes ...
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Maximizing breathing: one long breath or two short breaths?

As a general rule for physical exertion, continuous, rhythmic, and controlled breathing is essential. This includes short "sprint" type bursts of activity as well as long "endurance&...
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What happens when a person gets the wind knocked out of them?

I asked a question on Martial Arts.SE about why many boxers combine each punch they throw with a rapid exhalation (making a pronounced, sharp huffing or hissing sound). Some of the answers say that ...
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Applying heat therapy: heat patch vs. hot towel vs hot water before exercise

The article Muscle Strains & Heat Therapy: Warming up Your Pre-Workout Routine says: Applying heat therapy to chronic injuries and taking preventative measures for strained muscles before ...
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Mechanisms that causes prominent veins during physical exercise

I have just read this article about why veins become prominent while exercising: Why do veins pop out when exercising, and is that good or bad? I have some questions about this: The article ...
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What are the long-term health impact of dehydration before bodybuilding competitions?

Bodybuilders often dehydrate themselves before competitions. What are the long-term health impact of dehydration before bodybuilding competitions?
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Does a fungal infection transmit in swimming pools?

I've contracted a fungal infection on my nails. My doctor told me not to swim in swimming pools but in the ocean/lake, because swimming pools would make the infection worse and it could transmit to ...
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Subconcussive brain trauma

I believe American football and boxing are proven to cause brain damage. I would consider it severe and life changing. But does punching a heavy bag cause subtler brain damage? Maybe wrestling, ...
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Are football (soccer) players more likely to have bow legs (genu varum)? What can be done to alleviate it if that's the case

I play association football since a very young age. Now I notice that when I stand my knees don't really touch each other, which seems to be a typical symptom of bow legs (Genu Varum). Also, I'm a ...
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Link between extended sitting and weak quads

Is there any evidence to show that there is a link between extended periods of sitting, I have a 9 to 5 desk job plus 1hr 45 min commute, and the risk of quad tears? If not, is/are there common ...
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Quicker increase in breathing rate due to stretching/engaging tired muscles [closed]

After exercise or after eating too much food (or both) I usually become tired. I regularly observe that if I strech or engage major muscles (chest or legs) my breathing rate quickens considerably in ...
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When doing static (traditional “lean and hold” type of stretching), how long should we hold the stretch?

I was doing some muscle stretching after my daily run (the idea is to stretch to have flexible muscles) and it got me to think: is there a minimum amount of time required for the stretch to be ...
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Eating healthy and sporting, gaining weight

Hello this is my first post here. I'm trying to lose weight and I'm eating healthy and do sports for at least five days a week (Running and Cycling). I gained 100 grams in two days, what am I doing ...
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Why can't artificial tendons withstand heavy lifting?

This page from University of Washington on replacement and tendon repair says: For example, replacement joints cannot withstand heavy lifting, so we would recommend that patients avoid such ...
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Can breaststroke be harmful for the back?

I heard many contradictory things related to the harm breaststroke can do to the back. (All during informal discussions. I have no references to include here, so my question). Some say swimming can ...
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When to stretch as a sportsman

I've been hearing lots of contradictory message about stretching in relation to sports. Some says that it's no use to stretch muscle before practicing physical activities while others always do it. ...