Questions tagged [sports]

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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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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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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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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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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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Evidence-based medicine: muscle/tendon injury due to imbalance of opposing muscle groups?

I'm a distance runner and over the decades have dealt with a variety of mild to moderate problems including plantar fasciitis, calf and hamstring strains, and achilles strains. When I look at the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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CAQI max level to do outdoor sport?

The CAQI (Common Air Quality Index) in my region has been around 60-70 because of smog for the last few days. That's around 105-125 in US AQI scale. What is the maximum CAQI (or US AQI) level at which ...
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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?