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Graphic of heart rhythms to show atrial fibrillation

Atrial Fibrillation in Athletes

By Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, JD, MA / November 9, 2021

For athletes, the risk of experiencing irregular heart rhythms, known as atrial fibrillation, is 2.5 times higher than it is for nonathletes.

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Iron Levels for Athletic Performance

By Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, JD, MA / November 9, 2021

Endurance athletes with naturally higher iron levels may enjoy a competitive advantage because of the boost to their oxygen capacity.

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New Risks of Steroids

By Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, JD, MA / September 27, 2021

Researchers revealed more risks of steroids, finding that using anabolic androgenic steroid over time accelerates brain aging.

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Athlete preparing breakfast

Is Breakfast Important for Athletes?

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / September 27, 2021

Is breakfast important for athletic performance? Even if you plan on exercising later, it can be important not to skimp on a morning meal.

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Relative energy deficiency in athletes

Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / September 7, 2021

Relative energy deficiency in sport is a term describing a mismatch between calorie intake by athletes and what they expend training.

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Plate of food from a keto diet for athletes

Keto Diet for Athletes

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / September 7, 2021

To suss out the keto diet for athletes, researchers reviewed a studies involving endurance athletes from various disciplines.

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Athletes performing complex training movements

Complex Training Workout for Athletes

By Alicia Filley, MS, PT / September 3, 2021

To make the most of athletic training, take a look at complex training, which combines strength training with plyometric drills.

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Trainer using Pilates for athletes

The Benefits of Pilates for Athletes

By Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, JD, MA / August 13, 2021

Studies have examined the many qualitative benefits of Pilates practice. How do these benefits come into play with Pilates for athletes?

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Young athletes playing soccer

Concussion Recovery in Young Athletes

By Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, JD, MA / August 9, 2021

Research shares important information about mental health and concussion recovery in young athletes using assessments and interventions.

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Athlete consuming pink sports drink

Sports Drink Color Affects Performance

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / August 9, 2021

Turns out that even the color of sports drinks may enhance feelings of refreshment and revival, increasing exercise performance.

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Older athletes hiking outside

Do Older Athletes Have an Edge?

By Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, JD, MA / June 7, 2021

Boost the morale of older athletes by letting them know that, in certain sports, age is an advantage, according to recent findings.

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Sports Supplements Changing Athlete Attitudes

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / May 10, 2021

Depending on the sport and level of competition, 40%–100% of athletes use sports supplements, such as creatine and certain stimulants.

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Sleep and injury risk for athletes

Get Your Sleep Before a Big Game

By Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, JD, MA / March 8, 2021

College athletes who skimp on sleep may be increasing their risk for injury, according to a small study by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers.

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