The results of a research collaboration between Tamagawa University and Kobe University indicate that people who are physically active during childhood have higher cognitive functions in later life. Participants who exercised when they were children did better on cognitive tests regardless of their current age. However, no such relationship was found between task performance and post-childhood exercise- suggesting that exercise during childhood is particularly important for brain development and long-term cognitive health.
New technologies allow users to do things like race their real bikes against other real people in a virtual world, and a new study outlines what motivates people to use these online platforms. The findings offer insights for future iterations of these technologies -- and how to market them.
Those in love with the outdoors can spend their entire lives chasing that perfect campsite. New University of Montana research suggests what they are trying to find.
High running capacity is associated with health and longevity. However, whether high genetic running capacity promotes more efficient metabolism with aging is not known. A new study reveals that adipose tissue may have a key role in healthy aging.
A study of NCAA Division I college football games found a significant association between the performance of away teams and both their direction of travel and the time of day when games were played.
After winning the FIFA World Cup, France could also win the European Football Championship - this is the conclusion of researchers from the Universities of Innsbruck (Austria) and Ghent (Belgium), the Technical Universities of Dortmund and Munich (Germany) and Molde University College (Norway). England and Spain also have a good chance of winning the title, according to the forecast.
In the German Bundesliga, FC Bayern Munich has just become champion for the ninth time in a row. Yet there are always those great moments in professional football that come like a bolt out of the blue, for example Greece winning the European Championship title in 2004 or Leicester City's grabbing that sensational Premier League title in 2016, which begs the question: can we always find a systematic explanation for success? Or does chance ultimately play a decisive role?
According to a pilot study published in ARRS' American Journal of Roentgenology, the flexed elbow valgus external rotation (FEVER) view can improve MRI evaluation of the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in Major League Baseball pitchers. The increased joint space width confirms elbow valgus stress with FEVER view. Diagnostic confidence increased, and additional UCLs were identified as abnormal.
Regular strength and impact-type training may decrease or even prevent age-related bone deterioration in men, new research at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, shows.
Public use of parks and reserves increased only slightly during last year's COVID-19 national lockdown despite gyms and sports facilities shutting down, a University of Queensland study found.