Applied Sports Science Weekly Digest #286

by | Feb 15, 2023

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Beyond physiology: Acute effects of side-alternating whole-body vibration on well-being, flexibility, balance, and cognition using a light and portable platform A randomized controlled trial

Slips, trips and falls (STF) are the most frequent accidents in Switzerland, causing 27.7% of all accidents, i.e., about 70,000 workers, in 2020 (1). Also, STF are the most expensive accidents and yielded 41% of all accident expenditure for the years 2014 to 2018 combined. In order to be able to reduce STF incidents, risk factors must be identified (2). 

Front. Sports Act. Living | January 2023 Learn More ›

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After Dinner Rest a While, After Supper Walk a Mile?

A Systematic Review with Meta-analysis on the Acute Postprandial Glycemic Response to Exercise Before and After Meal Ingestion in Healthy Subjects and Patients with Impaired Glucose Tolerance

Exercise, i.e., walking, has a greater acute beneficial impact on postprandial hyperglycemia when undertaken as soon as possible after a meal rather than after a longer interval or before eating. 

Sports Medicine | January 2023 Learn More ›

Screening for pelvic floor symptoms in exercising women: a survey of 636 health and exercise professionals

Screening for PF symptoms in exercising women is not common practice, especially in at-risk groups such as young, high-impact athletes. Including PF questions in existing pre-exercise questionnaires and providing professional development to improve knowledge of indications for screening and evidence-based management options may facilitate early symptom identification and prevent secondary exercise cessation. 

Journal of Sports and Medicine in Science | January 2023 Learn More ›

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Chronic Effects of Static Stretching (SS) Exercises on Muscle Strength and Power in Healthy Individuals Across the Lifespan

Chronic SS exercises have the potential to improve muscle strength and power. Such improvements appear to benefit sedentary more than recreationally active participants. Likewise, chronic SS exercises result in a marked enhancement in flexibility with larger effects of passive, as compared with active, SS.

Sports Medicine | January 2023. Learn More ›

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Alexa, let’s train now! — A systematic review and classification approach to digital and home-based physical training interventions aiming to support healthy cognitive aging

This systematic review summarized the current state of the literature on the effects of digital and home-based physical training interventions on adults’ cognitive performance.

Journal of Sport and Health Science | February 2023 Learn More ›