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  • Confirmed: exercising during pregnancy is good for mother and baby

    Verónica Fuentes | 28 August 2017 09:30

    Spanish researchers have clarified doubts over the physical activity recommended during pregnancy. Their work highlights how exercise should be taken not only by healthy, previously active women, but that it is also a good time to adopt a healthy lifestyle. There are clear advantages for both the mother and baby.

  • Are your muscles genetically prepared to run a marathon?

    Verónica Fuentes | 05 April 2017 10:11

    For a few years, running has been fashionable. But there is a great difference between the physical demands of running a few kilometres and doing a marathon. Now Spanish researchers have concluded that genetics plays an essential role in success when completing this long distance.

  • The more you run, the denser your bones will be

    SINC | 18 April 2016 08:55

    Spanish researchers have analysed the effect of endurance running training on the stiffness index, a variable that is directly related to bone quality. The results confirm that the greater the race distance that is trained, the better; this can be used, therefore, to prevent the progressive decline in bone mineral density that occurs with age.

  • Are you what you sweat?

    SINC | 28 March 2016 09:10

    Spanish researchers have analysed how the sodium lost through sweat during a marathon influences the maintenance of stable and physiologically sound conditions that allow the body to carry out its functions. Excessive electrolyte loss may lead to a medical problem known as hyponatraemia.

  • Salt increases physical performance in resistance competitions

    La prueba ½ Ironman es una carrera de triatlón de media distancia, que consta de 1,9 km de natación, 90 km de ciclismo y 21,1 km de atletismo. / Chad Johnson

    SINC | 03 March 2015 10:30

    Spanish researchers have analysed the effectiveness of salt on sports performance in triathletes. The athletes who added this supplement to their usual hydration routines during the competition took 26 minutes less to complete a medium-distance triathlon course than those who only used sports drinks.

  • Energy drinks cause insomnia and nervousness in athletes

    Más del 50% de los deportistas toman bebidas energéticas en los entrenamientos e incluso antes de las competiciones. / SINC

    SINC | 01 October 2014 10:03

    A study analysing the positive and negative effects of energy drinks on athletes has seen that, although in principle their sports performance was seen to improve by between 3% and 7%, there was also an increase in the frequency of insomnia, nervousness and the level of stimulation in the hours following competition.

  • Marathon runners’ times develop in a U shape

    SINC | 27 May 2014 10:42

    Spanish researchers have demonstrated that the relationship between marathon running times and the age of the athlete is U-shaped. The work shows the unusual fact that it takes an 18-year-old athlete the same amount of time to finish a marathon as a 55- or 60-year-old runner.

  • Training like a Paleolithic human makes you a better athlete


    SINC | 11 September 2013 10:00

    A review in the journal ‘Sports Medicine’ concludes that our ancestors´ lifestyle would help modern athletes to adapt better to training and improve their performance.

  • Eating eggs is not linked to high cholesterol in adolescents

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    SINC | 17 July 2013 10:00

    Although in the late 20th century it was maintained that eating more than two eggs a week could increase cholesterol, in recent years experts have begun to refute this myth. Now, a new study has found that eating more eggs is not associated with higher serum cholesterol in adolescents, regardless of how much physical activity they do.

  • A statistical model predicts the number of goals for each footballer

    Leo Messi

    SINC | 28 May 2013 10:00

    After analysing football league players over nine seasons, from 2000 to 2009, Spanish researchers have come up with a mathematical method for estimating the goal-scoring performance of each player. According to their ranking, the most able strikers are Messi, Ronaldo Nazário, Makkay, Villa and Etoo.