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CAN SLEEP TRACKERS HELP IMPROVE OUR SLEEP HYGIENE?

Sleep Trackers have been around for more than a decade, and these apps or devices are aimed to measure the amount and quality of our sleep.

LACK OF SLEEP WEAKENS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM AND DELAYS RECOVERY FOR ATHLETES

Among the many benefits of sleeping well, for athletes there is one very important reason and that’s why they need to sleep more hours: they need to restore the balance to their immune system.

A NEW DISCOVERY OPENS THE DOOR FOR PROBIOTICS TO BOOST ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE

Interest in the human microbiome is on the rise in the scientific community. These microorganisms living in our intestines not only help in terms of digestion, but they also influence the way we eat and the development of every aspect of our metabolism.

FOODS THAT ARE VERY HEALTHY BUT ARE NOT RECOMMENDED DURING EXERCISE

There are all sorts of very healthy foods that are recommended as part of an elite athlete’s diet.

THE BENEFITS OF TAKING A NAP FOR YOUNG ATHLETES

A short nap can reinforce the memory of what was learned just as well as a full night’s sleep.

OUR BRAIN HINDERS SLEEP THE FIRST NIGHT AWAY FROM HOME, BUT WE CAN STOP THIS FROM HAPPENING

Not feeling rested after your first night away from home is normal and has traditionally been associated to psychological factors or fatigue from having travelled the day before.

MENTAL FATIGUE IN ELITE FOOTBALL: THE IMPORTANCE OF HOLIDAYS

Players simply train and compete a lot and we know that there is a high risk of injury and of physical fatigue when players train and compete too much.

PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL PLAYERS AND HOLIDAYS, PREPARING FOR THE COMING SEASON

The competitive season in team sports is often divided into 3 phases with very different objectives: the pre-season (lasting 4-6 weeks), the competitive season (9-10 months) and the off-season or holiday period (4-6 weeks).

WHAT ROLE DO ANTIOXIDANTS PLAY FOR ELITE ATHLETES?

Right after we are born, our bodies begin to oxidise. This is a natural process that results from our exposure to various elements such as pollution, an excess of solar radiation, stress and even physical exercise.

MEDICAL CHALLENGES IN WOMEN’S FOOTBALL

The relationship between health and athletic performance go hand in hand, and elite sports couldn’t be understood without the direct supervision of specialized doctors.