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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.

IRREGULAR SLEEP: THE ENEMY OF PERFORMANCE IN TEENAGERS

There is an increasing tendency among teenagers all over the world to sleep fewer hours during the week and to make up for it over the weekend.

THE USE OF WELLNESS QUESTIONNAIRES IN FOOTBALL

Training load (TL) management is a key component for optimising performance. Understanding TL will allow us to evaluate fatigue and to anticipate overload and overtraining in order to minimise injury risk.

RECOVERY AFTER SPORTS ACTIVITY AND THE FOUR RS OF NUTRITION

Nutrition plays a major role and has a great impact on all aspects of our lives. It is even more important when we are talking about recovery post-exercise.

THE ROLE OF NUTRITION IN ELITE SPORTS

Nutrition should help optimise everyone’s health, but for athletes also optimises performance and it is a key component for reaching one’s maximum physical development.

COLD THERAPY TO IMPROVE POST-EXERCISE RECOVERY. IS THIS METHOD TRULY EFFECTIVE?

Facilitating proper recovery after training sessions is essential to improve the athlete’s performance.

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TRAINING AND COMPETING IN HEAT

When athletes train or compete in a hot environment, their body temperature increases and a series of mechanisms for eliminating heat are triggered.

THE PLANTARIS TENDON, A NEW PLAYER FOR RESISTANT ACHILLES TENDINOPATHIES

Chronic Achilles tendinopathy is one of the most common tendon disorders, both for athletes and for people who are not necessarily involved in sports.

MANAGING FAMILIAL HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIA IN ELITE ATHLETES

FC Barcelona’s first team doctors Mindaugas Gudelis and Ricard Pruna reviewed a series of cases and carried out a brief clinical analysis of familial hypercholesterolemia in high-performance athletes in an article for the scientific journal Apunts Medicina de L’Esport.