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    Hair transplant in Turkey: 10 reasons to choose to travel to this country

    Losing your hair can be a fact of life, but it doesn’t have to last forever. It is now becoming more and more common for people to look to cosmetic procedures to change aspects of their physical appearance, and hair loss is one of them. There are many reasons to travel to Turkey for the treatments, as described by movieclose, but here is a summary of the top 10 reasons almost 60,000 people every year are choosing Turkey as the place to go. Hair transplants actually work permanently Over the years there have been so many treatments available for hair loss that simply give false hope. Once hair loss has…

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    Do genes determine our sporting performance?

    There are sports such as weightlifting, marathon and speed 100 meters, in which performance depends almost exclusively on these variables (strength, endurance and speed). Other mixed sports depend on the optimal use of combinations between different abilities and even tactics, strategy and synergy with other athletes (football, tennis …). To stand out in a sport, especially in those that require purer capacities, is conditioned by the ability that our muscles have to contract with more or less intensity at greater or lesser speed, using for it different metabolic substrates (‘gasoline vs. Diesel’). The muscle specialises in adapting to the stimulus in order to carry out this stimulus in the future…

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    The trick to improve marksmanship, explained by science

    Throwing an object with enough skill to impact its fate is a more complex action than you think, whether you’re playing on the world’s best basketball team or throwing paper balls into the garbage can. If you want to improve your aim, going too fast is not the best advice. Humans have developed a unique ability with respect to other animals, and that is aim. Throwing an object to reach a target, moving or not, was an essential skill for our ancestors, who had to perfect in order to hunt and survive. Now a team of scientists at Harvard University has figured out the best way to hit a target.…

  • Fitness and Wellness

    Why are children tireless?

    The vitality and energy of children seem almost inexhaustible. Everyone has at some point in their lives experienced clear evidence that, as we grow, we lose that kind of “superpower. Now, a study has come up with the empirical explanation of why during childhood we are able to play, jump and run for hours without getting so tired. The main results have revealed that children’s muscles not only show great resistance to exhaustion, but also recover from intense exercise more quickly than adult athletes. According to Sébastien Ratel, professor of Exercise Physiology at the University of Clermont Auvergne (France) and researcher of the project, “children can get tired earlier than…

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    Why do athletes run counterclockwise?

    At the end of the 19th century, sports competitions and outdoor activities experienced an unusual boom among the population, especially in the middle and upper classes. In the United Kingdom, one of the places where this practice was most successful, the king sport was athletics. Those competitive sports in the form of endurance racing or speed became the great pastime of the time. In the absence of an international body to regulate the development of these events, the fans decided to make their own rules. In the case of races, British athletes chose to follow their country’s traffic rules, which obliged them to drive in the left lane. They agreed…

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    Benefits of Swimming for the Brain

    As is well known, water is vital for human survival, but not only its consumption is the cause of all the benefits it brings us. Swimming is a fundamental complement to unleash both physical and mental improvements. This practice has always been part of our history, because far from the sporting activity, the control of water has been the great challenge pursued by ancient civilizations. For example, in Greece and Rome swimming was part of military training and also granted a social distinction between the rest of the population. For the Egyptians, swimming was part of education. In fact, these reflected the importance on the knowledge of the therapeutic properties…

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    Anabolic: this is how the body pays for the artificial search for results

    We have all heard stories about the consumption of anabolic by “obsessed” loads and the gym. Its consumption is not general, but it is widespread enough to deserve our attention and that we dedicate this article to it. We have asked one of the greatest specialists in sports medicine and doping, Franchek Drobnic, who directs the research group of the Sant Cugat del Vallés High Performance Centre, collaborates with the medical services of FC Barcelona and is a member of the therapeutic use exemption committee of the Spanish Anti-Doping Agency (AEPSAD), about the risks of consuming anabolic agents. What are anabolic agents? First of all, it is important to clarify…

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    Baths in cold water to recover the musculature: yes or no?

    Years ago, scientific research began to call into question the widespread belief that ice-water immersion baths after intense training only have beneficial effects on the athlete’s recovery. The debate has focused mainly on long-term effects. In healthmásdeporte we have echoed the latest review study and some of the most relevant studies on the subject, and we have spoken with a physiotherapist to try to clarify this issue. Marco Aurelio Toral, physiotherapist at Clinicas Beiman, explains that a bath of ice water or ice can be useful in specific cases, but does not recommend its use by system. “Inserting the contrast bath as systematic after training can be a mistake,” he…

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    Does sex affect sports performance before competing?

    The idea that sex alters sports performance originated thousands of years ago. Ancient Greek, Roman and Chinese civilizations already spoke about the negative influence of this variant of physical exercise before a competition. This idea, in one way or another, has reached our days, but is it true that having sex the night before an event has a negative impact on the performance of athletes? Here’s the controversy. The negative effects of sex on athletes are rooted in mythology and religion, which gave semen a supposed divine energy. Their retention, for this reason, would enhance strength, endurance and virility in the case of men, three good allies for sports competition.…

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    Don’t burn your children: multi-sport is the best thing

    If you have sons or daughters old enough to start playing sports, you may have asked yourself the question: should I play several sports, or is it better to specialize already in a particular one? In health+sports we have transferred this doubt to psychologists, sports doctors and traumatologists and all agree: from both the physical and psychological point of view it is preferable that children at an early age practice several sports. This is also what scientific research says. We will explain it to you in this article. A child is never a professional, nor a potential professional. He is neither Messi nor Garbiñe Muguruza: they are children who are…