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Effects of PGC-1α overexpression on the myogenic response during skeletal muscle regeneration

The ability of skeletal muscle to regenerate from injury is crucial for locomotion, metabolic health, and quality of life. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ coactivator-1α (PGC1A) is a transcriptional...

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Effects of a soccer-specific vertical jump on lower extremity landing kinematics

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury frequently occurs in female soccer athletes during deceleration movements such as landings. In soccer, landings mostly occur following jumping headers. Little...

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Expert group syndrome at high altitude

During a training session for the university diploma of Mountain medicine delivered by University Sorbonne Paris Nord for medical doctors, one of the participants developed signs of maladaptation to...

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C-reactive protein and telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) associate with chronic disease markers in a sample from low-income neighborhoods in Detroit, Michigan

Racial and ethnic minorities in economically deprived inner cities experience high rates of chronic diseases compared to neighborhoods with higher socioeconomic status (SES). However, these economically...

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Effects of Taijiquan and Qigong exercises on depression and anxiety levels in patients with substance use disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Previous studies have shown that Taijiquan and Qigong exercise can effectively reduce depression and anxiety in healthy and clinical populations. At present, only a few reviews have elaborated on the...

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The effect of two COVID-19 lockdowns on physical activity of school-age children

The introduction of strict quarantine restrictions in many countries initiated a direction in science to study the behavioral characteristics of children and adolescents during the social isolation...

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Assessment of sleep disturbances with the athlete sleep screening questionnaire in Chinese athletes

This study investigated the factors that are associated with sleep disturbances among Chinese athletes. Sleep quality and associated factors were assessed by the Athlete Sleep Screening Questionnaire...

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Lifestyle behaviours of immigrant and Australian children: Evidence from a nationally representative sample

This study aimed to examine the prevalence of physical activity (PA), screen time (ST), sleep, and fruit and vegetable intake of children with low-and-middle-income countries (LMIC) parents, high-income...

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Is there stability in the performance of elite half-marathoners?

The purpose of this study was to investigate the performance stability of elite half-marathoners of both sexes. The study was composed of 24 elite athletes (12 female and 12 male), ranked among the...

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Are flexibility and muscle-strengthening activities associated with functional limitation?

This retrospective cohort study examined the relationship between self-reported participation in flexibility and muscular strengthening activities and the development of functional limitation (i.e.,...

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Match and training injury incidence in rugby league: A systematic review, pooled analysis, and update on published studies

In studies reporting rugby league injuries, match injuries varied depending upon participation level. To review and update pooled data estimates for rugby league injury epidemiology and add information...

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Association between physical activity energy expenditure and cardiometabolic risk factor clustering among Chinese adults in 2015

To understand the association between cardiometabolic risk factor (CMRF) clustering and physical activity (PA) levels, we included 86520 Chinese adults aged 18–64 years having at least one CMRF (hypertension,...

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How to be a better scientist: Lessons from scientific philosophy, the historical development of science, and past errors within exercise physiology

What is science? While a simple question, the answer is complex. Science is a process involving human behaviour, and due to the human influence, science is often not pursued correctly. In fact, one...

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Yoga and mental health among Brazilian practitioners during COVID-19: An internet-based cross-sectional survey

This study aimed to describe yoga practice and verify its association with depression, anxiety, and stress during the COVID-19 pandemic among Brazilian practitioners. A cross-sectional anonymous online...

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Chinese Compilation of Physical Activities in healthy adults aged 18–64: Categories and metabolic intensities

A Chinese Compilation of Physical Activities was compiled to estimate the energy costs of physical activities (PAs) using data on adults aged 18–64. Data were obtained from published articles and laboratory...

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Acute exercise in ozone-polluted air induces apoptosis in rat quadriceps femoris muscle cells via mitochondrial pathway

Ozone (O3) pollution can decrease sport performance and induce respiratory toxicity, but relatively few studies have investigated its effects on skeletal muscles. We randomly assigned rats to the following...

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Biomechanics analysis of seven Tai Chi movements

This study examined the maximum joint angles and moments, and electromyography (EMG) activity of the lower limbs in an experienced Tai Chi (TC) practitioner in performing four dynamic (Repulse Monkey,...

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How to boost the effects of exercise to favor traumatic brain injury outcome

Physical rehabilitation is an effective therapy to normalize weaknesses encountered with neurological disorders such as traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, the efficacy of exercise is limited during...

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24-Hour movement behaviours and COVID-19 among children in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: A repeat cross-sectional study

This study investigated how children's 24-hour (24-h) movement behaviours were affected by SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Previous research examined 24-h movement behaviours in...

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Physical activity and emotions in a period of social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Social distancing (SD) to prevent SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) transmission reduced practices of physical activities (PA) and changed emotional conditions, but the relationship between PA and the emotions...

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Exercise during weight-loss improves hepatic mitophagy

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has recently become a public health concern concurrent with the obesity crisis. Previous work has shown aberrant mitochondrial content/quality and autophagy...

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Psychophysiological effects of rhythmic music combined with aerobic exercise in college students with minimal depressive symptoms

Mental health problems are common during the transition from adolescence to young adulthood. Previous studies reported that rhythmic music plus aerobic exercise can have a beneficial effect on emotional...

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Why Pheidippides could not believe in the ‘Central Governor Model’: Popper's philosophy applied to choose between two exercise physiology theories

An important epistemological problem has been faced by Exercise Physiologists. On one hand, one theory explains the fatigue through a ceiling effect of oxygen uptake. On the other hand, the new theory...

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Effect of exercise on inhibitory control is dose-dependent for adolescents

Adolescence is an important stage for brain maturation. To investigate the effect of different exercise doses on inhibitory control in adolescents aged 12 to 14-year old, an after-school exercise program...

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Muscle recruitment patterns and saddle pressure indexes with alterations in effective seat tube angle

Alteration of the effective seat tube angle (ESTA) may affect muscle activation patterns of the lower limbs in cycling. There is conflicting evidence due to inadequate kinematic controls in previous...

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