Tag: Sports

The 6 Best Yoga Poses for Golfers

Yoga poses like side stretch can help you swing to your full potential, pain-free. (Getty Images) Every time I golf without stretching, I play at least five strokes worse. There’s good reason for that: In golf, every detail matters. If your form is slightly off, it can make the difference between an enjoyable day on

Muscular men prefer an unequal society

Men with large upper-bodies have a tendency to favour inequality in society and a limited redistribution of resources. This is the conclusion drawn by Professor Michael Bang Petersen and Associate Professor Lasse Laustsen from the Department of Political Science in a study published in the journal, Political Psychology. “The results challenge the belief that our

The dark side of sports final weekend

The biggest weekend on Australia’s sporting calendar is likely to be a fearful time for vulnerable women and children, with incidents of domestic violence expected to spike with the AFL and NRL grand finals. Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education's chief executive Michael Thorn said increased consumption of alcohol at parties celebrating season finales would

‘Football vision’ as important as ball skills, experts reveal: Young footballers would benefit from more time learning to read the field — and less on ball skills

Young footballers would become better players if coaches spent more time training them to scan the field and less on focusing on the ball. New research by sports experts at the universities of Chichester, Portsmouth, and Limerick suggests reading the game should be taught to players from a young age, in tandem with ball skills,

Social bonding key cause of soccer (football) violence

As World Cup fever sets in, increased hooliganism and football related violence are legitimate international concerns. Previous research has linked sports-related hooliganism to ‘social maladjustment’ e.g. previous episodes of violence or dysfunctional behaviour at home, work or school etc. However, social bonding and a desire to protect and defend other fans may be one of

Take time out now for school sports physicals

(HealthDay)—Most states require school athletes to have a sports physical, and now is the time to book it, doctors say. These physicals can reveal health problems that could impair athletic performance or even pose a risk of injury or death, according to Dr. John Higgins. He’s a professor of medicine at the University of Texas