The Benefits of Exercise

The Benefits of Exercise

Overuse injuries in sport

Overuse sports and exercise injuries - technical

Overuse injuries are the most common type of injury seen in a sports medicine clinic. It is usually relatively straightforward to make the diagnosis from the history and examination. However, it is equally important to determine the aetiological factors responsible for the injury to prevent a recurrence. These can be divided into training methods, equipment, and biomechanical factors (see Table 1).

Medical complications in sport

Medical complications in sport - technical.

Although injuries are the dominant feature of sports medicine, there are several well-recognized medical disorders that occur as a result of sport and physical activity. Some are associated with acute bouts of exercise and others with more prolonged periods of training. The female athlete triad is discussed earlier, and sudden cardiac death and exercise-induced asthma are dealt with elsewhere on this site.

Overtraining syndrome

Overtraining syndrome - technical

This condition and its associated symptoms are well recognized in the athletic population, but the pathophysiology is poorly understood. It tends to occur in athletes doing high-intensity endurance training and is rarely seen in those who partake in strength and power sports. It is also known as the ‘unexplained underperformance syndrome’ and can be defined as a persistent decrement in athletic performance capacity despite 2 weeks of relative rest.

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When it comes to staying healthy, the advice is endless - drink more water, exercise more, take your vitamins, eat oily fish, drink more coffee, drink less coffee. But a new study appears to simplify the key to long-term health; it suggests that by replacing 1 hour of sitting each day with walking, we can decrease our chance of early death by 12-14%.