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Scientists Figure Out Why High Intensity Training Can Be As Effective As Longer Exercise

Scientists Figure Out Why High Intensity Training Can Be As Effective As Longer Exercise | Curtin Exercise and Sports Science | Scoop.it
Researchers from Stockholm’s Karolinska Institute have discovered how high-intensity interval training (HIIT) can deliver similar health benefits to prolonged endurance exercises. HIIT is an exercise strategy that alternates short, intense anaerobic activity with a less intense recovery period. 
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Advancements in wearable technology present an ethical quagmire for professional sports leagues

Advancements in wearable technology present an ethical quagmire for professional sports leagues | Curtin Exercise and Sports Science | Scoop.it
Scott Stinson: One of the key elements is that the advances in technology have outpaced the rules in the collective bargaining agreements
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mHealthApps: A Repository and Database of Mobile Health Apps

mHealthApps: A Repository and Database of Mobile Health Apps | Curtin Exercise and Sports Science | Scoop.it

The market of mobile health (mHealth) apps has rapidly evolved in the past decade. With more than 100,000 mHealth apps currently available, there is no centralized resource that collects information on these health-related apps for researchers in this field to effectively evaluate the strength and weakness of these apps.

Objective

The objective of this study was to create a centralized mHealth app repository. We expect the analysis of information in this repository to provide insights for future mHealth research developments.

Methods

We focused on apps from the two most established app stores, the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. We extracted detailed information of each health-related app from these two app stores via our python crawling program, and then stored the information in both a user-friendly array format and a standard JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) format.

Results

We have developed a centralized resource that provides detailed information of more than 60,000 health-related apps from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. Using this information resource, we analyzed thousands of apps systematically and provide an overview of the trends for mHealth apps.

Conclusions

This unique database allows the meta-analysis of health-related apps and provides guidance for research designs of future apps in the mHealth field.


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Even if obesity were a disease, exercise may be too bitter a pill

Even if obesity were a disease, exercise may be too bitter a pill | Curtin Exercise and Sports Science | Scoop.it
Most of us know that obesity is a growing problem across the globe but would you call it a disease? While it may seem like a semantic debate, it is actually a serious issue with major implications.
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Fast bowlers who bowl no-balls in cricket need to do the maths

Fast bowlers who bowl no-balls in cricket need to do the maths | Curtin Exercise and Sports Science | Scoop.it
Good fast bowlers add plenty of spice to the game of cricket but they’re also prone to bowling no-balls. If they just started their run ups from a little further back most could probably eliminate no-balls…
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Sports and fitness wearables to look forward to in 2015 - Pocket-lint

Sports and fitness wearables to look forward to in 2015 - Pocket-lint | Curtin Exercise and Sports Science | Scoop.it
Sports and fitness is firmly on the wearable agenda, with plenty of new innovative devices launching over the past year. Well, 2015 has a lot in store
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Top 10 Power Measurement Tools in Strength and Conditioning - Freelap USA

Top 10 Power Measurement Tools in Strength and Conditioning  - Freelap USA | Curtin Exercise and Sports Science | Scoop.it
A comparison of the systems available for measuring power in the weight room.

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Does my bum look big in this? The 3D self replica and you

Does my bum look big in this? The 3D self replica and you | Curtin Exercise and Sports Science | Scoop.it
3D printing, once an arcane technology used mainly for developing industrial prototypes, is rapidly moving into everyday life. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the phenomenon of the 3D self replica…
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Does Leg and Hip Asymmetry Need to Be ‘Corrected’?

Does Leg and Hip Asymmetry Need to Be ‘Corrected’? | Curtin Exercise and Sports Science | Scoop.it
The quest for body symmetry is something that a number of medical and fitness professionals over-emphasize in their treatment or exercise program design. For example, in the National Academy of Sports Medicine’s Corrective Exercise Specialist manual, “abnormal” gait movement patterns, such as hip hike and excessive pelvic rotation, are indicators that certain muscles are “weak.” […]
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Symmetry does "normally" exist but with some variability able to be accommodated by the system during submaximal tasks. Studies analysed a single left and right foot contact during walking gait?

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Australia vying to be world champion of inactivity

Australia vying to be world champion of inactivity | Curtin Exercise and Sports Science | Scoop.it
If we could go back 100 years in a time machine, what would kids be like? They’d be shorter, leaner, probably dirtier and less well-fed — but would they be fitter? It turns out we actually have a beautiful…
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Exclusive: Jens Voigt's hour record Trek bike | Cyclingnews.com

Exclusive: Jens Voigt's hour record Trek bike | Cyclingnews.com | Curtin Exercise and Sports Science | Scoop.it
The bike Voigt will use for the attempt
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NFL players will wear RFID chips this season to track their movements

NFL players will wear RFID chips this season to track their movements | Curtin Exercise and Sports Science | Scoop.it
This year's football season is set to begin in September, and for the first time 17 National Football League stadiums will employ radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology to better track...
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The AFL Is Testing Smart Footballs That Know Where They Are

The AFL Is Testing Smart Footballs That Know Where They Are | Curtin Exercise and Sports Science | Scoop.it
We’re pretty comfortable with the idea of involving technology in sports, from the mundane usage of broadcast footage to aid a score review to f...
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The Football of Tomorrow Will Be Connected—And Undeflatable - WIRED

The Football of Tomorrow Will Be Connected—And Undeflatable - WIRED | Curtin Exercise and Sports Science | Scoop.it
At the old school factory where Wilson makes every NFL ball, there are some very new ideas being tried out that could change our understanding of the game.

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Video series to teach the science behind cycling

Video series to teach the science behind cycling | Curtin Exercise and Sports Science | Scoop.it
Edmund Acevedo, Ph.D, professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University, has always been passionate about athletes and health.
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Obesity wars revisited: is it the meat or the motion?

Obesity wars revisited: is it the meat or the motion? | Curtin Exercise and Sports Science | Scoop.it
Obesity researchers have been in a tug of war about obesity for decades now. So what does the evidence show about the latest offensive in the obesity wars?
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EMEA: Heddoko smart sports wearable technology - RCR Wireless News

EMEA: Heddoko smart sports wearable technology - RCR Wireless News | Curtin Exercise and Sports Science | Scoop.it
Heddoko provides smart sports wearable technology that enables the user to track and correct small precise movements that will up their game.
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Does my BMI look big in this? And does it really matter?

Does my BMI look big in this? And does it really matter? | Curtin Exercise and Sports Science | Scoop.it
This month, the toxic combination of extreme heat and summer holidays will probably mean that you’re going to expose more flesh than you would like to someone whose opinion you care about. January is the…
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This Guy's Quest to Track Every Shot in the NBA Changed Basketball Forever | WIRED

This Guy's Quest to Track Every Shot in the NBA Changed Basketball Forever | WIRED | Curtin Exercise and Sports Science | Scoop.it
Kirk Goldsberry Jeff Wilson As a kid, Kirk Goldsberry was a rabid basketball fan. But this was the 1980s, and living near Penn State meant his house wasn't quite close enough to Philadelphia to get 76ers games on TV. And so, casting about for a team, he latched on to Dominique Wilkins and the Atlanta…

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10 Reasons Sports Teams Should Use Fatigue Science Technology - Fatigue Science

10 Reasons Sports Teams Should Use Fatigue Science Technology - Fatigue Science | Curtin Exercise and Sports Science | Scoop.it
Sport performance consultant, Dr. Jonathan Bloomfield, lists his top 10 reasons for teams to use Fatigue Science technology.

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Ice bath after exercise? The benefits might be in your head

Ice bath after exercise? The benefits might be in your head | Curtin Exercise and Sports Science | Scoop.it
Whether an athlete has endured the repeated joint stresses of a marathon run, or the relentless battery of hits during a football match, many will opt for a post-activity polar plunge into an ice-cold…
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CSIRO's heart attack app proving a lifesaver

CSIRO's heart attack app proving a lifesaver | Curtin Exercise and Sports Science | Scoop.it
An Australian life-saving smartphone app is helping heart attack survivors stick to their rehabilitation program and avoid a fatal second bout.
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NFL Partners With Zebra Technologies To Provide Next Generation Player Tracking

NFL Partners With Zebra Technologies To Provide Next Generation Player Tracking | Curtin Exercise and Sports Science | Scoop.it
That National Football League (NFL) has announced the implementation of a revolutionary new technology that will allow it to track players in real-time.  The partnership with Zebra Technologies includes the installation of the company's real-time location system (RTLS) in 17 stadiums for the 2014 NFL Season. The system includes receivers [...]
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Can a human ever run 100m under nine seconds?

Can a human ever run 100m under nine seconds? | Curtin Exercise and Sports Science | Scoop.it
It is never easy to run 100m in less than ten seconds, as the recent Commonwealth Games demonstrated. However, as the world record stands at 9.58 seconds, the attention in recent years has turned to whether…
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