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‘Inheritance of athletic ability’: An overview on the influence of genetic background in sports performance

Athletic ability depends on certain factors like strength and composition of skeletal muscles, body morphology, aerobic endurance, flexibility, cognitive development and injury susceptibility. These factors are largely associated with an individual’s genotype and its background. But how far genetic background can become a contributing factor in sports excellence?   Genes …

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An overview on how dehydration affects our sports performance

High intensity exercise bouts sometimes lead to dehydration. But dehydration is often overlooked and that affects our sports performance. Prolonged duration of physical activity can cause an increase in the body’s core temperature. This leads to loss of fluids and electrolytes due to increased sweating causing dehydration. Dehydration occurs when …

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Does immune system respond to exercise? The answer lies deep as the Covid threat still lurks

Does exercise have any impact on our immune system? This question is being asked more and more as the novel coronavirus spreads. Well it does boost or rather stimulate your immune system! But there is a catch here-Not all exercise is completely helpful to your immune system—especially with a viral …

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