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All forms of competitive physical activity which, through casual or organized participation, aim to use, maintain or improve physical fitness and provide entertainment to participants.

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Is stretching beneficial after exercise?

A quick internet search on stretching reveals that, if physiologists were a bit more belligerent, the question of whether or not to stretch after exercise is something actual wars could be fought over....
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Do ion bracelets work?

I recently came across a new kind of sports enhancement bracelet. Apparently it emits positive ions that are good for you. The bracelet is also a watch. There are credible scientific studies on ...
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Did the Twitter account Fifndhs predict the exact World Cup results ahead of time?

There was a feeling of exhilaration and excitement on Twitter, with the Twitter account @FifNdhs called “FIFA Corruption” seemingly having predicted the final result of the World Cup final hours ahead ...
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Is running barefoot healthier for your feet?

Some time ago, the barefoot running movement started, claiming that it is more natural and reduces chronic pain. Has there been some research on it since then? A lot of people claim that it helped ...
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Do 3.5 billion people watch Tour de France on TV every year?

This claim appears on multiple websites about the race: Bradford Metropolitan District Council (a local government website) A worldwide television audience of 3.5billion people watch the Tour de ...
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Does wearing red give an advantage in competitive sport?

Inspired by two recent questions about colour ( Is there a relationship between yellow and moods?) and sport ( Is playing sport at your 'home ground' a benefit? ) I thought the following ...
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Is playing sport at your 'home ground' a benefit?

As Wikipedia puts it... In team sports, the term home advantage (also called home field/court/diamond/ice advantage) describes the advantage–usually a psychological advantage–that the home ...
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Are one-hit knockouts possible?

After stumbling upon a video of a guy getting knocked down in one hit, I did some quick research and couldn't conclude if this is a myth or not. The video in itself is very a compelling evidence for ...
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Are activities in which both people bleed on each other considered "No Risk" for the transmission of HIV?

My friend, who was a HIV care provider, claims explicitly that "no one has ever transmitted HIV through wound to wound contact" and that therefore there is no significant risk to hockey players ...
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Does riding a bicycle reduce sperm count/male fertility?

Related Does using a laptop on your lap lower your sperm count? Can switching from briefs to boxer shorts improve your fertility? I've heard that riding a bicycle, especially for extended periods of ...
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Does playing basketball help you grow taller?

Some people believe that playing basketball encourages you to grow taller. For example: A Scientific Theory On Why Playing Basketball May Indeed Make Young Teenagers Increase In Height And Grow ...
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Did Lance Armstrong use EPO?

Lance Armstrong has recently been "stripped" of his Tour de France titles by the USADA. They state, among other allegations: (1) Use and/or attempted use of prohibited substances and/or methods ...
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Did a billion people watch "Rumble in the Jungle"?

The fight between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman is claimed to have a billion viewership. For example Jet (Sep 1995): the first one-billion viewer fight Revisiting 'The Rumble in the Jungle' 40 ...
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Does moderate exercise improve learning ability?

Heavy exercise temporarily depletes glycogen, a short term energy store, from the brain (after doing so from the muscles and liver). However, light exercise has a positive effect on learning ability. ...
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Does drinking water (or Sports Drink) improve performance during sports activities?

I have been looking for some concrete study about the performance changes during sports when drinking water or a sports drink while doing the sport. Not after, not before. While, or during, if you ...
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