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Elite athletes also excel at some cognitive tasks

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — New research suggests that elite athletes – Olympic medalists in volleyball, for example – perform better than the rest of us in yet another way. These athletes excel not only in their sport of choice but also in h...

Jocks Beat Bookworms on Brain Test

Health : Newswise Medical News

English Premier League soccer players, NHL hockey players, France's Top 14 club rugby players, and even elite amateur athletes have better developed cognitive functions than the average university student, according to a perception ...

Olympic Athletes and the Power to Give Back

Society & Culture : Huffington Post: Impact Blog

An Olympic athlete is constantly striving to do better -- to get a better score, clock a better time, or get the better of their competition. There is something inside of elite athletes that drives them to keep pushing past their li...

14 Ways To Celebrate A Championship Like A Boss

Sports : Business Insider: Sports Page

Winning a world championship requires a lifetime of sacrifice. Elite athletes must forego many of the vices the average person takes for granted. The best believe their opponent is training every second they are not. A championship ...

Mortality and cardiovascular disease: you don't have to be an Olympic athlete to reduce the many risk factors

Diseases & Conditions / Heart Disease : ScienceDaily: Heart Disease

A new study shows that even low physical fitness, up to 20% below the average for healthy people, is sufficient to produce a preventive effect on most of the risk factors that affect people with cardiovascular disease.


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