How diet and lifestyle choices impact athletic performance and risk of infection

How diet and lifestyle choices impact athletic performance and risk of infection

Professional athletes like football (Soccer) players are exposed to large amounts of physiological and psychological stress, which can increase infection susceptibility and threaten availability for training and competition. A new journal article investigates what effect diet and lifestyle choices have on those at increased risk.

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Frequent social media use could increase risk of developing eating and body image concerns

social media feature imageA recent analysis conducted by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has found that logging on to social media sites frequently throughout the week is linked to a greater risk of young adults developing eating and body image concerns.

It’s long been thought that exposure to fashion magazines and television, is associated with the development of eating disorders and body image concerns. According to the assistant director at the university’s research centre this likely due to the positive portrayal of ‘thin’ models and celebrities. Continue reading “Frequent social media use could increase risk of developing eating and body image concerns”