But behind those flashy labels, fruit flavours and bright colours of a sport drink, there is a simple science. It is the science of electrolytes and carbohydrates.

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f you've watched the sports highlights, or been in a physiotherapy clinic, you have no doubt heard of an ACL tear. That's because the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is the most commonly injured ligament in the knee and a very common sports.

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We've all heard of concussions, but what exactly are they? In medical terms, a concussion is an injury to the brain that results in a temporary loss of normal brain function like memory, judgment, reflexes, speech, balance and/or muscle coordination.

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Looking at the usual array of food, you notice a different kind of snack: protein bars. Brands such as Bio-X, Proteins Plus, and Muscle Tech are all marketed as high protein supplements, typically for athletes. But what are they really meant to do?

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Exercise has many physiological (e.g., physical) and psychological (e.g., mental) effects that can improve mood as well as relieve stress, increase self-esteem, and reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression. Let's take a closer look.

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We may have come to think of stretching as a secondary or unnecessary part of the routine, rather than a key component. But read on. I hope to convince you that stretching is something you and your muscles actually need as part of your workout.

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How do those Instant Hand and Toe Warmers Work?

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The World RPS Society defines the game as “a decision making game of wits, speed, dexterity and strategy between players who are unable to reach a decision using other means”. The key word here is strategy.

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What's behind those runner's cramps? By understanding the science of the side stitch though, you can minimize your chances of having one come between you and that personal best half marathon time or that runner's high.

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How did Snowboard Steve go from kick flips to being the snow equivalent of a lawn ornament? Well, it all begins with friction.

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