Olympic Athletes Come With Olympic-Sized (but Healthy) Diets

Allison Mankowski, registered dietitian; sports dietitian, Eastern Michigan University. NBC Sports: “How Many Calories Michael Phelps Consumed as a Swimmer.” Livestrong: “What Sport Burns the Most Calories Per Hour?” Men’s Health: “Olympic Swimmer Ryan Murphy Swears by This Breakfast Every Day.” CNBC: “How the World’s Fastest Man Usain Bolt Mentally Prepares for a Race.” … Read more

Olympic Athletes Vulnerable to Everyday Health Risks

Annie Sparrow, MD, professor of population health, science, and policy, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai. Leana Wen, public health policy professor, George Washington University. The Washington Post: “Michael Phelps says Olympians face greater mental health risks. Does the USOPC care?” “Naomi Osaka breaks her silence in new essay, saying her intention ‘was never to … Read more

Do Trans Women Athletes Have Advantages?

Harper: Absolutely. 95% of cisgender women have testosterone below 2 nanomoles per liter. And in a recent study of nearly 250 trans women, 94% of them had testosterone below 2 nanomoles per liter. It doesn’t really matter whether the limit is 5 or 10 nanomoles per liter because most trans women are going … Read more

Athletes Face Twice the Odds for A-Fib

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Athletes have a much higher risk of the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation than non-athletes, and younger athletes have a higher risk than older athletes, according to a new report from Britain. Atrial fibrillation (a-fib) is an irregular, often rapid heart rate that can … Read more

The Marketing of Sports Recovery for Everyday Athletes

July 13, 2021 — Maybe it was Tom Brady’s infrared pajamas, but for a lot of sports fans and weekend-warrior athletes, the moment when “recovery” science reached head-scratching heights came with an Instagram post from Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire. He was soaking in a tub of red wine. The caption partly read, “Recovery Day! Red … Read more

Athletes urge PM to save facilities

Six-time Paralympic gold medallist, David Weir is among those who have called upon the Prime Minister’s support. A coalition of athletes, celebrities and health bodies have written to the prime minister asking for the “fullest possible support” to help sports and exercise facilities survive the pandemic. In a letter seen by the BBC, they said … Read more

What Do Athletes Want You to Know About Living With Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Follow pro sports and sooner or later you’ll see rheumatoid arthritis (RA) sideline a star. After tennis champ Caroline Wozniacki was diagnosed in 2018, she dropped from top rankings and retired in 2020. The same year, RA forced top cyclist Ian Stannard into retirement. News like that can worry any athlete with RA. If … Read more

After COVID, When Can Young Athletes Resume Play?

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Young athletes who’ve had moderate COVID-19 symptoms should be symptom-free for 14 days and get their doctor’s OK before returning to practices or games, according to a leading group of U.S. pediatricians. An electrocardiogram (EKG) is also recommended for those who’ve … Read more