By Dr Yorgi Mavros @dryorgimavros The Physical Activity and Population Health BJSM Blog Series #bjsmPApopBlog As we get older we begin to lose muscle mass, approximately 1% every year. But more importantly, the decline in muscle strength declines at a rate 3-times greater . The consequences of this decline in strength are significant, with lower muscle […]
What are the benefits of exercise on cognition/memory? (Answer to a question from McGill University’s MOOC – Massive Open Online Course – ‘The Body Matters’
Dr Julia Alleyne (@JKAlleyne) is a specialist sports medicine physician whose experience includes having been Medical Officer for Canada at multiple Olympic Games and CMO at the Pan Pacific Games (2015). She has held numerous leadership posts in the Canadian Academy of Sport & Exercises Medicine (CASEM), a BJSM member society. She combines academic work […]
E-letter: Anticipatory regulation are cognitive and affective processes involved?
I read your fascinating article with much interest. Do you think that in simple terms that anticipatory regulation may be an aspect of the decision-making the athlete makes before execution of an action. In the instance of longer duration exercise eg a marathon a decision is made then physiological systems amongst others come into action as you have described. Prior […]