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“Fueling the Games”: Energy Drink Consumption, Marketing, and the Associated Perceptions and Behaviors in Video Gaming

Energy drinks have become a dietary staple for many adolescents and adults and are heavily integrated with esports and gaming. They are the most popular dietary supplement among American teens and young adults. In this paper, the authors investigated the relationship between video gaming and energy drink usage, explored the motivations and perceptions of gamers

Exercise Recommendations for e-Athletes:
Guidelines to Prevent Injuries and Health Issues
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Exercise for Esports Athletes: Guidelines to Prevent Injuries and Health Issues

This article regarding exercise for esports athletes focuses on addressing the potential health risks and musculoskeletal injuries faced by esports players. It emphasizes the need for evidence-based exercise protocols to optimize performance, prevent injuries, and improve the overall well-being of e-athletes. The article covers several key aspects:

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Physical Exercise and Esports Performance: An Initial Systematic Review

This systematic review focuses on the impact of physical activity and exercise on esports performance. It highlights concerns about the sedentary nature of esports and the need for research and health promotion strategies in this field. The review emphasizes the benefits of exercise on cognitive function and mental well-being, which are important for esports performance.

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The Association between Esports Participation, Health and Physical Activity Behaviour

Plenty of stereotypes exist about the amount (or lack) of physical activity gamers engage in. While research shows that physical activity improves cognition generally, less research has been done specifically in esports competitors. As a baseline, we first need to investigate how active or inactive sports competitors are, as examined in this 2020 study from Dr. Mike Trotter, Dr. Tristan Coulter, Dr. Paul Davis, Dr. Dylan Poulus, and Dr. Remco Polman.

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Managing the Health of the Esport Athlete: an Integrated Esports Medicine Model

Esports medicine and performance remains a novel research field. One of the earliest papers that proposed a holistic model of support for esports competitors was published by Dr. DiFrancisco-Donoghue and colleagues, and many subsequent papers have built further on their research to develop the field further. 

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Breaking Up Prolonged Sitting With a 6 Min Walk Improves Esports Performance in Women and Men Esports Players: A Randomized Trial 

Esports performance is heavily reliant on cognitive function, and much of the current research focuses on interventions to improve esports performance. In this study, researchers investigated the effects of taking breaks during video game play on executive function and gaming performance in competitive first-person shooter esports players. The study used a randomized repeated measures experimental

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