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Sleep and the Athlete: Narrative Review and 2021 Expert Consensus Recommendations
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Sleep and the Athlete: Narrative Review and 2021 Expert Consensus Recommendations

Çağla Melep, physiotherapist, reviews the most up-to-date sleep and performance recommendations for athletes and discusses how they can be applied to esports competitors as well in this month’s Esports Health and Performance Institute Journal Club.

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Qualitative and Quantitative Sleep Assessment As a Health Practitioner

Want to learn about how to address sleep in esports competitors? Arnaud van Marke, physiotherapist, breaks down the newest research on qualitative and quantitative sleep assessment within appropriate scope of practice in this month’s Esports Health and Performance Institute Journal Club.

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esports medicine

Video Game Practice Optimizes Executive Control Skills in Esports Performance

Executive function is a critical component of esports performance and gaming competency. It is well established that executive function can be improved through selective training. The esports community has various opinions on whether genetics vs practice plays a large role in the development of esports skills. This paper suggests that practice is important for skill

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ESPORTS PSYCHOLOGY: Esports and Traditional Sports Players: An Exploration of Psychosocial Profile

In addition to physical health and performance, esports psychology and mental performance skills are prominent areas of focus in esports medicine research. With many of its online players putting in hours each week to enhance their cognitive and physical skills, competitive esports has grown to be comparable to sporting entities. Singh and colleagues (2022)  investigated

Esports Fitness

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.

esports neuroscience

Exercise-Related Cognitive Effects on Sensory-Motor Control in Athletes and Drummers Compared to Non-Athletes and Other Musicians

Watch on Youtube Source: Bianco V, Berchicci M, Perri RL, Quinzi F, Di Russo F. Exercise-related cognitive effects on sensory-motor control in athletes and drummers compared to non-athletes and other musicians. Neuroscience. 2017 Sep 30;360:39-47. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2017.07.059. Epub 2017 Jul 29. PMID: 28764939.

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“Constant Pressure of Having to Perform”: Exploring Player Health Concerns in Esports Medicine

The present study conducted semi-structured interviews with ten professional esports players, exploring their daily routines, physical health, psychological wellness, and support needs. The findings revealed that daily routine was an important factor in the players’ well-being, with most players following a consistent routine centered around improving and progressing as a professional in esports. # Esports Medicine

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Challenging the Top Player: A Preliminary Study on Testosterone Response to An Official Chess Tournament With Applications to Esports Medicine

In esports medicine, it’s often necessary to look at adjacent fields with more robust bodies of research to draw parallels. This paper in the field of chess medicine discusses the neuroendocrine response patterns of chess players during competition, specifically in relation to testosterone and cortisol levels. These hormones are known to play a role in

Esports Health

Esports Health: Performance and Heart Rate in Elite League of Legends Players

Optimizing esports healthcare is only one component of improving the safety and sustainability of esports. It’s also important to consider the wide variety of factors contributing to and associated with top-tier esports performance (although you may also remember the difficulty in defining “performance” in esports!).

Dr. Jennifer Thai


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