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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:

Esports Medicine Care of the Esports Athlete
Esports Fitness

Esports Medicine: Care of the Esports Athlete

Esports, the world of competitive gaming, has witnessed explosive growth in recent years. With this rise in popularity comes the need for specialized healthcare to support the well-being and performance of esports athletes. This article published in Current Sports Medicine Reports explores the field of esports medicine, with topics ranging from eye health, disorders of

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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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Esports Performance: Is Esports the Chess of the 21st Century

Esports performance is still a relatively novel field, and as such experts often draw on research from other competitive disciplines. Since esports relies heavily on cognitive skills and executive function, chess is a useful research analog. This study, published in Frontiers in Psychology, outlines some of the ways in which chess research has allowed us to study human performance, as well as the ways in which esports performance research can further advance this field of study.

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Are Esports Players Comparable to Traditional Athletes? A Cross-Sectional Study

The primary research question of this study was “are esports players comparable to traditional athletes?”. To assess this, researchers compared competitive, physical, and cognitive characteristics of the two groups.

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Enhanced Esports: Community Perspectives on Performance Enhancers in Competitive Gaming

At this point, it’s fairly well-established that performance-enhancing modalities exist within traditional sports. As esports has continued to grow, esports athletes and the esports community have also become aware of the potential for use of performance-enhancing drugs and treatments in esports competitions.  In this study, researchers investigated the use and perception of Performance Enhancers in

Esports Fitness

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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