Friday, 30 January 2015

Your body clock could be affecting your athletic performance

This news report on BBC Breakfast this morning caught my attention; a new study from the University of Birmingham suggests that your internal body clock can have a significant effect on your sporting performance. Therefore, early risers perform better earlier on in the day, and vice versa. The researchers go on to suggest that this could affect top-level performance such as in Olympic events or top-league football (even giving English teams an excuse for not performing so well in the Champions' League!).

We don't have full-text access to the article, but you can read the abstract here (and don't forget that if you're in your final year or a postgraduate, you can use the Document Supply Service to request material we don't have).

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