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VISION AND MISSION
The Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine's vision is "an active, healthy and winning nation through science". The MISSION is to exists as a centre of excellence for promoting a healthy, active lifestyle and optimal physical...
ESSM Rising Star: Dr Jeroen Swart
Dr Jeroen Swart is one of a number of scientists at ESSM that have received prestigious awards and appointments in 2020. In January he was awarded a FIMS Fellowship and elected to the FIMS Scientific Commission, while in February he received the...
Athletes and coaches should factor in the “body clock” when measuring performance at different times of the day
Research-based evidence suggests that humans have a “sweet spot” for physical performance in the later afternoon, or even evening.
Greater Performance Impairment of Black Runners than White Runners when Running in Hypoxia
Studies have shown, for example, that Black athletes have a higher capacity to resist fatigue under unfavourable hot and humid environmental conditions.
Noakes gets top honour for sports science excellence
UCT Professor of Sports Science Tim Noakes has been awarded the prestigious South Africa Medal (Gold) by the Southern African Association for the Advancement of Science (S2A3) for his work in sports science.

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Thursday, 6 August 2020
Dr Jerone Swart
ESSM Rising Star: Dr Jeroen Swart

Dr Jeroen Swart is one of a number of scientists at ESSM that have received prestigious awards and appointments in 2020. In January he was awarded a FIMS Fellowship and elected to the FIMS Scientific Commission, while in February he received the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Sisk Award.

Publication Date:
Tue, 23 Jun 2020 - 13:30
Locking down our finances, as we navigate uncertainty during the pandemic

On the 24th April 2020 The Transformation and Equity Committee of the Department of Human Biology was able to host Anthea Gardner, founder and managing partner of Cartesian ( www.cartesian.co.za ) via a Department Zoom Meeting.

Publication Date:
Thu, 30 Apr 2020 - 13:30
Weight Loss Maintenance Research

Losing weight is never easy, but with a goal in site it’s easier to motivate yourself to eat healthy and exercise. However once you’ve reached your goal weight every day thereafter it gets a little bit harder to stay on track, and weight-loss maintenance becomes the biggest obstacle.

Publication Date:
Wed, 29 Jan 2020 - 15:00