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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...
Athletes and coaches should factor in the “body clock” when measuring performance at different times of the day
Up until now, research-based evidence suggests that humans have a “sweet spot” for physical performance in the later afternoon, or even evening.
Can taking public transport lead to a healthier lifestyle?
This poster won The Best Poster award at ICPAPH (5th International Conference for Physical Activity and Public Health) held in Rio, Brazil in April, and Best Poster for the University of Cape Town Postgraduate Research Week (Health Science category)
Greater Performance Impairment of Black Runners than White Runners when Running in Hypoxia
Numerous 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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Friday, 18 August 2017
Greater Performance Impairment of Black Runners than White Runners when Running in Hypoxia

Numerous studies attempt to explain this phenomenon and have shown, for example, that Black athletes have a higher capacity to resist fatigue under unfavourable hot and humid environmental conditions. In this study, we wanted to know if changing another environmental condition such as a lower concentration of oxygen in the air (i.e hypoxia) would have the same outcome?

 

Publication Date:
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 16:30
Winning Defensive Strategies in Rugby Union

Success in Rugby Union is dependent, in part, on the defensive strategy of the team. Understanding the characteristics of successful  and unsuccessful performances in matches is important for match strategy and training design,

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Friday, February 21, 2014 - 12:00
Barefoot running: current hypothesis, future research and clinical applications

Barefoot running has become a popular topic of interest, driven by various claims. Mass media, evolutionary anthropologists and pro-barefooters are convinced that we are born to run barefoot. Benefits that are proposed include treatment for injury, strength and more economical running.

Publication Date:
Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 12:15
CAPTURE MYOPATHY Mystery

Every wildlife rancher, wildlife translocator, veterinarian and wildlife auctioneer fears these words: capture myopathy. This so-called condition is the Achilles heel of the wildlife industry. Horror stories range from losing one eland to loosing literally the whole truckload of animals to this condition. As can be expected, it can lead to massive financial loss. But...

Publication Date:
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 12:30

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