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Fear of failure likely to lead to ‘choke’ in athletes

Anxiety about a competitive situation makes even the most physically active of us more likely to slip-up according to a new study by sports scientists at Coventry University and Staffordshire University. The research, which was presented at the British Psychological Society’s flagship annual conference, tested the anticipation and coordination abilities of 18 active and healthy [...]

Muscle Power Boosted By Caffeine In The Elderly

A new study to be presented at the Society for Experimental Biology meeting on 30th June has shown that caffeine boosts power in older muscles, suggesting the stimulant could aid elderly people to maintain their strength, reducing the incidence of falls and injuries. For adults in their prime, caffeine helps muscles to produce more force. [...]