oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Travel and body clock disturbances

Volume 4, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1015-5163
  • E-ISSN: 2078-516X



Travelling to strange places for purposes of competing in sport might seem attractive; in reality it makes great demands on team managers, coaches, and athletes, irrespective of a trip abroad for a single competition or preparations for a prolonged tour. Problems are encountered as a result of crossing time zones which are very different in nature from the �travel-fatigue� after flying north or south, or after long journeys in cars or buses. Methods for reducing the severity and duration of these negative effects are descriptionbed and their scientific basis is explained.

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