oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Travel and body clock disturbances
|Article Title||Travel and body clock disturbances|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 School of Human Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK|
|Publication Date||Sep 1997|
|Pages||4 - 9|
|Keyword(s)||Decreased performance, Disturbances in melatonin secretion, Fatigue, Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), Headaches, Jet-lag, Loss of sleep, Meals, Mental performance, Normal daytime peaks, Promoting adjustment, Rate of travel and Trans-oceanic flights|
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 ï¿½travel-fatigueï¿½ 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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