oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Women in sport: Physical and physiological aspects exclusive to women in sport
|Article Title||Women in sport: Physical and physiological aspects exclusive to women in sport|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 Baragwanath Hospital, Soweto, Johannesburg|
|Publication Date||Apr 2000|
|Pages||3 - 4|
|Keyword(s)||Adipose tissue, Breasts, Cartilage formation, Co-ordination, Dyspnoea, Endurance, Flexibility, Fluctuation of intellectual psychological performance capacity, Height-weight girth-lung index, Lean body mass, Lung ventilation, Menstruation, Oxygen intake, Pelvic bone, Plasticity, Power stress, Pregnancy, Role in reproduction and Stamina|
In the past, female participation in sport and physical recreation was discouraged, mainly for aesthetic and cultural reasons. The 20th century has seen a steady increase in women's participation in sport and thus an increased interest in problems unique to sportswomen.
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