Sports Health and Medical Science – An Introduction
The term “sports film” has been used since the early 20th century. In those days, the term was used to describe any movie about sports that was produced, no matter what the subject of the movie. Today, however, the term has become a bit more specific, and it often refers to a movie about sports that attempts to provide insight, analysis, or even criticism of a given sport. If a film is deemed to be a sports film, it can be considered to be a film about any competitive situation or element of sports. It can also be considered to be a film about any situation that involves sports (e.g., competitive swimming, baseball, basketball, etc. ).
A sports film can be defined as a film about any competitive situation or element of athletic endeavor that is presented by sport. It’s a movie about a sport that features a prominent sport as the central plot, and that relies on sport to some extent for its resolution or goal. It might cover an athletic event, rivalry, race, competition, etc. But the essence of it is that it tells its story from the point of view of a spectator sports fan or a participant of that sport. And because of its essential nature as a sports story, most often a major or at times a minor event or competition is covered, with some comment, analysis, or critique of how the game or events were handled, played, or happened.
One example of this would be the triathlon endurance race. This article discusses the triathlon, an event that requires great levels of fitness, physical training and speed, among other factors. The article looks at the various aspects of triathlon racing, including the strategies that teams and individuals use to increase their chances of winning, the physiology and psychology of athletes, the importance of support systems, the technical details of various components of the bikes and running gear, etc. The article also examines what sports fans or participants should do after the race has ended, and what sports information or statistics are important after the event. There’s even a short piece on the Olympic gold medals and how they were handed out, and what the various sports media have to say about them.
Another article looking at sports trends and practices looked at the way in which many games are now policed by the various governing bodies. For instance, there was a brief piece discussing the recent controversy surrounding the NFL draft, and what the NFL is doing to make sure players don’t take performance enhancing drugs. It also looked at how the recent changes in football rules are causing a great deal of controversy, especially regarding helmet to helmet hits. Finally, there’s a main article discussing what constitutes fair play and what constitutes cheating, or what should be termed aggressive or unsportsmanlike behavior during sporting events.
Sports Trends and Topics also takes a look at some more serious issues, such as the recent controversy regarding football players and the NFL helmet stickers. This article looks at the possible legal implications of the NFL’s actions, as well as the various sports officials and rules that may be applied in such situations. Also looked at are potential ramifications for the athletes themselves, such as what could happen if they are found to be involved in any type of betting or gambling. Finally, it looks at the effect of increased television coverage of sporting events on the overall health of players. Some sports enthusiasts and commentators have criticized the amount of media coverage that has been so prevalent of late, but the author seems to counter that this coverage has helped to raise awareness of the sport and helped to raise the level of participation, both in terms of players and fans.
A few other topics in this collection examine the effect of technology on the physical fitness industry, such as how the proliferation of cell phone use has affected the physical fitness industry and its ability to provide services such as training and consulting. Sports Health and Medical Science is the final section of the book, which looks at topics ranging from women’s professional sports participation to more generalized topics such as childhood obesity and sports medicine. As always, there is plenty of information available on the internet, including the American College of Sports Medicine website, which is an informative site with lots of up-to-date information on sports medicine in the United States. Other medical resources the author could have also used include the Mayo Clinic, American Heart Association, American Psychological Association, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. A few useful websites with lots of facts and research are also mentioned and recommended.