The NBA’s basketball players are suffering from a host of injuries, including a spate of concussions, which have taken their toll on their mental well-being.
However, a new study suggests that the sport is a better fit for some athletes than others.
In the study, published Monday in the journal Injury Prevention, researchers at the University of Minnesota examined how sports like hockey, volleyball and golf can help athletes stay healthy and prevent chronic injuries.
The study also looked at how athletes can help each other.
The findings are expected to spark debate among some athletes about whether or not the sport has enough of an effect on injuries to warrant the inclusion of some specific strategies.
The team focused on the impact of playing sports and physical activity on physical and mental health in the U.S. More than a million people are injured or killed every year by collisions with cars, objects and other physical or emotional harms.
The majority of those injuries are serious, including the ones that require hospitalization.
The sports and activity industries are estimated to be worth $10.5 billion, according to a recent study from the Sports Medicine Association.
That’s an average of $2.2 billion annually.
However to put that into perspective, according the American Sports Medicine Foundation, there are nearly a billion Americans that are active in sports, according The Sports Illustrated, and that number is growing every year.
The Sports Medicine Alliance, which works to promote and educate about the benefits of sports and the sport’s health, estimates that over $12 billion in annual spending in the United States goes to the health of the players, coaches and officials.
“We wanted to look at how sports can have an impact on reducing the number of concussive injuries that are occurring and how we can help them do that,” said study author Michael J. Siegel, PhD, a professor of sports management at the university’s Kellogg School of Management.
The results showed that the more time an athlete spent playing sports, the more likely they were to improve their mental health.
“Our study is the first to look specifically at how physical activity can improve mental health,” Siegel said.
“Athletes who are physically active for longer periods of time and do physical activity throughout the day are more likely to be in a better mental health condition and to be able to recover better.”
The researchers looked at a range of sports, including hockey, basketball, volleyball, soccer and golf.
They found that players who played fewer than 30 minutes of daily physical activity and who played less than three hours a day were more likely than those who played more than 30 and three hours to suffer concussions and injuries.
This is consistent with previous research on this topic.
“There’s been a lot of research that has been done that has shown that a greater participation in a sport or activity during a certain period of time may improve your mental health and wellbeing,” said Siegel.
“For the most part, the evidence that has come from this study suggests a higher number of physical activities in a group or a greater amount of time is more effective than just taking more time off from sports.”
The study authors suggested that some of the sport and physical activities they studied were a good fit for certain athletes.
For example, in hockey, players who participated in a regular practice and competition had lower concussions rates.
In soccer, players had lower rates of concussed injuries than those that played fewer minutes of practice and didn’t compete.
“These are groups of athletes who would be particularly well-suited to playing physical activity during their rehabilitation from injuries, as well as for those who are looking to exercise as part of a long-term recovery plan,” Sige said.
The researchers also looked for an influence from sports like tennis, swimming, golf and tennis that are not typically associated with concussions.
For sports like soccer, they found that golfers who participated regularly in a sports-focused rehabilitation program had lower concussion rates.
However for golf, the study didn’t find any correlation between golfers’ participation and concussions or injuries.
They also looked into golfers participation in an “alternative exercise program,” or AEP, and found no correlation between AEP and concussed and/or injury rates.
“When it comes to these activities, there’s a strong relationship between their participation and their health outcomes,” Skelen said.
Golfers who were able to engage in AEP had lower risk factors for concussion, such as having a high waist circumference and having an unhealthy lifestyle, the researchers noted.
“One important thing to keep in mind is that this study is correlational and does not prove a causal relationship,” Sauer said.
While the studies suggest some potential benefits to playing sports such as golf and soccer, other studies suggest that physical activity is the best way to avoid concussions in the long term.
The American College of Sports Medicine recommends that all players and coaches increase their physical activity, including walking, jogging, cycling, swimming and even yoga and