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athletes' symptom anxiety linked to risk of injury

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athletes' symptom anxiety linked to risk of injury

image: this is toomas timpka, professor, linköping university. view more credit: emma busk winquist/linköping universitythe anxiety experienced by elite athletes over illness symptoms is linked to the risk of being injured during competition and should be taken seriously, according to a study carried out at the iaaf world championships in athletics 2015. the way in which the symptoms progress and the nature of the sporting activity also influence the risk of injury."elite athletes know their own bodies extremely well. if an athlete becomes anxious about injury or illness, this is a reliable indicator of the degree of seriousness. we have seen this also in previous studies. an athlete ca...