20 Jan

Baseball performance takes a hit from jet lag—study

first_imgDILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal Professional baseball players who lose sleep due to jet lag may make more mistakes in the game, according to a study Monday.The biggest negative effects were seen when players skipped just two or three time zones moving eastward, disrupting their body clock, said the study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a peer-reviewed US journal.ADVERTISEMENT DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town “The negative effects of jet lag we found are subtle, but they are detectable and significant,” said lead author Ravi Allada, a researcher at Northwestern University. “And they happen on both offense and defense and for both home and away teams, often in surprising ways.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnFor instance, players returning home after traveling were significantly more impaired on offense than those playing on the away team, said the report, based on data spanning 20 years and including more than 40,000 games.Fewer stolen bases, and more hits into double plays were among the negative effects seen on offense. NBA: Lin faces new injury setback Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards Luis Manzano jokes about Mikee Morada’s proposal to Alex Gonzaga: ‘Baka nagtali lang ng sintas’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bulacan inmates, jail guards raise donations for Taal victims Anne Curtis talks about renewing faith in God amid the world’s ‘noise and clutter’ LATEST STORIES Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely MOST READ On defense, both home and away teams suffered, as tired pitchers tended to give up more home runs.“The effects are sufficiently large to erase the home field advantage,” said Allada, associate director of Northwestern University’s Center for Sleep and Circadian Biology. The study was based on data from Major League Baseball from 1992 to 2011.Allada said if he were a baseball manager who wanted to avoid the impact of jet lag on player performance, “I would send my first starting pitcher a day or two ahead, so he could adjust his clock to the local environment.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member View commentslast_img

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