BiblioguidesSubject: Health Sciences
Nutrition and sport
Find out more about sports nutrition and the advice professional athletes receive, and check out the information on how to adopt a healthier, more active lifestyle. There are resources on physical exercise for people at different periods in their lives, on trends in nutrition or on how to improve athletic performance.
Physical exercise and sport
A healthy lifestyle
Definition of the concept of physical exercise and other related terms on the Government of Catalonia's Canal Salut portal.
Portal of the organization responsible for analysing and collecting data for monitoring and assessing the sports system in the city of Barcelona.
An explanation of the various benefits associated with physical exercise, and recommendations for different age groups.
Recommended reading and web resources from the Barcelona Municipal Libraries Network, related to sports, nutrition and anti-doping.
An explanation of the benefits associated with sports from a physical and mental point of view and the different types of exercise.
The benefits associated with physical exercise from a medical point of view and recommendations for doing exercise.
A summary of the main sports that take place in the summer, and basic tips for doing sports at this time of year.
An article examining the concept of sport and classifying the various types based on defined criteria.
An article containing various proposals for specific classifications for physical exercise and sports.
Ribas, J. P. (2018). Spórtica y clasificación del deporte y las actividades físicas. Lecturas: Educación Física y Deportes, 23(246), 123-139.
An episode of the programme Redes, explaining the benefits of sports and physical exercise from a neuroscientific point of view.
Sports physiology and energy metabolism
A book chapter presenting the basic concepts related to the physiology of sport.
A discussion of the importance of knowledge of sports physiology among sports professionals.
Life cycle and sport
Tips for including physical exercise in everyday life and making it a habit, depending on age and different personal circumstances.
World Health Organization Guidelines and recommendations on engaging in physical exercise for different groups of people, depending on their age and personal circumstances.
Guidance and recommendations from chief medical officers in the United Kingdom on the amount and type of physical exercise that different groups of people should engage in to improve their health.
Resources and guidelines on engaging in physical exercise based on the latest scientific studies and the opinions of health professionals, according to the needs of different groups of people.
Infographic with 10 simple ideas for staying active when working or studying remotely at home.
Reports, presentations and surveys related to sporting habits in the city of Barcelona.
Nutritional recommendations of the Spanish Endocrinology and Nutrition Society for avoiding overweight in children.
A book chapter presenting recommendations to help young athletes, parents, coaches and sports trainers personalize nutritional practices.
An episode of the Medical Journal of Australia podcast, in which Dr David Scott talks about sarcopenia and its impact on the lives of people who suffer from it.
Mentors of this biblioguide
Joan PuigOperative subgroup: Librarian for Health, ICT skills, vocational training Operative group: Library for Learning