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Physiological factors which can affect sport and exercise.
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There are a number of physiological factors which can affect sport and exercise.
Listed below are a few.
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As altitudes increases air density decreases progressively, at sea level barometric pressure averages around 760mm Hg, at 5500m above sea level the pressure is about half that. Relatively small decrease in barometric pressures exerts little affect on a person during rest or even mild exercise, but performance in vigorous aerobic activities greatly decreases. The poor performance of athletes in the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City was caused by the reduction of oxygen in the air (due to the altitude). And the body unable to meet the demands for oxygen, But altitude does not affect anaerobic activities as oxygen does not get utilised.
With lower amount of oxygen in the air at altitude it is possible to suffer illnesses such as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) which represents the
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