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Day: October 4, 2017

Researcher finds much to study in Invictus Games
Front Lines, Invictus Games

Researcher finds much to study in Invictus Games

Preliminary findings of a three-part Dalhousie University study into the physical and psychological benefits of sport to wounded veterans and their families have told athletes what most already know: sport is good. Nevertheless, the most important element of Celina Shirazipour’s work may come down the road, when she determines and likely influences the long-term benefits of participation in the Invictus Games. Delivered at a conference on military health issues held in conjunction with the Games in Toronto, her research acknowledges that it’s a well-established fact that adaptive sport has multiple short-term physical, psychological and social benefits. Yet past studies haven’t delved into the long-term impact of sport, how benefits are achieved, how they affect families and how p...

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