Human Kinetics celebrates 40 years of excellence

27 January 2014, 09:09

Human Kinetics 40 Years of Excellence
On April 1st Human Kinetics turned 40.

We are planning to mark our anniversary year with offers, events, news stories, promotions and more.

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About the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity

23 April 2014, 11:29

JAPAThe Journal of Aging and Physical Activity (JAPA) provides researchers and practitioners with up-to-date scientific information that can be applied directly to practise.

It focuses on the ageing process and the role of physical activity in promoting health and preventing or delaying the onset of disability.

It also explores the ageing process from psychological, physiological and sociological perspectives.

JAPA is the official journal of the International Coalition for Aging and Physical Activity.

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Does playing video games constitute a workout?

23 April 2014, 10:55

Elderly Wii playersThe benefits of a variety of physical and social activities such as gardening, resistance training and walking have already been examined for older nursing home residents.

While these studies have reported several physical and psychosocial benefits for the residents, there can be many barriers that prevent these activities being easily accessible.

Therefore, cost, space and time-effective strategies that allow more opportunities to engage in physical and social activities are needed.

A study published in the April issue of the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity looks at one such option that warrants further investigation.

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Schoolchildren put off by competitive sport

22 April 2014, 14:47

school sportsdayMost children would be happy to see the competitive element removed from school sport, according to a poll conducted on behalf of the MCC and cricket charity, Chance to Shine.

Almost two thirds (64%) of the 1000 eight to 16-year-olds questioned said they would be “relieved, not bothered or happier” if winning or losing were not a factor.

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How to mentally prepare for a marathon

11 April 2014, 14:18

The London Marathon will see serious runners who have physically trained for months to prepare for the legendary race, still fail to achieve the times they are capable of.

According to Julian Goater, a world-class runner and running coach, serious runners have to do more than just the physically training and must also prepare themselves psychologically and develop mental strength in order to succeed.

“All of us are physically capable of far greater feats than we think, if only we can harness the power of the mind,” says Goater. “There are a number of things we can do to make ourselves mentally stronger and to give ourselves the best chances of being psychologically fit and aggressive on the day of the race.”

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A new approach to Running

11 April 2014, 14:00

Every runner knows that the sport isn’t just about churning out the miles day in and day out.

Runners have a passion, dedication and desire to go faster, longer and further. Now, The Art of Running Faster provides you with a new approach to running, achieving your goals and setting your personal best.

Whether you’re old or young, new to the sport or an experienced marathoner, this guide will change how you run and the results you achieve.

The Art of Running Faster challenges the stereotypes, removes the doubts and erases the self-imposed limitations by prescribing not only what to do but also how to do it.

Normal Price: £13.99 I €18.20
HK Rewards Member Price: 11.19 I €14.56

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British Cycling performance director quits

11 April 2014, 08:36

Dave BrailsfordBritish Cycling performance director Sir Dave Brailsford has quit his role.

The 50-year-old joined the organisation in 2003 and has been credited with Great Britain’s success at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.

Brailsford holds a similar position with pro-cycling outfit Team Sky and missed last month’s Track Cycling World Championships to focus on that role.

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Aerobic exercise may slow dementia

10 April 2014, 13:35

Aerobic Exercise for eldersA twice-weekly exercise routine may help to slow down the advance of dementia, a small study has suggested.

Researchers have found that regular aerobic exercise boosts hippocampal volume in women whose intellectual capacity has been affected by age.

Researchers for the study, published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, tested the effect of exercise on the hippocampal volume of 86 woman with mild cognitive impairment.

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Join us on Stand 52 at ECSS

10 April 2014, 10:00

ECSS Logo19th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science,
‘Sport Science around the Canals’
Amsterdam RAI Convention Centre,

2nd to 5th of July 2014.

As in previous years, the 2014 Congress will offer a full programme of keynote speeches, presentations and workshops.

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Managing sports organisations

9 April 2014, 15:11

Contemporary Leadership in Sport Organizations combines recent research on leadership with practical application of the skills and knowledge that students will need to succeed in their chosen career.

It provides sport management students with a comprehensive understanding of the complex topic of leadership in sport through a presentation of foundational and contemporary research, numerous practical examples and analytical exercises, and thought-provoking self-assessments and quotes.

More than just leadership tips from a sport personality, Contemporary Leadership in Sport Organizations translates classic and contemporary research in leadership into leadership skills and behaviours that are useful in present-day sport settings.

Normal Price: £49.99 I €65.00
HK Rewards Members’ Price: £39.99 I €52.00

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Huge increase in steroid use

9 April 2014, 14:58

Steroid injectionWith increasing numbers of people across the UK injecting themselves with steroids, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has updated its guideline on the provision of needle and syringe programmes for adults and young people.

Many needle and syringe programmes have reported an increase in the number of steroid users, particularly among men aged 18-25, presenting in the last few years, fuelled by the increasing pressures to look good.

For example, CRI runs 21 needle exchanges in England and in 2010 it saw 290 people who were using steroids. By 2013 that number had increased to 2,161, a rise of 645%.

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