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Adam Gledhill

Adam Gledhill

Dale Forsdyke

Dale Forsdyke

Rehabilitating the athlete not just the injury: The psychology of sports injury rehabilitation

Presented by Adam Gledhill and Dale Forsdyke
Tue, Jun 16th, 2015. 3:00 PM–4:00 PM BST

Despite a growth in research over the past 30 years, scholarly and applied understanding of the psychosocial considerations during sports injury rehabilitation is in a relative infancy.

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A sonographer holds a cardiac probe to Cole Erwin's chest as a moving image of his heart appears on the computer screen at right at a Walgreens on Saturday, July 27, 2013. Erwin, 18 and a senior quarterback at Flower Mound Marucs, is getting this echocardiogram to make sure he doesn't have a potentially fatal abnormality called hypertropic cardiomyopathy. (Kelley Chinn/Special Contributor)
Fitness News

Elite athletes should get heart screening

Olympic athletes should have tailored heart screening to check for life-threatening conditions before they can compete, according to a leading Italian doctor.

After running extensive tests on 2,354 elite athletes, he discovered six had potentially fatal disorders that disqualified them from competing.

But the British Heart Foundation (BHF) says screening is not yet precise enough to be offered routinely.

Heart screening is designed to pick up abnormalities that could leave people at risk of sudden death.

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couch potato
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44 per cent of UK adults do no moderate exercise

Statistics from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) have shown that the UK is lagging behind Europe as 44 per cent of us do no moderate exercise.

The UK is ranked 16th compared to the other 27 EU countries, such as Netherlands where as few as 14 per cent do no brisk exercise, and Denmark and Finland, where the proportion is 23 per cent.

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Academic News, Webinars

Recorded BASES webinar now available

Philip Graham Smith“Practical and meaningful biomechanics in the applied world” Presented by Dr. Philip Graham-Smith, BASES”
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM BST

The recording of this webinar is now available to view at http://bit.ly/1QLomai

To access the recording it will necessary for you to have an online account with Human Kinetics.

If you do not already have an account, you will be prompted to open one which only takes a few minutes to complete. Existing account holders just need to sign in as normal.

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Elderly Exercisers
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Elderly exercisers can expect an extra five years of life

Regular exercise in old age has as powerful an effect on life expectancy as giving up smoking, researchers say.

The analysis of 5,700 elderly men in Norway showed those doing three hours of exercise a week lived around five years longer than the sedentary.

The authors, writing in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, called for campaigns to encourage fitness in older people.

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