Tour de France
Academic News, Fitness News

Nonfunctional overreaching, witches and the Tour de France

Tour de France 2The Tour de France is one of the year’s largest sporting events, requiring an almost superhuman performance of its athletes.

The Tour de France is influencing the way I experience summer.

Besides the usual entertainment associated with events like this, I like to follow the races and read the stories in newspapers and on the Internet to understand how the cyclists cope with the stress of cycling for three weeks and manage the strategy for when to work hard and when to hide in the peloton.

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Academic News, Fitness News, PE News

Rio 2016 Olympic torch unveiled

Rio Olympic Torch

Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff and Olympic torch

Rio 2016 has revealed its design for the Olympic Torch and the route for the Torch Relay, 399 days before the Opening Ceremony is due to take place.

The unique design of the Torch incorporates “Brazilian flair,” officials claimed.

It aims to reflect the unprecedented meeting between the legendary Olympic flame and the human warmth of the Brazilian people, they said.

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Academic News, Books

New edition of Physiology of Sport and Exercise has arrived

The new sixth edition of Physiology of Sport and Exercise has arrived at the Human Kinetics Europe office in Leeds.

We can start dispatching your copies very soon!


Physiology of Sport and Exercise


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

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.

There is a common misconception that psychological and physical/physiological rehabilitation will go hand-in-hand, with many sports injury practitioners feeling under-prepared for the psychosocial challenges experienced by injured athletes.

This webinar introduces key psychosocial considerations during sports injury rehabilitation and subsequently share practice around how psychosocial and physical/physiological rehabilitation can be intertwined, in order to rehabilitate the athlete, not just the injury. Continue reading

Swimming Pool
Academic News, Fitness News

England’s sports participation numbers fall

The number of people engaged in regular physical activity in England fell 1.4 per cent between October 2014 to March 2015, with swimming and fitness being the major casualties.

The latest figures from Sport England’s Active People Survey show the number of people doing “some kind of sport once a week, every week” fell to 15.5 million – 222,000 fewer than six months ago.

Despite being the most popular participation sport in England – with more than 2.5 million adults taking part in 30 minutes of moderate intensity swimming at least once a week – swimming was once again the standout casualty.

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