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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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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Strength-building exercises help adolescents reduce health risks

4 April 2014, 09:59

Weight training The treatment for adolescent obesity and associated health problems has focused mostly on diet modifications and aerobic exercise such as walking or swimming.

But a recent research study concludes that adding strength-building exercises will help adolescents reduce the risks of conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and other health problems.

The findings, published in the journal Pediatrics, show that strength capacity is strongly associated with lower cardiometabolic risk in adolescents, even after controlling for the influence of BMI, physical activity participation and cardiorespiratory fitness.

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Vigorous exercise could prevent 10% of flu cases

17 March 2014, 09:51

gymsweatDoing at least two and a half hours of vigorous exercise each week cuts the chance of developing flu, new data suggests.

Around 4,800 people took part in this year’s online Flu Survey, run by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

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Creating group exercise routines

13 March 2014, 10:36

Methods of Group Exercise Instruction explores the most common group of exercise modalities, providing readers with the skills to lead dynamic, safe and effective classes.

It highlights the commonalities of a variety of group exercise formats through training principles, correction and progression techniques, and safety tips to enhance the skills of both group exercise leaders and programme directors.

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Still too much salt in children’s diets

13 March 2014, 10:08

Salt CellarDespite a UK-wide drive to cut salt levels in food, children in the UK are still eating far too much salt, with much of it coming from breads and cereals, according to a study published in the journal Hypertension.

Health guidelines suggest children should eat less than a teaspoon of salt a day, but 70% of the 340 children in the study ate more than this, with breads and cereals accounting for more than one-third of it, with a fifth coming from meat and one-tenth from dairy products.

The UK Department of Health said that although its voluntary salt reduction code with manufacturers was working more progress is still needed.

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