Academic News, Fitness News

Getting active after a cancer diagnosis may extend life

For people diagnosed with cancer, the risk of cancer death falls as physical activity rises, according to a new analysis of more than 70 existing studies.

Researchers writing in the British Journal of Sports Medicine concluded the current World Health Organization (WHO) recommendation of moderate physical activity to combat the risk of chronic disease is correct.

The WHO recommends two and a half hours of moderate exercise per week for some health benefit and five hours of moderate exercise per week for additional benefit.

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Academic News, Events

Join us at BASES Conference

logo-basesBASES Conference 2015

St. George’s Park.
1st to 2nd December, 2015

Following on from last year’s success, the flagship event for the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences returns to the prestigious St. George’s Park, the FA’s state-of-the-art talent development centre and a perfect setting with world-class facilities all under one roof.

It offers a two-day programme packed with world leading insight and experience, featuring many of the best known figures in the field of sport and exercise science.

Human Kinetics will have a stand in the Exhibitor area, where we will be showcasing many of our leading titles and offering them for sale at discounted rates.

Remember … BASES Conference 2014 sold out. Book your place now

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Academic News, Fitness News

See Human Kinetics author Costas Karageorghis at Springfield College

Costas KarageorghisIf you’re in the vicinity of the Springfield College Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies, Massachusetts on Monday 14th September, sport psychology expert and author of Inside Sport Psychology, Costas Karageorghis will be presenting “All About That Bass: The Power of Music in Exercise and Sport”.

His presentation will focus on his research and applied work in the area of music-related interventions in exercise and sport, and explores the structured use of music as a means by which the mindset and outcomes for those involved in exercise and sport can be optimised.

The lecture starts at 7.00pm and is free and open to the public.

Costas has just completed his latest title, Applying Music in Exercise and Sport, which will be released by Human Kinetics early in 2016.

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Academic News, Fitness News, PE News

New study gives hope for genetic obesity cure

Obesity is one of the biggest public health challenges of the 21st century.

Affecting more than 500 million people worldwide, obesity contributes to potentially fatal disorders such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer.

But there may now be a new approach to prevent and even cure obesity, thanks to a study led by researchers at MIT and Harvard Medical School, published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Sebastian Coe
Academic News, Fitness News

Sebastian Coe elected IAAF president

sebastian-coeFormer Olympic 1500m champion Lord Coe is the new president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the body that governs world athletics.

The 58-year-old Briton beat rival Sergey Bubka, a former Olympic pole vault champion, by 115 votes to 92.

One of Coe’s first tasks will be to deal with the fall-out from a series of doping allegations to hit athletics.

Double Olympic champion Mo Farah and Olympic 1500m silver medallist Steve Cram have both backed their countryman to make a positive impact.

Following his election, Coe tweeted that, after the birth of his children, this was the most “momentous moment” of his life.

The former chairman of London 2012, Coe replaces 82-year-old Senegalese Lamine Diack, who has been in charge for 16 years.

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