Download “Supplements in Sport from an Anti-Doping Perspective”

1 August 2014, 11:01

Anne SargentThe recent BASES webinar, “Supplements in Sport from an Anti-Doping Perspective”, is now available for download on the Human Kinetics website.

This highly relevant webinar provides an overview of the anti-doping risks associated with nutritional supplements, the potential impact and how to minimise these risks.

Presenter, Anne Sargent has been working at UK Anti-Doping for four and a half years and her current role as Medical Education Officer involves providing anti-doping support and education to athlete support personnel who have a medical or scientific role.

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Five a day is enough

1 August 2014, 09:59

Fresh FruitNew research published in the British Medical Journal supports the view that consuming five portions of fruit and vegetables is necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but suggests that eating more may have no additional benefits.

A previous study in England found that eating seven or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day was healthier than the minimum five but this is not supported by the BMJ analysis of worldwide studies which found that after five portions a day, there was no further impact.

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Physical fitness appraisal and exercise prescription

31 July 2014, 11:15

The seventh edition of Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, provides a comprehensive approach to physical fitness appraisal and exercise prescription.

It bridges the gap between research and practice and synthesizes concepts and theories from exercise physiology, kinesiology, measurement, psychology and nutrition to provide a clearly defined approach to physical fitness testing and the design of individualised exercise programmes.

The accompanying online videos enhance the learning experience and teach the techniques necessary for conducting fitness testing and programme design.

Normal Price: £64.99 I €84.50
HK Rewards Members’ Price: £51.99 I €67.60

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Running ten minutes a day cuts risk of heart or stroke death by 55 per cent.

29 July 2014, 15:03

old_joggers Accpording to new research just published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, running for just ten minutes every day can add years to your life even if it run at a leisurely pace

The researchers from Iowa State University, said they found that runners who ran less than an hour per week have the same mortality benefits compared to runners who ran more than three hours per week and that exercise is as important as stopping smoking for your health.

A study has found that runners were 30 per cent less likely to die over 15 years than non-runners and 45 per cent less likely to die of a heart attack or stroke.

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Scottish Coaching Conference

29 July 2014, 12:02

Scottish_Athletics_LogoScottish Coaching Conference,
Emirates Arena Glasgow

20th to 21st September, 2014

A full weekend-long programme of seminars and practical workshops await delegates to the Scottish Coaching Conference, organised by Scottish Athletics.

For further information email Mary Anderson at

Welcome to the Friendly Games

23 July 2014, 10:12

MascotGlasgow’s moment has arrived after seven years of waiting as the Commonwealth Games will officially get under way following tonight’s opening ceremony.

The Commonwealth Games is a unique, world class event which is held once every four years and is often referred to as the ‘Friendly Games’ and is the third largest multi-sport event after the Olympics and the Asian Games

More than 4,500 athletes will compete across 17 events in the next 11 days.

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High Performance Training for Sports special offer

22 July 2014, 10:09

High-Performance Training for Sports changes the landscape of athletic conditioning and sports performance. This groundbreaking work presents the latest and most effective philosophies, protocols and programmes for developing today’s athletes.

Editors David Joyce and Dan Lewindon have gathered contributions from global leaders in athletic performance training, coaching and rehabilitation.

The list of contributors reads like a Who’s Who of world experts who share the cutting-edge knowledge and techniques they’ve used with Olympians as well as top athletes and teams from the NBA, NFL, MLB, English Premier League, Tour de France and International Rugby.

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Around 30% of Alzheimers cases could be avoided

17 July 2014, 14:10

Aerobic Exercise for elders One in three cases of dementia could be avoided by changes in lifestyle, according to a study published in the August Issue of Lancet Neurology.

The research, undertaken by a team from Cambridge University, says that one in three cases of the condition could be prevented by a combination of regular exercise, a reduction in smoking and by tackling health problems such as obesity and diabetes.

The study examined seven potentially modifiable risk factors that have consistent evidence of an association with the disease – diabetes, midlife hypertension, midlife obesity, physical inactivity, depression, smoking and low educational attainment.

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The best-selling sport and exercise psychology book

17 July 2014, 12:05

The the best-selling sport and exercise psychology book on the market, Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology provides a thorough introduction to the key concepts in the field.

Written by internationally respected authors, it provides students and new practitioners with a comprehensive view of sport and exercise psychology, bridges the gap between research and practice, conveys principles of professional practice and captures the excitement of the world of sport and exercise.

Normal Price: £64.99 l €84.50
HK Rewards Members’ Price: £51.99 l €67.60

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Free Podcast on High Performance Training for Sports

14 July 2014, 16:26

PodcastDavid Joyce, joint author of High Performance Training for Sports has recorded Part One of a Podcast series based on the book, with Jeremy Boone (Coach Your Best). In the podcast David discusses his background and what inspired him to write this book? He details exactly who can benefit from the book and what he means by the concept of the modern athlete. He goes on to explain the difference between Movement Freedom and Movement Control and the relationship between low back pain and a hula hoop. The concept of ‘Injury as an Opportunity’ is also discussed as is why the psychology of injury is so important to address in a return to play programme. Listen to it now >>


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