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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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Motor learning theory from a dance perspective

As dance training evolves and becomes more complex, knowledge of motor behaviour is foundational in helping dancers learn and master new skills and become more efficient in integrating the skills.

Motor Learning and Control for Dance is the first resource to address motor learning theory from a dance perspective.

It addresses many related topics that are important to the discipline, such as imagery and improvisation.

This book will help performers and teachers blend science with pedagogy to meet the challenge of artistry and technique in preparing for dance performance.

Dancers interested in performance from the recreational to professional levels will also learn ways to enhance their technical and artistic progress. Aspiring dancers and instructors will explore how to develop motor skills, how to control movement on all levels, and—most important—how motor skills are best taught and learned.

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Improving the performance of young athletes

Conditioning for Young Athletes provides coaches and instructors with the best training advice, exercises and programmes for establishing an overall fitness base and maximising athletic development for youth.

This authoritative guide includes more than 180 exercises that safely increase a young athlete’s coordination, flexibility, speed, strength and endurance.

By taking into consideration critical factors such as a child’s developmental stage, motor functioning and sex-specific considerations, it ensures that the workouts do not hinder development and growth.

It covers three developmental phases, long and short-term training plans and specific programmes for a range of sports.

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Why everyone in Britain should take Vitamin D

spoon-full-of-vitamin-pills-200x300Everyone in the UK should consider taking vitamin D supplements to counter the lack of sunshine government experts are proposing.

The draft Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition guidelines suggest, from the age of one, 10 microgram vitamin D pills be taken to ensure people get enough.

Current advice is that only at-risk groups, such as pregnant women, under-fives and over 65s, should take supplements.

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Sport funding facing major overhaul

ParkrunSport funding is facing a major overhaul in a bid to reverse recent disappointing participation figures.

Amid increasing concerns that Britain is failing to live up to the legacy promise of the London 2012 Olympics, a public consultation has been launched to mark the start of a new strategy for sport.

And the government has warned that the mounting cost of success for Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes is “at odds with the current financial climate”.

Almost 250,000 people have stopped taking part in regular activity over the past six months and a major shake-up of the way sport is funded will now be considered, with money potentially diverted away from national governing bodies (NGBs).

Sports Minister Tracey Crouch said: “Sport has such a positive impact on people’s lives and I want to embed participation into this nation’s DNA.”

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