Events, Fitness News

Workout at Work Day

Workout at WorkOn 12th June 2013, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy is organising Workout at Work Day to highlight the benefits to employers of having healthier and more active staff.

Sitting for long periods, not taking a lunch break or working on smart phones and other devices late into the evening can all take a toll on health and lead to time off work.

Poor work habits like these can increase the risk of musculoskeletal disorders and stress, depression or anxiety, which the Health and Safety Executive estimate account for the majority of days lost due to work-related ill-health and cost employers 7.5 and 10.4 million working days respectively in 2011/12.

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Academic News, Books, Fitness News, PE News

Helping cancer survivors improve their health

ACSM’s Guide to Exercise and Cancer Survivorship presents the science behind the benefits of exercise for cancer survival and its application when designing or adapting exercise programmes specifically for cancer patients and survivors.

More clinicians and oncologists are recommending exercise as a strategy for reducing the side effects of treatment, speeding recovery and improving overall quality of life.

In turn, cancer survivors are seeking health and fitness professionals with the knowledge and experience to help them learn how to exercise safely within their capabilities.

Developed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), this authoritative reference offers the most up-to-date information for health and fitness professionals working with survivors of many types of cancers.

Price: £38.99 I €46.80
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Books, Fitness News

Understanding the function of the nutrients in the body

Sport Nutrition for Health and Performance, Second Edition, will help students and practitioners understand the function of the nutrients in the body and how these nutrients affect health and athletic performance.

The authors present clear, comprehensive and accurate nutrition information that may be applied to a variety of careers. The text provides students with practical knowledge in exercise and nutrition science and it keeps practitioners on the cutting edge of current research and practices in the field.

Using the authors’ extensive backgrounds in nutrition, exercise physiology and fitness, the text sorts micronutrients into functional groupings to provide an easy framework for understanding how these nutrients can influence exercise performance and good health for both athletes and active individuals.

This unique presentation allows readers to fully understand why proper nutrition helps athletes prevent injury, enhance recovery, improve daily workouts and maintain optimal health and body weight.

Price: £59.50 I €65.50