National School Sport Week

3 June 2014, 16:24

School Sport WeekThe Youth Sport Trust’s National School Sport Week, 2014 will take place from 23-27 June.

Since 2009, 9.6 million young people and 22,000 UK schools have taken part. This year schools are being encouraged to pledge that pupils will take part in five hours of PE and sport.

The UK Chief Medical Officer’s report states the benefits of physical activity on children’s health include:

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Bestselling guide on Pilates is better than ever.

21 May 2014, 10:46

In this updated second edition, world-renowned Pilates expert Rael Isacowitz reveals the repertoire he has used to train multiple Olympians as well as an elite group of professional instructors who work with celebrities and athletes around the world.

With more than 200 exercises and over 50 variations, Pilates is the most comprehensive guide available on the subject.

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A comprehensive review of running mechanics and injury prevention

21 May 2014, 09:22

Running Mechanics and Gait Analysis is the premier resource dedicated to running mechanics and injury prevention.

Running continues to be one of the most popular sports, despite the fact that up to 70 percent of runners will sustain overuse injuries during any one-year period.

Therefore, it is imperative for healthcare professionals, coaches and runners themselves to be informed on injury prevention and optimal treatment.

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Join our new Facebook group

13 May 2014, 15:35

10003272_10200426585107511_185263867_nThe High-Performance Training for Sports discussion group hopes to engage discussion among those combining principles of strength and conditioning with the disciplines of physiotherapy and athletic training as a means of developing all aspects of athletic performance.

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Serves, nerves and on-court dominance

7 May 2014, 08:56

Thought provoking and original, Tennisology delves into the science, psychology and history of tennis, the world’s most popular individual sport, in search of the factors that truly influence successful on-court play.

Based on the latest research, statistics and analysis, Tennisology provides fascinating insights and observations on development, conditioning and performance.

Readers will also discover how to apply the laws of physics to improve accuracy and consistency of shots and serves; how to structure training to minimise fatigue in lengthy matches; and how technology has affected the way the game is played, officiated and coached.

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Meet Team HK

1 May 2014, 15:53

Team-HK-webAmong the 7,000-strong field at this year’s Leeds Half Marathon on May 11th will be HKE’s Jonathan Kay (left) and Chris Wright (right).

Both have been pounding the pavements for months in order to reach peak fitness and although this is not officially a race, neither will want to be second best.

Chris wants to beat his best time of 1 hour 29 minutes, while Jonny would dearly love to beat local rival John Johnson, who last year set a personal best in the event.

Jonathan is hoping to at least keep up with 84 year old John for as long as he can, although he admits it’s going to be a tough ask.

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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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British Cycling performance director quits

11 April 2014, 08:36

Dave BrailsfordBritish Cycling performance director Sir Dave Brailsford has quit his role.

The 50-year-old joined the organisation in 2003 and has been credited with Great Britain’s success at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.

Brailsford holds a similar position with pro-cycling outfit Team Sky and missed last month’s Track Cycling World Championships to focus on that role.

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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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Runners recount 2013 Boston Marathon experiences

8 April 2014, 09:42

4:09:43, takes its title from the time into the 2013 Boston Marathon when two bombs exploded and is a compilation of accounts provided by those taking part.

It focuses on the accounts of 75 runners, collected through social media: blogs posted online, stories offered on Facebook and e-mails sent to the author.

The story does not end until the 23,000 participants encounter the terror on Boylston Street. “These are not 75 separate stories,” says the author. “This is one story told as it might have been by a single runner with 75 pairs of eyes.”

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