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In a “Try before you Buy” exercise, Human Kinetics is offering free downloads of the first chapter of twelve of its most popular titles.

Whether you seek improved performance in the gym, on the field, or on the court, Human Kinetics has an e-book to help you achieve your goals.

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Academic News, Books

Physical fitness appraisal and exercise prescription

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.

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Academic News, Fitness News

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

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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Academic News, Fitness News

Around 30% of Alzheimers cases could be avoided

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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Events, Fitness News, News, PE News

The Grandest ever Grand Départ

sw07_TDF_Stage_OneAlthough the Tour de France has now départed these shores, for those of us who witnessed first hand the incredible scenes over the three UK stages the memories will linger on for years to come.

Any fears that the people of Yorkshire would not come out to support the event were soon dispelled when it became clear that this event was going to be something very special.

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