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Yoga may guard against heart disease

Yoga for eldersDoing yoga may be a good way to protect against heart disease, particularly if you cannot do more vigorous exercise, research published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology suggests.

A review 37 studies involving nearly 3,000 people found yoga was independently linked to a lowering of heart risk factors such as high blood pressure and cholesterol.

Yoga does not count towards the recommended physical activity that we should all do each week, but experts say it may still be beneficial.

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Top Twenty fitness trends for 2015

Recovering Athlete The ninth annual survey by thousands of fitness professionals worldwide to determine health and fitness trends has been published in the ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal.

The survey has been designed to confirm or to introduce new trends (not fads) that have will have a perceived impact on the industry in 2015.

This should help commercial health clubs determine whether or not a new trend fits into their own business models and how to best use the information.

Taking over the top spot from high-intensity interval training is body weight training.

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Setting the standard for women’s strength training

Delavier’s Women’s Strength Training Anatomy Workouts has the exercises, programming and advice needed to achieve the results you want.

Based on the anatomical features unique to women, this new guide sets the standard for women’s strength training.

Full-colour illustrations allow you to see inside 40 exercises and 42 programmes for strengthening, sculpting and developing arms, chest, back, shoulders, abs, legs and glutes.

Step-by-step instructions work in tandem with the anatomical illustrations to ensure understanding of how to maximise the efficiency of each exercise and how muscles interact with surrounding joints and skeletal structures.

Normal Price: £14.99 I €19.50
HK Rewards Price: £17.99 I €15.60

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The four reasons women get cellulite

Most women believe that cellulite affects only those who are overweight or out of shape. But according to Frédéric Delavier, fitness expert and author of Delavier’s Women’s Strength Training Anatomy Workouts, cellulite affects two out of three women, including those who are very thin.

“Cellulite is a typically feminine phenomenon where subcutaneous fat accumulates in certain areas, primarily the lower part of the body,” Delavier explains. “It is made up of a mixture of water, waste and toxins in the skin tissue and fatty tissue in certain cells.”

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Join us at the Careers in Sport Roadshow, Leeds

Careers in SportLeeds Beckett University,
Institute for Sport, Physical Activity and Leisure,
Headingley Campus
Leeds,
30th January, 2015

The National Sports Roadshow provides a platform for employers, trainers, students and professionals to meet and interact.
Human Kinetics will be exhibiting at the Leeds event so come along and see us.

Other roadshows will be held at Lincoln on 12th February and Preston on 27th February.

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