Step it up for Sport Relief

13 March 2014, 14:50

Sport Relief brings the entire nation together to get active, have fun and raise life-changing cash and it’s back from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd March. Schools throughout the Uk and Northern Ireland will be taking part in a whole range of fundraising efforts while getting active and having fun at the same time.

To get you in the mood here’s a catchy little number that has been specially written and produced by Out Of The Ark for TES. A word of warning though, it’s one of those songs that you’ll struggle to get out of your head once it’s in there.

Good luck with your own fundraising efforts.


The theories, concepts and developments of outdoor adventure education

12 March 2014, 10:16

Outdoor Adventure Education steeps students in the theories, concepts and developments of outdoor adventure education, preparing them for careers in this rapidly expanding field.

The authors, both experienced practitioners, researchers and teachers, explore the subject of outdoor adventure and present a comprehensive text on outdoor and adventure foundations, theories and research that will provide the basis for the next generation of professionals.

Outdoor Adventure Education offers a comprehensive view of the expanding discipline of outdoor adventure education in its various settings.

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Promoting active, healthy lifestyles

6 March 2014, 14:19

Implementing Physical Activity Strategies profiles 42 physical activity programmes that are helping people adopt more active and healthy lifestyles. It highlights innovative and tested physical activity programmes being implemented in eight sectors including education; healthcare, fitness and sports. A consistent presentation of information on each programme makes this comprehensive reference easy-to-use and readers will find tools and information to bring success to their own initiatives.

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Exercise for an ageing population

3 March 2014, 10:25

As the older adult population increases, so does the demand for fitness professionals who understand the capabilities and special needs of seniors with illnesses, disabilities, chronic disorders and sedentary lifestyles.

Exercise for Frail Elders, is the only exercise fitness guidebook to focus on working with frail elders and adults with special conditions and as such is an invaluable resource for improving functional fitness, maintaining aspects of independent living and enhancing quality of life.

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One Big Thing

20 February 2014, 13:42

Student fun runukactive and the British University & Colleges Sports (BUCS) have launched ‘One Big Thing’, a new initiative calling on universities to promote physical activity participation by registering to host their own ’5k anyway’ event for their local student population.

’5K anyway’ events are organised activities which require students to cover a 5km distance participating in the physical activity their university or college has nominated, from fancy-dress themed runs, swimming and egg-and-spoon racing to skipping and military fitness obstacle courses.

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Making the shift to more active and healthy lifestyles

14 February 2014, 00:02

Applied Health Fitness Psychology considers behavioural issues regarding exercise and nutrition using a research to practice approach.

This comprehensive text explains how health fitness psychology has developed into a wide-ranging discipline that can be used in various exercise, fitness and health settings, allowing both current and future practitioners to assist their patients or clients in adopting healthier lifestyles.

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London’s cycle sharing scheme has positive health effects

14 February 2014, 00:01

London Cycle SchemeLondon’s bicycle sharing scheme has had a positive overall health effect, but the benefits of cycling in the cycle hire zone are clearer for men than for women and for older users than for younger users, finds a study published on bmj.com today.

The authors say the potential benefits of cycling “may not currently apply to all groups in all settings.”

Over 600 cities around the world have implemented bicycle sharing schemes, but there is very little published evidence on the health effects of such schemes.

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The formula for running success

13 February 2014, 11:19

Get in the best shape of your running career with the help of Daniels’ Running Formula, the book that Runner’s World magazine called “the best training book”.

In it, top running coach Jack Daniels provides you with his legendary VDOT formula to guide you through training at exactly the right intensity to run stronger, longer and faster.

Runners can choose a programme simply to get in shape, target a race , or regain conditioning after layoff or injury.

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Personal trainer prosecuted for unlicenced sessions

12 February 2014, 14:09

Alexis Baron CohenA personal fitness trainer is to be prosecuted for carrying out sessions in one of London’s royal parks without a licence.

Alexis Ajavon Baron Cohen, 43, is one of the first coaches to be taken to court for such an offence in a case that has been brought by The Royal Parks agency following a training session on Primrose Hill.

Today he said he was being treated “like a criminal” and vowed to fight the case, which is due to be heard next month.

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Win Valentine’s Day goodies

7 February 2014, 12:06

vday bannerWin Valentine’s Day goodies for two.

You and you’re loved one could win a pair of one-day tickets to FitPro Live, the UK’s largest fitness event; a copy of the Strength Training Anatomy; a copy of the Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook from Human Kinetics; two one-year PRO accounts with Mates Rates worth £240; plus two goody bags worth £100 each!

Plus, Mates Rates will give you a £20 fitness voucher just for entering, so you can buy something special for that special someone.

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