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Location of impact could affect concussion severity

Head injuryAs the summer come to an end, contact games such as football and rugby come to the fore.

There are certain risks involved with these contact sports, including concussions and a recent study in the journal Pediatrics investigates how the location of impact could affect concussion severity.

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Fitness industry angered by controversial claims

Dr Michael MosleyHealth and fitness industry figureheads have rebuffed the sensational health claims by 5:2 diet advocate and author Dr Michael Mosley’s appearance on the UK TV show, This Morning.

A section of the show was trailed as “busting medical myths,” in which Mosley made a series of assertions about the inefficacy of gyms and exercise in helping to lose weight and increase physical fitness.

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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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High Performance Training for Sports special offer

High-Performance Training for Sports changes the landscape of athletic conditioning and sports performance. This groundbreaking work presents the latest and most effective philosophies, protocols and programmes for developing today’s athletes.

Editors David Joyce and Dan Lewindon have gathered contributions from global leaders in athletic performance training, coaching and rehabilitation.

The list of contributors reads like a Who’s Who of world experts who share the cutting-edge knowledge and techniques they’ve used with Olympians as well as top athletes and teams from the NBA, NFL, MLB, English Premier League, Tour de France and International Rugby.

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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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