Fitness News, Webinars

Join us for a free webinar – Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC)

Susan van Scoyoc“Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC)”
Presented by Susan van Scoyoc
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM GMT
Wednesday 9th December 2015

Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) are at the core of implementing Physical Activity for Health. Whilst these are usually associated with interventions with physical disorders they have an equally important role to play in the care of those with mental health issues.

Research has revealed the increased probability of early death and chronic physical illness in those with an existing mental health condition. Evidence now demonstrates the negative impact of physical health care in one department and mental health care in another with little communication between the two. The future is an integrated health approach and this webinar will demonstrate why.

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Fitness News

One in 10 men in gyms may have ‘bigorexia’

It’s feared one in 10 men training in UK gyms could have a condition which can lead to depression, steroid abuse and even suicide.

Muscle dysmorphia, which is also known as ‘bigorexia’, is an anxiety disorder which causes someone to see themselves as small, despite being big and muscular.

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Events, Fitness News

Major operators sign up to provide free National Fitness Day sessions

Fitness Day RunnersMany leading fitness industry operators have already signed up to offer free health and fitness sessions across their sites as part of the most active day of the year on National Fitness Day.

On Wednesday September 9th there will be free health and fitness sessions available to the public, members and non-members alike, to get thousands of people moving and taking part in the year’s biggest celebration of physical activity.

With over 800 sites already registered, this event is seen as the sector’s chance to showcase the great work being done every day as well as a way to engage potential new members and do something different for existing members.

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Fitness News

44 per cent of UK adults do no moderate exercise

Statistics from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) have shown that the UK is lagging behind Europe as 44 per cent of us do no moderate exercise.

The UK is ranked 16th compared to the other 27 EU countries, such as Netherlands where as few as 14 per cent do no brisk exercise, and Denmark and Finland, where the proportion is 23 per cent.

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Fitness News

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson confirmed as ukactive Chair

Tanni Grey ThompsonCrossbench Peer Tanni Grey-Thompson has been named as the new independent Chair of not-for-profit health body ukactive.

Baroness Grey-Thompson will turn her seasoned campaigning voice to the crucial issue of turning the tide of physical inactivity over the coming years and ensure that the next government turns rhetoric into action on the inactivity crisis.

Within the announcement that Baroness Grey-Thompson, who is one of the most successful British athletes of all time, set out clear objectives to drive ukactive’s campaign to get Britain more active to the heart of future government policy.

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Books, PE News

Rugby technique, game sense and fitness

Developed by one of the game’s top coaches and endorsed by the Rugby Football Union, Rugby Games & Drills contains over 115 games and drills designed to bring out the very best in players, regardless of age or ability or rugby code.

This book is packed with the most effective games and drills for improving core skills such as handling, kicking and decision making while providing tough physical challenges.

In addition, the detailed descriptions with accompanying illustrations will help you make the most of training sessions and ensure you are ready for game day.

Normal price: £16.99 I €22.10
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Academic News, Courses, Fitness News

A course for personal trainers working with breast cancer patients

This online course enables Personal Trainers help those recovering from breast cancer to build confidence and regain function through the use of specialised therapeutic exercises.

Understand how to safely work muscle groups affected by treatment and surgery and how to support the physical and emotional recovery of clients.

On successful completion of the course you’ll be able to:

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Academic News, Fitness News

More evidence that exercise can help prevent and treat breast cancer

Exercise after cancerResearchers at the University of New Mexico are studying a newly discovered hormone that muscles release after exercise.

Irisin, named for the Greek “messenger” goddess Iris, may prevent breast cancer and boost the effects of chemotherapy drugs used in breast cancer treatment.

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