Events, Fitness News

5th International Standards Meeting

ISM_LogoFULL5th International Standards Meeting
Amsterdam,
Netherlands
14th to 15th October 2014

The overall theme of the ISM 2014 will be The Future of Fitness – Challenges between standardisation and commercialisation.

There will be an attractive programme including keynotes as well as round table sessions addressing the acute questions for standardization.

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There’s nothing new about home gyms

Lateral ExtensionIf you think that the idea of setting up a home gym in the spare room is something new then think again.

A dusty, leather-bound book written in 1861 by Gustav Ernst, describes in detail a portable gymnasium for any Victorian gentleman or lady looking to keep in trim.

The manual was recently unearthed in the archives of of London’s Wellcome Library and shows women in full skirts, crinolines and tightly laced bodices attempting activities such as leg extensions, downward traction, jumping exercises and chest expansions.

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Fitness News

It’s National Fitness Day

UKactivelogoToday is National Fitness Day, the largest celebration of physical activity in the UK.

All across the UK hundreds of clubs, parks and leisure centres have opened their doors to welcome you for free.

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Combination training best for weight loss in teenagers

Overweight exerciserAccording to a new study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, combining aerobic exercise with resistance training appears be the most effective solution to reducing obesity in teenagers.

To explore the most effective form of exercise for weight loss, a study group of 304 teenagers aged between 14 and 18 were divided into four groups.

One group was asked to adhere to an aerobic only plan, one a resistance-only regime, another with both elements combined, with the final group taking no exercise but simply adhering to the dieting advice provided in a four-week counselling scheme.

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Academic News, Books, Fitness News

A patients guide to a healthy heart

For people who have been diagnosed with a heart condition it is only natural that they are concerned about the future and seek reassurance and help after the initial treatment phase.

The authors of The Healthy Heart Book have combined their backgrounds and extensive experience in physiotherapy and nutrition to provide this comprehensive guide to achieving a full recovery.

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