Early morning sunbathers on Brighton beach, in Brighton, Sussex, as much of England prepares for a weekend of hot weather.
Academic News, Fitness News, PE News

There’s no safe way to get a tan

There is no safe or healthy way to get a tan from sunlight, new guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has warned.

The health watchdog’s latest guidance also says an existing tan provides little protection against sun exposure.

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Instructing Hatha Yoga
Books, Fitness News

Give safe and confident hatha yoga instruction

Instructing Hatha Yoga second Edition

Instructing Hatha Yoga is now updated.

Now in its second edition, Instructing Hatha Yoga is your comprehensive guide to developing the knowledge and qualities of a confident and truly qualified yoga instructor. The updated edition includes revised poses complete with instructions, a web resource, and sample children’s and prenatal classes.

Millions of enthusiasts worldwide are experiencing the physical benefits and mindful awareness of yoga in gyms and spas, the training rooms of professional sport teams, hospitals and even classrooms.

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Academic News, Fitness News, News, PE News

Young people ‘priced out of sport’ after leaving school

Young people are being squeezed out of sport because a third live in poverty and the cost of taking part is too high, according to a new study.

The report, Moving the Goalposts: Poverty and Access to Sport for Young People, says  Schools could help by opening facilities to community groups out of hours. Continue reading

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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couch potato
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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