Developing inpatient and outpatient cardiac rehabilitation programmes

16 September 2013, 14:08

This new edition covers the entire scope of practice for cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention (CR/SP) programmes.

It contains information on promoting positive lifestyle behaviour patterns, reducing risk factors for disease progression and lessening the impact of cardiovascular disease on quality of life, morbidity and mortality.

Thoroughly updated and restructured, it provides the most current models for designing and updating rehabilitation programmes for patients, and preventing second episodes.

The online web resource Includes 24 reproducible questionnaires, charts, consent forms, protocols, records, checklists and logs for use in creating or assessing programmes.

Price: £43.99 l €57.20

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New qualification for health & fitness professionals

23 January 2012, 13:52

Active IQ has launched a new qualification to up-skill health and fitness professionals to help them achieve practitioner status.

The Active IQ Level 3 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (QCF) is available at Levels 3 and 4 and is designed to prepare individuals for teaching in a wide range of contexts.

The qualification has been endorsed by the Institute for Learning (IFL) and appears on its ITT/E Qualifications Register.

Learners must be 19 years of age or older and be looking to start a teaching career in the lifelong learning sector.

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Top 10 posts of the year so far

12 August 2011, 09:45

Human Kinetics Logo As August  kicks in and we fall between academic terms what better time to reflect on what has happened over the past year and tell you, our fantastic readers, which posts have been the most popular and also let you catch up on some stories and topics you may have missed.

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Safe and effective fitness and health routines

5 July 2011, 10:00

Most people understand the importance of good health, but many are unsure as to how to achieve and maintain it through the years as your body and lifestyle change, making physical activity and correct nutrition more difficult to achieve.

The American College of Sports Medicine, the largest and most-respected sport science and medicine organization in the world, has created the ACSM’s Complete Guide to Fitness & Health in order to strip away common fads, myths and misconceptions and provide you with the latest research, sound advice and age-specific recommendations that you can trust.

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Free Webinars

21 June 2011, 01:00

Human Kinetics has organized a rolling programme of free, online webinars which will address a variety of topics and resources relating to sports, coaching, health, fitness, nutrition, training, physical education, recreation and more.

From the comfort of your home or office, you have access to these live Web-based presentations conducted by leading minds in their respective areas of expertise.

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Innovation in Physical Activity

11 January 2011, 12:09

Innovation in Physical Activity
The NWHPAF Annual Conference 2011
The Westleigh Conference Centre, Preston
Thursday, 10th. February 2011

The North West Health and Physical Activity Forum (NWHPAF) is a voluntary group of individuals with a common goal of promoting good practice in the area of health and physical activity.

Delegates to this year’s Conference will have the opportunity to hear Dr. Costas Karageorghis, author of Inside Sport Psychology

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Advice on keeping safe in winter

7 December 2010, 12:13

As the winter freeze continues to bring ice and snow to many parts, this is an opportune time to remind people how cold weather can affect the heart, especially for those with cardiovascular disease, say the American Heart Association (AHA).

If you are outdoors in cold weather, you should avoid sudden exertion, like lifting a heavy shovel full of snow, say the AHA, who warn that even walking through snow, especially heavy snow and snow drifts, can strain the heart.

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Healthy lifestyle can reduce breast cancer risk even in women with family history – Cancer Research UK

19 October 2010, 10:49

Leading a healthy lifestyle can help women reduce their risk of breast cancer even if they have a family history of the disease, it has been claimed.

According to Dr Robert E Gramling, lead author of a new study published online by the journal Breast Cancer Research, many women who have a close relative with breast cancer fear their risk for the disease will remain high no matter what they do.

Cancer Research UK

Reserve your place at Jane Johnson’s workshops at camexpo

29 September 2010, 11:01

Jane Johnson, author of bestseller Soft Tissue Release and newly published,  Deep Tissue Massage, is to present a number of workshops at the forthcoming complimentary health event camexpo at London’s Earls Court on 23rd – 24th  October 2010.

Jane’s workshops will cover a number of topics including soft tissue release and clinical tips and tricks on the back and shoulder and are likely to prove extremely popular.

Places are limited and the event organisers advise early booking to avoid disappointment.

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Water babies have more than just fun

18 May 2010, 09:57

Teaching babies to swim turns out to be more than just fun. According to new research, baby swimmers not only have better balance but they are also better at grasping at things than non-swimmers.

What’s more, this difference persists when babies who have been taught to swim still outperform their peers when they are five years old.

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