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Exercise in early teens can prevent help diabetes in adulthood

Carrying out exercise during the early teenage years could reduce a child’s risk of developing diabetes later in life, according to a study led by the University of Exeter.

The research, published in the journal Diabetologia, found that physical activity provides the greatest benefits to adolescent insulin resistance, a condition which leads to high blood sugar and is a precursor to type 2 diabetes.

But researchers also found that while exercise made a difference at age 13, it made no impact on insulin resistance by the age of 16.

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Fitness News

Resistance training can help sufferers of fatty liver disease

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Resistance training can be an effective alternative to cardio.

Resistance training in the gym leads to a fall in liver fat levels according to a new study held at the University of Haifa .

“For patients suffering from physical limitations or low motivation that prevents them performing aerobic exercises, resistance training can be an effective alternative,” comments Dr. Shira Zelber-Sagi from the School of Public Health, who undertook the study.

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Fitness News, PE News

Doctors call on politicians to protect child health

Children playingChildren’s doctors are calling on the next government to put child health high on the political agenda as members of the public show overwhelming support for a series of policies which would improve children’s health.

A recent poll conducted on behalf of Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) found that two thirds of Britons support banning advertising of food high in fat, sugar and salt on TV before 9pm, with 90% backing cooking and nutrition lessons in schools.

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Books, PE News

Become the ultimate defender

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Academic News, Events

AASP International Student Conference

AASP logoAASP International Student Conference
Loughborough University, England

21st and 22nd February, 2014.

The inaugural Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) International Student Conference is organised and run by students for students.

Its purpose is to create an opportunity for students interested in the domain of sport, exercise, health and well-being psychology to share knowledge and build networks for future research and development.

Human Kinetics will have a stand at the conference where delegates can examine and purchase a range of sports psychology and related titles at discounted prices.

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