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The International Congress On Childrens Physical Activity And Sport

CIAPSElogoThe International Congress on Children’s Physical Activity and Sport,
University of Liege, Belgium.
17th October to the 18th October, 2014.

Reflections and discussions will focus on the key period between three and nine years, when children start to take part in organised physical and sporting activities.

The challenges within this age range are crucial because this is when relevant and appropriate practice can establish the solid foundations which children need to encourage them to take pleasure in sport and to practice physical activity in the long term.

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Achieving peak performance

Whether it’s a runner who starts the race too fast, a cyclist battling a strong headwind, or a tennis player taking extra recovery time during a court changeover, athletes and their coaches agree on one thing: Selecting the correct pacing strategy can make the difference between winning and losing, or even finishing, an event.

While the adage of “slow and steady wins the race” may still hold true for some, the best strategy is one that athletes develop to ensure they never work at too high a level so that they tire too quickly or at too low a level so that they fail to reach their potential.

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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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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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Promoting active, healthy lifestyles

Implementing Physical Activity Strategies profiles 42 physical activity programmes that are helping people adopt more active and healthy lifestyles.

It highlights innovative and tested physical activity programmes being implemented in eight sectors including education; healthcare, fitness and sports.

A consistent presentation of information on each programme makes this comprehensive reference easy-to-use and readers will find tools and information to bring success to their own initiatives.

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