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Walk in the parkLow-intensity exercise like walking for a minute at a time can cut blood pressure and even housework and gardening chores can add years to your life.

Inactive people who take up low-intensity activities for a minute at a time can cut blood pressure and cholesterol while boosting their well-being.

The breakthrough comes after tests showed it is better to keep moving throughout the day rather than undertake an intense burst of exercise followed by rest.

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Using music and video to make high-intensity exercise more pleasant

Exercising to musicResearch in the Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology suggests that music-only and music-and-video stimuli lead to the highest enjoyment of exercise, regardless of intensity, among study participants.

The study examined various psychological measures of participants during and after stationary cycling at two intensities. Subjects were exposed to four conditions: music only, video only, music and video, and control.

These results could have salient implications for exercise professionals in improving attitudes of clients who are new or returning to fitness towards activities that they would otherwise avoid due to negative attitudes and feelings of fatigue.

For the full text article, contact Abigail Gailey at AbigailG@hkusa.com

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The psychology of exercise

Bringing together a group of experts in the field, Doing Exercise Psychology uses applied theories alongside authentic client interactions to address the challenging psychological components of physical activity.

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Preparing for a successful career as an exercise professional

To be considered an exercise professional anywhere in Europe, proper accreditation by EuropeActive is a necessary requirement.

This book is the official primer for those seeking that accreditation and the multitude of benefits it brings.

These include: Industry recognition, professional status, higher earning potential, increased employment opportunities across companies, institutions and even countries, legal protection, better client relationships and much more.

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Become the ultimate defender

Learn from the legendary Lou Tepper, who coached more than 20 NFL linebackers and now has created the most in-depth book ever written on American football’s most important defensive position.

Coverage includes four key linebacker diagnostic tests, 44 drills to improve linebacking skills, pre-snap communication, relaying defense signals from the sideline and special practice and game grading systems to evaluate and maximize performance.

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