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Enjoy free chapters from some of our bestselling e-books

In a “Try before you Buy” exercise, Human Kinetics is offering free downloads of the first chapter of twelve of its most popular titles.

Whether you seek improved performance in the gym, on the field, or on the court, Human Kinetics has an e-book to help you achieve your goals.

If you haven’t done so already, you will need to create an online account with us in order to get your free download, but it takes just a matter of a few minutes to register.

Access the free chapter from any of the e-books noted below and we’re confident that you’ll appreciate the authoritative, but accessible advice you find.

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Incorporate yoga into your running routine

Yoga for Runners, provides a tried-and-tested, cross-training approach to the sport.

Practical and accessible, this guide shows runners how to incorporate yoga into their routine to improve breathing, strength, flexibility, endurance, mental sharpness and overall athletic performance.

88 poses are described in detail to ensure readers are able to gain the full benefit whilst at the same time decreasing the risk of injury.

Normal Price: £13.99 l €18.20
*HK Rewards Members’ Christmas offer: £9.79 l €12.74
* Valid until 31/12/2013

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HK Europe’s New Titles Catalogue available to download now

New-Titles-Jul-Dec-2013-Cover-150pThe latest New Titles Catalogue is now available for download from the Human Kinetics website.

In it you will find details of all the exciting new books, DVDs and CDs that we will be publishing from July until the end of December 2013.

It covers the whole spectrum of interest and subject areas including academic, physical education, sports, and health and fitness.

The printed version will be sent out to UK and European customers in the next few days, but if you can’t wait until then or live outside Europe, then you can get an electronic copy right now. Download it here >>

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Yoga as you’ve never seen it

Developed using Primal Pictures’ award-winning 3D anatomy models and the expertise of a team of experienced yoga instructors, 3D Anatomy for Yoga is a valuable reference and teaching tool for anyone involved in yoga, from practitioners to instructors.

The DVD-ROM has a simple and intuitive functionality that allows users to interact with the content and gain a deeper understanding of human anatomy as it relates specifically to yoga.

The 26 asanas covered consist of a mixture of seated and standing poses, many of which are shown in both beginner and classical forms.

It will help both yoga instructors and practitioners gain a new and deeper understanding of human anatomy in the context of yoga.

Normal Price: £118.80 I €154.50
HK Rewards Members’ Price: £95.04 I €123.60

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Yoga better than aerobics for improving mental performance

Hot YogaDespite an increase in those having a yoga exercise regime, little research exists on the relationship between yoga exercise and its effect on cognitive function.

A new study, published in the Journal of Physical Activity and Health, examined the effects of an acute yoga exercise session, relative to aerobic exercise, on cognitive performance and came up with some surprising results.

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