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New research indicates exercise can tackle the symptoms of schizophrenia

Cycle_Class_at_a_GymA new study from the University of Manchester has suggested that aerobic exercises could significantly help sufferers of the long-term mental health condition schizophrenia.

The researchers used data from 10 different clinical trials which included 385 schizophrenia sufferers.  Continue reading

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Schools asked to play key role in fight against childhood obesity

Last Thursday saw the UK government’s plan to tackle childhood obesity unveiled. The main aim of the scheme is to get children eating healthier and undertaking more exercise whilst at school.

The strategy stated that primary schools in the UK will now be expected to deliver at least 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity to their pupils every day. Physical activity will also be a key part of the new healthy schools rating scheme. This voluntary scheme allows schools to demonstrate what they are doing to help make children more physically active. Continue reading

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Use science to develop your players and teams

97814504967971Editor and current Head of Athletic Development at Manchester United Tony Strudwick presents a who’s who list of international experts in Soccer Science.

Learn and improve with insights from some of the world’s leading footballing authorities, including English Premier League, European and Champion’s League teams, Major League Soccer and FIFA medical staff.

Soccer Science gives you advanced yet accessible information on biomechanics, physiology, psychology, skill acquisition, coaching and performance and match analysis.

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International Sports Science and Sports Medicine Conference 2016

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The International Science and Sports Medicine Conference 2016 will take place at Newcastle University from the 31st August until the 2nd September.

In addition to sports science and sports medicine, this year’s event will also include talks on physiotherapy and strength and conditioning. Leading international speakers will present the latest evidence and encourage discussion and interaction.

Tickets are still available to buy from the event website.

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5th International Conference of Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise

QRSE16 Newsletter LogoThe International Conference of Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise is taking place at the University of Chichester from the 30th August-1st September.

It’s dedicated to providing cutting edge advancements in qualitative research methods. The areas covered at the event include sports psychology, sociology of sport and physical culture, sport history, physical education and pedagogy, sports medicine and sport management and policy.

There are still places left at the conference online.

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Biomechanics of Human Movement: Mechanisms and Methods

Symp logoThe 17th International Symposium for Biomechanics of Human Movement will take place in Jyvaskyla, Finland from the 21st-23rd September. It includes the most current research from leading scientists in the field.

The theme of the symposium is Biomechanics of Human Movement: Mechanisms and Methods. Provisional session titles include: Biomechanics of Human Locomotion, Sports & Technology, Eccentric Exercise, ‘Should You Be Stiff or Flexible?’, Motor Control and Learning.

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The science of increasing muscle size through resistance training

Muscle hypertrophy is defined as an increase in muscle size, is one of the primary outcomes of resistance training.

Science and Development of Muscle Hypertrophy is a comprehensive compilation of science-based principles to help you develop muscle hypertrophy with your athletes and clients.

This definitive guide from strength and conditioning expert, Brad Schoenfeld allows you to understand and apply the ideal responses and mechanisms that promote optimal muscular hypertrophy.

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Free webinar: For better or for worse – how has sport biomechanics influenced the game of cricket?

Presented by Jacqueline Alderson, B.Sc. (Hons), PhD, FISBS.
Wednesday 19th October 2016 10am – 11am BST

As we continue to work with BASES we are happy to announce our latest webinar of the series.

This webinar will outline the impact the discipline of sports biomechanics has had on the game of cricket over the last decades. Content will include the sports biomechanists influence in the areas of; performance enhancement, injury prevention and issues surrounding biomechanical assessment of bowling actions from a regulatory enforcement perspective. The role of technology as an assessment tool and as a driver of change will also be discussed. Participants will be challenged to reflect on their personal position surrounding the discipline’s influence on the cricket landscape.

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