A NatWest TV advertising campaign which focuses on the cost-saving benefits of giving up gym membership in favour of ‘running down the street’, has been withdrawn following lobbying by the fitness industry’s trade organisation, the FIA.
The survey of the 20 members of the Russell group of research-intensive universities showed nearly all have already lost millions in the downturn. All but three gave a measure of the performance of their funds. The losses declared so far add up to £190m with most institutions acknowledging there are more to come.
Previous studies investigating the effect of warming up on the risk of injury have focused on key warm-up elements, such as raising the core temperature, stretching the muscles used and conducting movement specific exercises, but the effect on injury has been unclear until now.
2008 was a great year for sports fans including Usain Bolt shattering both the 100m and 200m world records at the Beijing Olympics and knocking tenths of a second off each in the process. The fact is that athletes have been getting faster and faster since times have been accurately recorded, but is there an upper limit to how fast athletes can run?
It is the first full text to focus entirely on cultural awareness and its timeliness will spark increased discussion, reflection and research of cultural considerations in sport psychology practice.
The unease over the Speedo LZR Racer suit felt by many swimming coaches prior to the Beijing Olympics, flared into outright revolt when Fifteen of the 17 top European nations, including Great Britain, signed a protest which is to be presented to world governing body Fina calling for a number of regulations to be discussed and implemented.
A Clip of the new fitness craze set to sweep America; Anti-Gravity Yoga ‘Wings’ as demonstrated by Crunch Gyms.
Adding nuts to a healthy diet may help release people from a dangerous combination of health problems. Up to 25% of people in the UK are thought to have “metabolic syndrome”, which includes obesity and high blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar.