Month: January 2009

Mastering Swimming

“A successful swimming experience begins with the basics of body balance, relaxed breathing and efficient stroke technique.” Montgomery says. In Mastering Swimming, Montgomery and co-author Mo Chambers advise swimmers to improve technique for each stroke by analysing and adopting three simple elements.

UK Government launches Change4life ad campaign

The Change4Life campaign makes the subject of weight and physical activity a hot topic and urges people to make changes to their diet and levels of activity. The campaign talks about ‘fat in the body’ rather than ‘fat bodies’ and makes clear the link between fat and preventable illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease.
It also pins the blame on modern life, which affects all of us, rather than pointing the finger at parents.

Diabetic Athlete’s Handbook

The Diabetic Athlete’s Handbook provides you with the most up-to-date information on insulins and other medications, glucose monitors, blood sugar management, nutrition and supplements, injury prevention and treatment and mental strategies for maximizing performance and optimizing health.

School Olympics proposed

Jeremy Hunt, the shadow secretary of state for culture, media and sport, is considering proposals which would see schools compete against each other in a variety of events at local, county and regional levels, before a national championships was held in a major UK city.
At the culmination of the Games, one school would be crowned with the accolade of the sportiest in the country.