Month: August 2016

Celebrate the Summer of Sport with 40% off!

We’ve received so many emails from customers returning from holidays and expressing disappointment at missing our Rio-lly Big Summer Sale that we’ve decided to give everyone a bit more time. The sale now ends 05/09/2016. But this time, when it’s over, it’s really over. So act now to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat! Plus if you’re an HK Rewards member you get the ebook version of any printed book you buy (where available), absolutely free. Download instantly and enjoy! You also get free delivery on all orders. That’s 40% off with free ebooks and free delivery. Enter promo code WINNER16 at the checkout before 23:59 BST on 5th September 2016. SHOP NOW If you’re not an HK Rewards member you still get 25% off with the code. But you won’t get any free ebooks. So join HK Rewards free to get the best deal. This offer is open to residents of the UK, Europe and the Middle East, and is valid until 23:59 BST on 5 September 2016. Offer is not redeemable against courses and journals.

Schools asked to play key role in fight against childhood obesity

Yesterday saw the government’s plan to tackle childhood obesity unveiled. The main aim for 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 make children more physically active.

International Sports Science and Sports Medicine Conference 2016

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.

5th International Conference of Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise

The 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.

Biomechanics of Human Movement: Mechanisms and Methods

The 17th International Symposium on 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.