Month: March 2017

A beginner’s guide to the boat race

Oxford and Cambridge are ready to battle it out again this weekend in the annual boat race. It’s a historic event, famous the world over as a quintessentially English affair. For those of you who have yet to dip a toe into it, here’s our guide to everything you need to know.

How diet and lifestyle choices impact athletic performance and risk of infection

How diet and lifestyle choices impact athletic performance and risk of infection

Professional athletes like football (Soccer) players are exposed to large amounts of physiological and psychological stress, which can increase infection susceptibility and threaten availability for training and competition. A new journal article investigates what effect diet and lifestyle choices have on those at increased risk.

Free webinar – Investigating and Preventing Sport-Related Ankle Sprain Injury

Ankle sprain is common in sports and therefore it is worth investigating and preventing. The webinar will first cover a series of biomechanics studies on ankle inversion sprain mechanism. This involved a forensic motion analysis on video footages of real injury incidents. The second part will present a wearable anti-sprain system to prevent the injury

Can exercise improve children’s learning?

The natural order of classrooms has always been for children to sit. Whether it involves talking, discussion, working in groups or just listening to teachers, most of the time children do this from the comfort of a chair. On average, most primary school children spend 70% of their classroom time sitting down. Outside the classroom the number of children walking to school has decreased and, at the same time, many more children are now spending longer staring at screens. A 2015 study found that children aged 5 to 16 now spend an average of six and half hours a day in front of a screen. This is compared with around three hours in 1995.