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Human Kinetics Ancillaries and how to access them

Did you know most of our textbooks come with ancillaries? These instructor resources are free to course adopters and granted by your sales representative. You can create a well-organised syllabus using the tools from our ancillaries and test your students understanding by building quizzes from test packages using sample exercises.

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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.

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Dance and Creative Wellness Forum

Dance and Creative Wellness Forum
Berlin Staatsballett
31st March & 1st April 2017

We are pleased to announce we will once again be supporting The Dance & Creative Wellness Foundation’s ‘think tank’ day of professionals and ‘movers and shakers’ from across the arts hosted at StaatsBallett Berlin.

31st March sees professional representatives from Staatsballett Berlin, Rambert Ballet, Konzert Theater Bern, Compañia Nacional de Danza, Ballet Preljocaj and Mark Morris Dance Company, New York amongst others, interface and brainstorm with representatives of innovation in health and wellness. 

1st April will be a day of ‘free’ Dance & Creative Wellness Professional Development, hosted by The Dance & Creative Wellness Foundation and Tamed with guest teaching artists and practitioners from Germany, Netherlands and Switzerland.

There are a limited number of places available. For more information or to attend e-mail: clare@danceandcreativewellness.com

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The iCoachKids Website Has Lift-Off

imagesThe interactive iCoachKids online platform has gone live. The site contains a vast number of resources and materials to help coaches plan and deliver great sessions and programmes.

The main objective of the iCoachKids project is to tackle the lack of existing opportunities for youth coaches to be suitably trained and recognised across Europe. The project aims to overturn this situation through the development of open and innovative education and training resources and opportunities for youth coaches.

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Contemporary Issues in Sports Coaching Event 2017

ou_cmyk_masterlogo_19mmContemporary Issues in Sport Coaching
Wednesday 22nd March 10am-5pm

Jennie Lee Building Nexus Area, Ground Floor, The Open University, Milton Keynes

 

 

The event has been organised by The Open University and hopes to bring together academics and practitioners to explore some of the contemporary issues in sports coaching.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Dr Richard Bailey, The International Council for Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE)
  • Dr Sophia Jowett,  author of  Social Psychology in Sport (Human Kinetics, 2007)
  • Dr Leanne Norman, Leeds Beckett University
  • Marieanne Spacey MBE, England Women’s Senior Football Team Assistant Coach

Registration and tickets are available from The Open University website.

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Daily nutrition advice to ensure young athletes perform at their best

Ensure your young athletes are eating healthily enough to perform at their best on and off the pitch with Fueling Young Athletes. 

This practical guide teaches you to analyse current eating habits and preferences and how and where these can be performed.

Learn how healthier meals and snacks can elevate performance while still being convenient and appetising.

Plus, there’s a collection of recipes for you to create your own sports drinks and smoothies.

Normal Price: £14.99 | €18.00
HK Rewards Price: £11.99 | €14.40

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No-nonsense advice from experts in strength training

Strength Training, 2nd Edition combines the most valuable information with expert advice for proven results.

Written by a team of experts chosen by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), this updated second edition provides you with proven techniques and programmes to fit any training plan.

This authoritative guide from the world leaders in strength training corrects any misconceptions to ensure proper technique, safety and progressions.

 

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Six reasons why athletes should do yoga

Although we’re all familiar with yoga, many of us still think of it as just ‘stretching’, however, yoga is more than that. With elite athletes including NFL stars and Ultramarathon runners adding yoga to their training programmes, but just how beneficial to your training can it be?

Ryanne Cunningham has revealed in her new book, Yoga for Athletes that yoga can bring an added edge to the performance of everyone from amateurs striving to improve their lives to professionals competing against elite athletes. Cunningham has instructed former Green Bay Packers players B.J. Raji, Andy Mulumba, Tramon Williams, Mike Neal and Jarrett Bush, as well as current Green Bay Packer Randall Cobb and athletes from many other sports, from her Flow Yoga Studio in Wisconsin.

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