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Books, Fitness News

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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Fitness News, PE News

Netball, rugby union and table tennis to receive large grants from Sport England

This week Sport England announced it has awarded an extra £101m of National Lottery and government funding to the governing bodies of 25 sports, including netball.

This latest announcement follows the £88m invested back in December for 26 sports to deliver grassroots schemes.

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PE News

National school exercise scheme launched to tackle childhood obesity

A new exercise scheme which allows teachers and parents to monitor children’s activities throughout the school day is to be rolled out across the country, to help tackle childhood obesity.

Launched on 31st January, the Health Active Schools System (HASS), has been devised by the children’s activity provider Fit for Sport. It provides schools with reports that chart the activity of individual children on a daily basis.

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Academic News, Books

The psychology of sport injury

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Psychology of Sport Injury provides a thorough explanation of the elements and effects of sport injuries.

It takes a contemporary approach to preventing, treating and rehabilitating sport injuries, taking into account the physical, psychological and social factors.

This essential guide also includes evidence-based examples and demonstrates applications you may face working with athletes.

 

Normal Price: £48.99 | €58.80
HK Rewards Price: £39.19 | €47.04

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Events, Fitness News

Routes unveiled for the 2017 Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds

The countdown to the Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds has begun with the details of this year’s routes being released today.

The much-anticipated event takes place 10th-11th June 2017 and has been organised by British Triathlon in partnership with Leeds City Council and the International Triathlon Union (ITU). The organisations have revealed a new and improved route for the 5,000 amateur entrants and the official route for the ITU World Triathlon Series.

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Academic News, Fitness News

Study reveals just how much joining a gym could help your health

A new study has suggested that joining a gym might be one of the best investments you can make to help boost health and fitness levels.

The study was conducted at Iowa State University and found that people with gym memberships exercised more and had better measures of heart health.

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Academic News, Books, Fitness News, PE News

Coaching practices for every season on the sport calendar

Maximise the development of your athletes and team throughout the year with this essential coaching guide.

Coaching Better Every Season presents the proven coaching methods and practices for pre-season, in-season, post-season and off-season.

It also provides many practical exercises and evaluation tools that can be easily applied to teams and athletes at any level.

Normal Price: £20.99 | €25.20
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Gentle exercise may have same benefits as rigorous workouts

A new study published in Physiological Reports claims that gentle exercise routines can work just as well as rigorous workouts.

The study found that demanding exercise regimes provided no extra health benefits than gentle exercise, nor did they burn more fat for people trying to lose weight.

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