Is there a maturational threshold in young athletes? How reliable are studies on this? And why the widespread reliance on VO2max.?
Exercise Training in Youth and the trainability of children and adolescents remains an important, but contentious, issue in paediatric exercise science.
The new book, Physical Literacy on the Move, helps teachers develop the physical literacy of their students. In this blog post author Heather Gardner details the importance participant choice has on children’s learning.
Physical Literacy on the Move from Heather Gardner helps you develop the physical literacy of your students. Written to help PE teachers of children and adolescents the book features 120 different games and activities.
Heather Mangieri’s Fueling Young Athletes contains a variety of recipes and smoothies for active children. Here at Human Kinetics, we decided to make the delicious and nutritious Green Smoothie
The injury risks of youth rugby have received much attention in recent years, in particular, the risks of concussion have been widely discussed. In a bid to reduce injury in sport the Rugby Football Union (RFU) and the University of Bath have conducted The School Injury Prevention Study.
Building Character, Community, and a Growth Mindset in Physical Education offers more than 60 large-group warm-up, character and team building activities. The book, which comes with a web resource, helps you prepare your students for success in university and beyond.
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.