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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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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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The ultimate yoga resource for athletes

Yoga for Athletes offers instruction for improved strength, flexibility and balance in sport.

It features step-by-step instruction, expert advice and pose variations that focus on active muscles and movements for a variety of sports.

This definitive guide is packed with colour photographs that demonstrate poses and breathing to elevate sport performance.

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Physical activity could help prevent lingering damage of concussion

A new Canadian study has suggested that strict rest may not be the best medicine for children with concussions. This new research has challenged the idea that physical activity should be avoided until symptoms disappear.

The researchers surveyed around 2,400 children aged 5 to 18, who had recently been treated for concussions. Most of these were sport-related injuries and most children had experienced at least one concussion symptom in the first week.

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Why Christmas songs might be inappropriate for your festive workout

This infographic has been created by sports psychologist and Human Kinetics author, Dr. Costas Karageorghis.

Dr. Costas Karageorghis is renowned for his research into the effects of music in the realm of exercise and sport. He has published two books with Human Kinetics, including Inside Sport Psychology and Applying Music in Exercise and Sport. Continue reading

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Parkinson’s Disease patients can benefit from physical activity

A new comprehensive review published in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease has found that people living with Parkinson’s disease (PD) may benefit from being physically active. In terms of improving gait and balance and reducing the risk of falling, physical activity proved extremely advantageous.

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Academic News, Books

Explore the impact of sport in society

Fundamentals of Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity prepares you for advanced study or practice in the field.

The guide explores the impact of sport in society and examines careers that can benefit from sociological insights.

The resource also introduces you to some of the common and ongoing socio-cultural questions in the field, including gender equality and youth development.

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Music to enhance enjoyment, motivation and performance

Applying Music in Exercise and Sport combines contemporary research, evidence-based practice and specific recommendations to guide you in your use of music.

Find out how to apply music to enhance your enjoyment, motivation and performance in exercise and sport.

Throughout the text, you’ll explore the psychological and physiological effects of music and learn how to apply scientific principles to a variety of workout settings.

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