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Sport funding facing major overhaul

ParkrunSport funding is facing a major overhaul in a bid to reverse recent disappointing participation figures.

Amid increasing concerns that Britain is failing to live up to the legacy promise of the London 2012 Olympics, a public consultation has been launched to mark the start of a new strategy for sport.

And the government has warned that the mounting cost of success for Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes is “at odds with the current financial climate”.

Almost 250,000 people have stopped taking part in regular activity over the past six months and a major shake-up of the way sport is funded will now be considered, with money potentially diverted away from national governing bodies (NGBs).

Sports Minister Tracey Crouch said: “Sport has such a positive impact on people’s lives and I want to embed participation into this nation’s DNA.”

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Books, PE News

Dance as a subject and a career

Studying Dance is an accessible and comprehensive guide for students entering their first year of a university dance study programme.

It introduces all the cultural, artistic and educational aspects of dance and by expanding their thinking, students will move to a deeper understanding of themselves as dancers and the world around them.

The author demystifies the entire first-year experience while guiding students in the discovery of dance as a multi-faceted discipline and also prompts students to visualise and plan their dance life beyond campus so they can set clear goals for studying and succeeding as young professionals.

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Elderly Exercisers
Fitness News

Elderly exercisers can expect an extra five years of life

Regular exercise in old age has as powerful an effect on life expectancy as giving up smoking, researchers say.

The analysis of 5,700 elderly men in Norway showed those doing three hours of exercise a week lived around five years longer than the sedentary.

The authors, writing in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, called for campaigns to encourage fitness in older people.

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Fitness News

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson confirmed as ukactive Chair

Tanni Grey ThompsonCrossbench Peer Tanni Grey-Thompson has been named as the new independent Chair of not-for-profit health body ukactive.

Baroness Grey-Thompson will turn her seasoned campaigning voice to the crucial issue of turning the tide of physical inactivity over the coming years and ensure that the next government turns rhetoric into action on the inactivity crisis.

Within the announcement that Baroness Grey-Thompson, who is one of the most successful British athletes of all time, set out clear objectives to drive ukactive’s campaign to get Britain more active to the heart of future government policy.

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Fitness News

Leeds could host 2016 World Triathlon Series event

The Brownlee BrothersLeeds is being considered to stage an event of the 2016 World Triathlon Series.

The Yorkshire city, home to Human Kinetics Europe, has been chosen by national governing body British Triathlon to take over from London which has hosted a round of the series in Hyde Park since 2009.

Olympic gold-medal winner Alistair Brownlee, who is from Leeds, said: “The series is about delivering world-class racing in iconic locations and Leeds will guarantee to do just that.”

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Academic News, Courses, Fitness News

A course for personal trainers working with breast cancer patients

This online course enables Personal Trainers help those recovering from breast cancer to build confidence and regain function through the use of specialised therapeutic exercises.

Understand how to safely work muscle groups affected by treatment and surgery and how to support the physical and emotional recovery of clients.

On successful completion of the course you’ll be able to:

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Fitness News

“Get up offa that thing”

Standing DeskThe On Your Feet Britain Challenge dares you to take James Brown at his word and convert ‘sitting time’ to ‘standing time’.

“On Your Feet Britain” is taking place on the 24th April 2015 when it is hoped workers across Britain will take on the challenge to sit less and move more whilst having a bit of fun and raising vital funds to fight heart disease.

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Teaching swimming to Primary School children

Complete Guide to Primary Swimming is designed to assist school teachers with limited knowledge and experience of teaching swimming to deliver the swimming component of the National Curriculum for key stages 1 and 2.

Teachers already possess a range of skills and expertise that can be easily transferred into the pool environment and by demystifying the teaching of swimming this book allows them to teach it effectively, safely and enjoyably.

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