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 “Why Christmas songs might be inappropriate for your festive workout”

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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Does organised sport engage children in physical activity?

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Organised sport should not be used to engage children in physical activity as it alienates them from taking part in regular exercise, according to the chief executive of Fit For Sport.

Speaking at Leisure Industry Week in Birmingham, Dean Horridge said that the way UK children engage in physical activity was “terribly wrong”. He mentioned that some children even left primary school without learning to catch, yet were expected to play sports like cricket in secondary school.

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