The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) is set to follow up last year’s launch of Tennis for Kids with an expanded programme of free lessons for children aged five to eight. Nearly 1,000 LTA coaches have undertaken training to deliver the course of six lessons.
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.
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.
A new study published in Physiological Reports claims that gentle exercise routines can work just as well as rigorous exercise routines. The study found that demanding exercise regimes provided no extra health benefits, nor did they burn more fat for people trying to lose weight.
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.
This infographic has been created by sport psychologist, Dr. Costas Karageorghis. Dr. Costas Karageorghis is renowned for his research into the effects of music in the realm of exercise and sport.
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 active proved extremely advantageous.
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