RFU reveals how exercise can reduce risk of injury

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.

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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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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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International Sport and Exercise Nutrition Conference 2016

The International Sport and Exercise Nutrition Conference 2016 will take place at Newcastle University from the 19th – 21st December. This conference presents the latest insights into the effects of diet and exercise on health and performance. Continue reading International Sport and Exercise Nutrition Conference 2016

New study reveals physical and mental health benefits of golf

A new study has suggested that playing golf significantly improve both mental and physical well-being and even help prevent some serious conditions.

The research was published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. A team of scientists analysed findings from 5,000 studies to look at the associations between golf and well-being.

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