Being A Dog Owner Can Help You Meet Physical Activity Guidelines

A canine companion brings at least one important health benefit: getting more exercise. In news that will surprise few owners, researchers found that those with pooches are much more likely to meet weekly targets for the amount of time spent engaging in physical activity. The UK government’s guidelines recommend adults get at least 150 minutes… Read More

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What are the Levels of Physical Activity & Associated Factors between Military Policemen & Firemen?

Research Paper Title Levels of physical activity and associated factors between military policemen and firemen. Background Military Policemen and Firemen are professionals often involved in life-risking activities as well as duties demanding endurance and muscular strength. Nevertheless, their working conditions are rarely satisfactory. Therefore the objective of this study was to compare levels of physical… Read More

Should We Promote Leisure-time Physical Activity in Soldiers during Deployments to Maintain Combat Readiness?

Research Paper Title Effects of 6-Month Military Deployment on Physical Fitness, Body Composition, and Selected Health-Related Biomarkers. Background The purpose was to study the effects of 6-month deployment to Afghanistan on physical performance, anthropometrical, and health-related biochemical parameters in soldiers with sedentary to light physical workload shifts. Methods Twenty-five male soldiers (30 ± 4 years)… Read More

7 Tips to Beat Fatigue from Outdoor Fitness Training

There is nothing quite like an outdoor fitness exercise. You get up, enjoy a fresh breeze, and, more importantly, you work up quite a sweat. Exercise is very important, and it is something that will significantly improve your quality of life. Your mood will improve as your body starts making an effort, and in the… Read More

Exergames for Obesity Prevention: Can We Use Discrepancy in Players’ Abilities as a Strategy to Motivate Physical Activity?

Research Paper Title Two-player partnered exergame for obesity prevention: using discrepancy in players’ abilities as a strategy to motivate physical activity. Background Physical inactivity is associated with obesity and type 2 diabetes. A key obstacle to physical activity is lack of motivation. Although some interactive exercise games (i.e. exergames – video games that require physical… Read More

Just Completed the Mental Health Awareness for Sport & Physical Activity Course

Course Title Mental Health Awareness for Sport and Physical Activity. Outline of the Course A mental health awareness online learning programme with four learning modules: Module 01: Understanding Mental Health. Module 02: The Impact of Sport and Physical Activity on Mental Health. Module 03: Barriers and Solutions. Module 04: Talking about Mental Health. The programme… Read More

Reviewing Ambulatory Physical Activity during the Initial Training Phase in a Naval Commando Unit

Research Paper Title Ambulatory physical activity during the initial training phase in a Naval Commando Unit. Background There is a positive correlation between the volume of physical activity performed and the incidence of lower extremity overuse injuries. Difficulty in evaluating the amount of activity in which highly specialised military units are engaged has prevented the… Read More