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

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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

5 Yoga Breathing Techniques for Weight Loss

Many people seem to think that yoga is just something that people do to try and relax, and while it does work for that, there are so many more benefits. In fact, yoga may not really feel all that relaxing while you are doing it. It is physical exercise, and just like any other physical… Read More

What can Fitness Professionals Learn from Delivering a 5 Minute Session?

This was a challenge I was given recently, and my first reaction was, how am I going to teach anything in 5 minutes? But, of course, that was kinda the point. I duly planned my session, rehearsed, and thought I had it sussed. Then came the hard part, delivery. And, I didn’t deliver the session… Read More

Mid-Life: Any there any Associations between Fast Food, Physical Activity Environments & Adiposity?

Research Paper Title Associations between fast food and physical activity environments and adiposity in mid-life: cross-sectional, observational evidence from UK Biobank. Background The built environment might be associated with development of obesity and related disorders. We examined whether neighbourhood exposure to fast-food outlets and physical activity facilities were associated with adiposity in UK adults. Methods… Read More

What is the Impact of Outdoor Gyms on Park Use & Physical Activity

Research Paper Title The Impact of Outdoor Gyms on Park Use and Physical Activity. Outline This paper outlines the impact of outdoor gyms on park use and physical activity. Read the paper here: The Impact of Outdoor Gyms on Park Use & Physical Activity (Neville & Scott, 2013). Reference Neville, L. & Scott, A. (2013) The… Read More

Why Is Warming-up before Exercising So Important?

Introduction If you are interested in going to the gym or doing any other physical activity, you have probably heard a million times that you need to warm-up well before you start exercising. Different people have different reasons why they believe that the warm-up is obligatory, but everyone agrees that you should not skip it.… Read More