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

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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

Linking Health Behaviours & the Development of Diseases in a Military Population

Research Paper Title Predicting how health behaviours contribute to the development of diseases within a military population in the Hungarian Defence Forces. Background Recent legislative amendments in Hungary have resulted in the possibility for early retirement being abolished in the Hungarian Defence Forces. The retirement age for professional soldiers has also increased to 65 years,… Read More

How Many Calories Does a Press-up (Push-Up) Burn?

Introduction Estimates of exactly how many calories a single press-up (or push-up) burns vary somewhat, from about 0.29 calories each to 0.36 calories per press-up, depending on the research you cite (Cohen, 2012; McCall, 2017). However, a 2014 study from researchers at Arizona State University (Vezina et al., 2014) (and based on an earlier thesis… Read More

Is Motivational-based Interviewing effective in the Promotion of Physical Activity for Women?

Research Paper Title The effect of motivational interviewing-based intervention using self-determination theory on promotion of physical activity among women in reproductive age: A randomized clinical trial. Background Physical activity (PA) prevents chronic diseases. Self-determination theory (SDT) provides a useful framework to understand the nature of motivational interviewing (MI). Objective This study aimed to determine the… Read More