Smashing Cognition!

“Complex exercise like racket sports that involve tactics gives you a bigger cognitive boost than simpler workouts like jogging.” (New Scientist, 2019, p.21). Reference New Scientist. (2019) Working Hypothesis. New Scientist. 14 September 2019, pp.21. Advertisements Advertisements

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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

“Leather” and the Fighting Spirit: Sport in the British Army in World War I

Research Paper Title “Leather” and the Fighting Spirit: Sport in the British Army in World War I. Excerpt The assiduous and organized cultivation of sport, and what is more important the spirit of sport, has become one of the most distinctive marks of the British Army, and it will be a task worthy of the… Read More

Causes & Measures to Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes

Research Paper Title Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes. Abstract Sudden cardiac death is defined as an unexpected death, occurring usually within one hour from onset of symptoms in cases where the death is witnessed and in unwitnessed cases within 24 hours of the individual last being seen alive and well. Sudden cardiac death in athletes is the leading… Read More

Olympic Legacy: Sporting Activity has fallen by 400,000 since 2011

The proportion of people in England aged 16 or above taking part in sport at least once a week fell from 36.2% (15,890,400) during the Olympic Games in 2011-12 to 35.5% (15,491,200) in 2014-15. The Local Government Association called for the government and Sport England to redirect some of the £500 million for sport between… Read More

Natural Talent versus Artificial/Enhanced Talent

Research Paper Title May the Blessed Man Win: A Critique of the Categorical Preference for Natural Talent over Doping as Proper Origins of Athletic Ability. Background Doping scandals can reveal unresolved tensions between the meritocratic values of equal opportunity + reward for effort and the “talentocratic” love of hereditary privilege. Whence this special reverence for… Read More

Cross Training: The Sports Advantage

Research Paper Title Pre-induction Sport Activity in Prevention of Stress Fractures in Elite Infantry Recruits. Abstract Pre-induction sports participation of 392 elite infantry recruits was evaluated for correlation with incidence of stress fractures (SF) during 14 weeks of basic training. 23.7% developed lower extremity stress fractures. 72% of the recruits had participated in sports on… Read More