What is the Effect of an 8 Week Theraband Exercise Programme on the Upper Body Strength Performance of Adolescent Boys?

Research Paper Title Effects of 8 Weeks Theraband Exercise Program on Upper Body Strength Performance of Adolescent Boys. Background The strength as a static measure avoids consideration of the complex interaction of force improvement and the speed of concentric and eccentric muscle actions. Thera-bands are the only the resistance workout bands encouraged through the American… Read More

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Health & Fitness and the Government Spending Review 2019

A Government Spending Review in early 2019 will determine the allocation of £4 trillion of public money (IFG, 2018). UK Active’s National Summit, which took place on 12 September in London, was a timely opportunity to demonstrate the fitness sector’s positive impact on society. In 2017, UK Active outlined the impact physical activity can have as the ‘golden… Read More

What are the Needs of Children in Armed Forces Families who Undertake Caring Responsibilities?

The Children’s Society’s Include Service was awarded funding from NHS England to look at the needs of children in Armed Forces Families who undertake caring responsibilities which affect their own health, well-being and education, and to identify gaps in their access to support services. The project ran from October 2016 to March 2017 and looked at the specific needs… Read More

War, Quarrels & Thieves…

“War is a quarrel between two thieves too cowardly to fight their own battle; therefore they take boys from one village and another village, stick them into uniforms, equip them with guns, and let them loose like wild beasts against each other.” Thomas Carlyle (1795 to 1881) A Scottish historian and essayist, whose major works… Read More

Children’s Pork Consumption & Their Parents’ Perceptions

Research Paper Title Australian Parents’ Perceptions of Factors that Influence their Children’s Pork Consumption: An Exploratory Qualitative Study. Background Pork provides key nutrients such as protein, thiamin and selenium, however fresh pork is not commonly included in the diets of Australian children, with processed pork preferred. Current dietary guidelines emphasise the consumption of fresh meat… Read More

Military Recruitment & Child Protection: What’s the Connection?

Research Paper Title Should We End Military Recruitment High Schools as a Matter of Child Protection and Public Health? Abstract Recruiters for the various US armed forces have free access to the nation’s high schools, as mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act. Military recruiter behaviours are disturbingly similar to predatory grooming. Adults in… Read More