What is the Value of an Additional Exercise Training Programme in the Management of Obesity in Adolescents, including Prevention of Weight Gain?

Research Paper Title Effects of a 12-week exercise training programme on aerobic fitness, body composition, blood lipids and C-reactive protein in adolescents with obesity. Introduction Developing effective exercise programmes for the paediatric population is a strategy for decreasing obesity and is expected to help in eventually limiting obesity-associated long-term health and societal impact. In this… Read More

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Exergaming (XBOX Kinect™) versus Traditional Gym-based Exercise

Research Paper Title Exergaming (XBOX Kinect™) versus traditional gym-based exercise for postural control, flow and technology acceptance in healthy adults: a randomised controlled trial. Background The use of exergaming is a potential alternative to traditional methods of balance training, which can be repetitive and somewhat monotonous. The purpose of this study was to assess the… Read More

Young & Old: Vitamin D, Resistance Training & Skeletal Muscle

Research Paper Title Does vitamin-D Intake during Resistance Training Improve the Skeletal Muscle Hypertrophic and Strength Response in Young and Elderly Men? – A Randomised Controlled Trial. Introduction Recent studies have shown that vitamin-D intake can improve skeletal muscle function and strength in frail vitamin-D insufficient individuals. The researchers investigated whether vitamin-D intake can improve… Read More

Canadian Armed Forces: Fitness Standards & Younger Personnel

Research Paper Title Development of Physical Fitness Standards for Canadian Armed Forces Younger Personnel. Background The purpose of this study was to develop minimum physical fitness standards based on common task criteria for personnel younger than 35 years of age in the Canadian Armed Forces. Methods A random sample of 66 men and 144 women… Read More

Outdoor Fitness: Younger Exercisers

It is important that training providers and fitness professionals’ understand the issues relating to younger exercisers. Young soldiers and officers entering regular service from training should have reached physical maturity. However, there will be those who are still developing both physically and mentally who should be monitored prior to and during physical activities. Factors to… Read More