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Ideas, articles and research to help you keep your students fit and healthy, courtesy of St Alban's College Library
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PEOPLE ARE AWESOME 2016 | BEST OF THE WEEK (Ep.12)

Published on Nov 12, 2016
In this People are Awesome Best of the Month compilation features bmx tricks, gymnastics, acrobatics, horseback archery and high diving! Sit back and enjoy the week's best viral videos of awesome people doing amazing and extreme things!

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This is how much exercise you need I Business Insider

Published on Oct 12, 2016
Researchers set out to learn exactly how much exercise you need to make a difference in your health. They gathered health survey data from more than 661,137 mostly middle-age adults and organized them into groups based on how much they exercised. The results showed that more exercise isn't necessarily better.

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Guy gives up added sugar and alcohol for 1 month I Lifehunterstv

Published on Sep 30, 2015
Sacha Harland attempts to give up sugar, alcohol, artificial additives and unhealthy food for one month. How did this effect his physical and mental conditions?

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Simple Solution Helps Poor Kids Play Costly Sports I VOA

Published on Jun 8, 2016
Playing a sport at young age has many benefits. But for low-income families that struggle to pay bills and put food on the table, sports equipment can be too expensive for their children. One man in the Washington area passionately believes no child should be denied playing sports because of the cost. And he has a simple solution for that.

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Do Protein Shakes Work? - Brit Lab

Published on Feb 11, 2016
Chris Van Tulleken explains what protein drinks actually are and whether or not you should be drinking them!

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Tendons & Tendinitis: The Basics - Healing and Basic Science-Sportology

Published on Apr 29, 2015
If you have a tendon problem, what are you going to do about it? We made this video to help you out. If you have a tendinopathy (tendon injury), then you're going to want to check this out.

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Check out a host of other clips on bones, cartilage and much more on the Sportology channel.

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Freezing to be fit with cryotheraphy - CCTV America

Published on Oct 15, 2015
If you think it’s getting cold outside right now, how about submerging yourself in temperatures hundreds of degrees below zero? What if there were health benefits to reaped? Cryotherapy, or freezing yourself fit, is the latest health craze that has swept across New York.

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Muscle Basics: What Athletes Need to Know About the Muscular System - Sportology

Published on Jul 28, 2015

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Kia Drive Change 2015: Against Smoking

Published on 21 Sep 2015
Drive Change is Kia Canada’s commitment to make a positive difference in communities across Canada. This year Drive Change efforts are focused on soccer and Canadian youth. After all, participation in sports helps kids stay healthy, build self-esteem and work as a team.

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George Mumford: "The Mindful Athlete" | Talks at Google

Published on Sep 16, 2015
“Being in the Zone” or “Flow” is enhanced by the regular practice of being in the present moment, whether on or off the court. George Mumford has been teaching the NBA’s biggest stars about flow and mindfulness for years, including Michael. Jordan and Kobe Bryant, as well as Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr and forward Harrison Barnes. George will discuss his experiences teaching athletes and other high performers the power of flow. Biography: George's story is unforgettable.

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▶ Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: FIFA II (HBO)

Published on Jun 1, 2015
After the arrests of numerous top officials, John Oliver decided to give an update on the state of FIFA.

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▶ Can Pickles and Bananas Really Help Athletes? - SciShow

Published on Aug 3, 2015
Some athletes swear by pickle juice and bananas, but how do they help?

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▶ Special Olympics Show Competitors' Skill, Determination - VOA News

Published on Jul 31, 2015
Special Olympics competitions will wrap up Saturday in Los Angeles, and the closing ceremony for athletes with intellectual disabilities will be held Sunday night. In a week of competition, athletes have shown what they can do through skill and determination.

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How playing sports benefits your body ... and your brain - I TED-Ed

Published on Jun 28, 2016
The victory of the underdog. The last minute penalty shot that wins the tournament. The training montage. Many people love to glorify victory on the field, cheer for teams, and play sports. But should we be obsessed with sports? Are sports as good for us as we make them out to be, or are they just a fun and entertaining pastime? Leah Lagos and Jaspal Ricky Singh show what science has to say on the matter.

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The Flying Frenchies Surf and BASE Jump From a Zipline I Red Bull

Published on Nov 7, 2016
For The Flying Frenchies, thinking out of the box isn’t a choice – it’s a way of life. The latest video from this multi-talented collective sees them head to the Vercors mountain range in their homeland, where they slice through the air on a 600m-high highline, reaching speeds of up to 75kph zipline-style before using their BASE-jumping skills to dismount with impressive grace and style.

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Stretches For After A Stressful Day I Buzzfeedvideo

Published on Oct 10, 2016
Here are some stretches to help you unwind after a stressful day at work or studying.

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Bang to rights I The Economist

Bang to rights I The Economist | Physical Education teachers in South Africa | Scoop.it

5 March 2016

FRED McNEILL, an American-football player, died in November at the age of 63. Between 1974 and 1985 he appeared for the Minnesota Vikings. After leaving them he became a lawyer but in later years suffered from dementia and was told that he had signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease. His recent death has become a milestone in the understanding of brain disorders, for post-mortem examination has confirmed this diagnosis—retrospectively making him the first person to be so diagnosed while alive.

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A Potbelly Could Be Deadlier Than Obesity, Study Says - Newsy Science

Published on Nov 10, 2015
The location of fat may be a better indicator of health than overall BMI, and belly fat is especially dangerous.

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'Bigorexia' Affects More Men Than You'd Think - Newsy

Published on 24 Sep 2015
Bigorexia is a form of anxiety that makes people believe that they're small, even though they have large muscles and frequent the gym.

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Become a Shameless Public Stretcher | Emily Van Eman | TEDxTryon

Published on Oct 21, 2015
Emily Van Eman is a shameless public stretcher and she is on a mission to help others join the fun. This interactive movement performance may have you stepping away from your desk or seat more often throughout the day and stepping more fully into your body.

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The Ultimate Human Race: This is the Comrades Marathon - NewBalance

Published on 15 Jul 2015
The Ultimate Human Race: This is the Comrades Marathon

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Why Walking Is Most Powerful Defense Against Diseases - WSJ

Published on 14 Sep 2015
The benefits of walking are linked to decrease anxiety, better health and even higher creativity. Cardiologist Dr. Kevin Campbell joins Tanya Rivero to discuss the impacts of walking often.

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▶ The benefits of good posture - Murat Dalkilinç-TED-Ed

Published on Jul 30, 2015
Has anyone ever told you, “Stand up straight!” or scolded you for slouching at a family dinner? Comments like that might be annoying—but they’re not wrong. Your posture is the foundation for every movement your body makes and can determine how well your body adapts to the stresses on it. Murat Dalkilinç gives the pros of good posture.

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▶ Erison and the Ebola Soccer Survivors | The New York Times

Published on Jul 23, 2015
Refusng to live in Ebola’s shadow, Erison Turay and others in Sierra Leone found new strength and solidarity on the soccer field.

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▶ Doping Crisis: 'Biggest leak of blood test data ever' BBC News

Published on Aug 3, 2015
The World Anti-Doping Agency says it's alarmed by claims that cheating may have been rife at some of the world's biggest athletics events. The results of blood tests from 5,000 athletes, obtained by the Sunday Times and a German broadcaster, suggest there may have been high levels of cheating between 2001 and 2012.

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