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Ideas, articles and research to help you keep your students fit and healthy, courtesy of the Reeler Centre at Pinelands High School  (If you would like to receive a weekly newsletter of the latest items in this Scoop just mail me at avanzyl@phs.org.za)
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How An Overweight 40-Year-Old Became A Top Ultra I Business Insider

Published on Mar 22, 2018
After shortness of breath from climbing the stairs at home, Rich Roll, author of Finding Ultra, decided to completely change his lifestyle. Dropping 60 lbs in 6 months, this out-of-shape dad became an ultra-endurance athlete at 39. Following is a transcript of the video.

Rich Roll: Ultra-endurance sports didn't just change me physically, they actually gave me a brand new life. Throughout my 30s, I was climbing the corporate ladder, very intent on achieving the traditional idea of the American dream. But deep down inside, I started to question this path that I was on.

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2 U.S. skiers who embody the Paralympic spirit I CBS

Published on Mar 16, 2018
Andrew Kurka and Jamie Stanton both had to overcome recent training injuries to even make it onto the slopes in Pyeongchang. They tell CBS News' Holly Williams about their battles, both mental and physical.

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Paralympic Skiing: How The Monoski Works | Start Your Impossible | NowThis

Published on Mar 15, 2018
Here's how skiers with disabilities fly down the slopes at 70 mph.

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Minda Dentler: What I learned when I conquered the world's toughest triathlon | TED Talk

Minda Dentler: What I learned when I conquered the world's toughest triathlon | TED Talk | Physical Education teachers in South Africa | Scoop.it

Nov 2017

A 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bicycle ride and then a full-length marathon on hot, dry ground -- with no breaks in between: the legendary Ironman triathlon in Kona, Hawaii, is a bucket list goal for champion athletes. But when Minda Dentler decided to take it on, she had bigger aspirations than just another medal around her neck. She tells the story of how she conquered this epic race, and what it inspired her to do next.

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Mayim Talks Olympic Science || Mayim Bialik

Published on Feb 15, 2018
Hey! It’s Mayim Bialik here to talk about the science behind the Olympics. Have you ever wondered how Olympians do it? I break down a few reasons why Olympic athletes are superhuman and super special. And if you’re an Olympic athlete…hey, big fan!

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Before She Skis the Cross-Country Course | NYT - Inside an Olympic Athlete's Mind

Published on Feb 9, 2018
The night before a cross-country race, Sadie Bjornsen relaxes her muscles and works her brain. She hears the countdown timer — beep, beep, beep — and imagines herself as a bird flying up the hills.

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We Tried Working Out With U.S. Olympians | NBC

Published on Feb 9, 2018
We tried a workout that incorporates moves from Olympic sports while working out alongside Olympians. Suffice to say: It was hard.

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Cape Town Cycle Tour Full Moon Night Race, With NO Wind | Things to do in Cape Town

Published on Mar 16, 2017
I bet you didn't know that on every full moon, once a month in Cape Town they have a moonlight mass cycle tour around Cape Town. This years Cape Town Cycle Tour coincided with a full moon, so the Cape Town Cycle Tour fell on the same evening, so we joined them for what was really great evening, a couple of spots had some wind but all in all it was loads of fun thx guys

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Mobike Tries To Revolutionize Bike-Sharing In China I AJ

Published on Jan 28, 2017
China's bike-sharing app Mobike has put 100,000 bikes on the streets of Shanghai in just eight months. It's an easy and convenient solution in a congested, polluted city, and it's making bicycles popular again with China's youth. The coolest feature: You can leave the bikes anywhere you want.

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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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Extreme biker Steffi Marth | DW English

Published on Mar 22, 2018
Pro mountain biker Steffi Marth is blazing a trail in a largely male domain. She's participated in the Downhill World Cup, won numerous medals in four-cross and traveled the world looking for the ride of a lifetime.

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Paralysis won't stop her from racing I USA Today

Published on Mar 12, 2018
A former elite runner, now paralyzed from the waist down, Edie Perkins begins a new athletic career: competitive handcycling.

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How to exercise when it’s the last thing you want to do | TED Ideas

How to exercise when it’s the last thing you want to do | TED Ideas | Physical Education teachers in South Africa | Scoop.it

Wise ideas from psychology, behavioral economics, business — and even activism — to get you moving.

 

Excuse #1: “I don’t have the time to exercise.”
The fix: You’ve got plenty of time; the trick is being intentional about how you use it.

There are 168 hours in a week. Even after you subtract 56 hours to sleep and 50 for work, you’re left with 62 hours, as business writer Laura Vanderkam points out in her TED Talk. Her empowering conclusion: “We have the power to fill our lives with the things that deserve to be there.”

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Breaking Stereotypes With an Ultramarathoner I Great Big Story

Published on Feb 21, 2018
After suffering health complications, Mirna Valerio knew she needed a change in lifestyle. She dedicated herself to fitness and has spent the past eight years running marathons and ultramarathons across the state of Georgia. With every race, she’s on a mission to challenge assumptions about what it means to be a runner.

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Racing With an Olympic Speed Skater I Great Big Story

Published on Feb 14, 2018
Brittany Bowe is an American long-track speed skater competing at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Athletes compete at speeds of up to 36 mph, and champions can be determined by split seconds. Skating against g-force at high speed can cause unimaginable muscle pain, but for Bowe, the thrill of the race makes it all worth it.

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Before Her Blades Scratch the Ice | NYT - Inside an Olympic Athlete's Mind

Published on Feb 10, 2018
As she ties up her skates for the seemingly millionth time, Madison Hubbell pictures her dance. A voice in her head reminds her that she might fall. Then the announcers call her name.

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The Sprinter Factory I Guardian Documentary

Published on May 12, 2017
These are the girls running as fast as they can to be Jamaica’s new sprint champions in a country obsessed with its athletes. This is the story of the Champs national youth athletics competition that could change their lives.

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Climb Like A Girl | How Shauna Coxsey Became World Bouldering Champion I BBC 3

Published on Mar 7, 2017
World Cup winning climber Shauna Coxsey tells BBC Three how she made it to the summit of her sport, to become the UK's first ever bouldering world champion.

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How a Cancer Survivor Becomes Olympic Champion | The Happiness Stories I Soul Pancake

Published on Jan 24, 2017
When basketball player Joe Chambers' leg was amputated after a fight with bone cancer, Joe did not think he would ever play the sport again. That was, until his introduction to the world of wheelchair basketball. Joe has since become one of the best offensive wheelchair basketball players in the country, playing for the US in the 2008 Paralympics and is sought after by numerous teams across the country. Joe put aside the limits of his condition to create a legacy for himself and make his mark on the world of basketball.

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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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