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Specialists have recommended not exercising at night as part of good sleep hygiene. A new study released Oct 2018, in Sports Medicine, recommended that you can exercise in the evening as long as you avoid vigorous activity for at least one hour before bedtime. Researchers examined 23 studies that evaluated sleep onset and quality in…

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A number of researchers have linked meditation practices to positive psychological and health outcomes. More recent studies have found that meditation practices improve well-being, including physiological, neuroendocrine, immune and genomic changes. A study by the University of California examined the relationship between psychological improvements and biological changes after mediation. Thirty-eight individuals (mean age: 34.8 years…

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The consumption of beer is one of the most consumed beverages in the world. Especially consumed by adults after exercise in Western countries the consumption of beer and other alcohol-containing beverages is often encouraged as a social aspect of sport activities, particularly in the case of recreational contexts, or to facilitate team bonding as part…

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Sports massage is very common in high performance sports and at the amateur level, generating a multi-million-dollar industry of professional therapists and massage devices. A new systematic review and meta-analysis of 29 eligible studies, (recruiting 1012 participants), investigated the effects of massage on measures of sporting performance and recovery. This study found: Massage induces no…

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Travis and Jono from Fitness Education Online interviewed each other to discuss what Fitness Professionals need to consider when re opening their face to face group fitness programs during the easing of COVID-19 restrictions. Check out the transcript below. CONSIDERATION 1: Equipment TRAVIS: Some of the big questions at the moment with equipment are: “What…

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With Coronavirus having had a significant impact on the fitness industry, Dan Henderson, Director of the Functional Training Institute and founder of Dan Henderson Coaching, explains seven ways to face the future. Henderson writes, that the worst mistake operators can make is to assume that the business model that worked so successfully for them pre-COVID-19…

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According to a new guide published on Earth day by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in collaboration with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), sports events and their organisers should take a step to protect natural environment. The “Mitigating biodiversity impacts of sports events”, provide guidelines to sports event organisers on how to reduce…

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Research has presented the negative impact that social media has on postpartum womens’ body image. Social media creates negative body image and unsustainable expectations on mothers, which puts women at a higher risk of eating disorders, depression and other mental health problems. The statistic has showed 96 to 99 percent of the women aged 18…

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There is no doubt the spread of the coronavirus in Australia is creating some anxiety and stress. Mental health experts emphasised it is normal, and potentially even helpful, to feel anxious at this time. As Dr. Kelli Harding, an assistant professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center in New York, said “It’s OK…

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