Human Kinetics Articles News and Excerpts en 2008 Wed, 24 Jan 2018 01:45:47 CST 1440 Affino 5 RSS Generator Recreation and Leisure: Everywhere, Everyone, All the Time <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser1" style="float:left;"> Well-worn soccer balls skirt the streets of villages around the world whether the villages are wracked with strife or disaster or have manicured fields and youth and adult teams in matching uniforms. </div> </div> Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:20:00 +0000 Benefits of Arts and Cultural Recreation Opportunities <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser2" style="float:left;"> Arts and cultural activities may initially appear to be in competition with social service providers and programs. However, individual and group-based arts and cultural activities provide benefits in their own right and offer additional support for health and human service programs and the social needs of mental, physical, and occupational support by providing skill development and social connection. </div> </div> Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:17:00 +0000 Sustainability <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser3" style="float:left;"> Sustainability is a word that is often used but is poorly understood. Too often it is simply used as a synonym for being green or advanced environmentalism. In fact, it is a new vision of how we live within the world and how we connect with the natural world. </div> </div> Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:15:00 +0000 Value of the Profession and Benefits to the Professional <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser4" style="float:left;"> Recreation and leisure services have long provided many benefits to all sectors of society. Because it contributes to the quality of life and enhances communities, the field is identified as a core value within the United States, Canada, and other countries. </div> </div> Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:09:00 +0000 Assessment of Health-Related Learning <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser5" style="float:left;"> Health-related learning can be assessed through written, verbal and active responses to questions, tasks and tests. More specifically, affective and behavioural outcomes can be assessed by means of teacher observation of effort and commitment in PE lessons, participation records for PE lessons and extracurricular activities, and activity monitoring (e.g., activity diaries) and fitness testing. </div> </div> Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:48:00 +0000 Route 2 Good Health: Promoting Healthy Behaviours in Schools <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser6" style="float:left;"> One secondary school implemented a whole-school initiative to promote healthy behaviours among its pupils. In particular, the school governors and staff were keen to address childhood obesity as they were aware of an increase in childhood and adult obesity in their geographical area and considered it an issue in their school. </div> </div> Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:45:00 +0000 Common Misconceptions about Children's Health, Activity and Fitness <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser7" style="float:left;"> Studies over a number of decades and from across the world have shown that children hold misconceptions and misunderstandings about health, activity and fitness. </div> </div> Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:38:00 +0000 Coach = Role Model <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser8" style="float:left;"> The coach, by the very nature of the position, is a role model for athletes and a representative of an entire profession and sport. The coach’s dress, behavior, and relationship with others should be professional. Because of the position of authority and responsibility, the coach’s personal life should also be held to high standards. </div> </div> Sun, 21 Jan 2018 11:12:00 +0000 Developing a Player&rsquo;s Mind-Set for Baserunning <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser9" style="float:left;"> Coaches must get athletes excited about learning to dominate the basepaths individually and as a team. </div> </div> Sun, 14 Jan 2018 02:52:00 +0000 Tips on creating a healthy eating plan <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser10" style="float:left;"> Although the specifics for each sport and athlete may differ, all athletes will benefit from keeping these three strategies in mind when creating their own plan. </div> </div> Sun, 07 Jan 2018 11:39:00 +0000 Program Design and Sample Training Approaches <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser11" style="float:left;"> The principle of specificity requires training to mirror the demands of the occupational specialty. To best prepare for the physiological demands of load carriage, military personnel should train using complex, multijoint movements, with an emphasis on upper body and lower body strength and power development, in addition to posterior chain development. </div> </div> Sun, 07 Jan 2018 11:02:00 +0000 Kettlebell and Medicine Ball Exercises <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser12" style="float:left;"> In a shoulder-width stance with a kettlebell between your feet, squat to grasp the kettlebell with your left hand while keeping your torso at a 45-degree angle with the floor. Explode up by extending at the hips, knees, and ankles. Drive your heels into the floor as you pull the kettlebell up, keeping it close to your body. </div> </div> Sun, 07 Jan 2018 10:33:00 +0000 Metabolic Strength Training Combination Exercises <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser13" style="float:left;"> Following you will find a variety of metabolic strength training combinations. Some combinations involve more movements to complete 1 repetition than others. The more movements within a given combination, the tougher it is. </div> </div> Sun, 07 Jan 2018 09:16:00 +0000 What I Learned from the All Blacks Coaches <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser14" style="float:left;"> In early December I was blessed with the good fortune of learning firsthand from the head coaches of the last two world cup championship teams, Sir Graham Henry (2011) and Steve Hansen (2015). </div> </div> Sun, 07 Jan 2018 08:33:00 +0000 Lower Body Stretches for Pregnancy <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser15" style="float:left;"> Begin on your hands and knees (a). Slide your right knee up so that it is on the floor under your right shoulder and twist your lower leg so that your right foot is on the floor under your left hip. </div> </div> Sun, 07 Jan 2018 03:52:00 +0000