Human Kinetics Articles News and Excerpts en 2008 Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:05:23 CST 1440 Affino 5 RSS Generator Five common fitness myths women should ignore <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser1" style="float:left;"> Top trainer dispels common misconceptions surrounding strength training </div> </div> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:12:00 +0000 Baseball and softball (throwing) program <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser2" style="float:left;"> The interval sport return program for baseball and softball (throwing) is designed to gradually return motion and strength to (and confidence in) the throwing arm after injury or surgery by slowly progressing through graduated throwing distances. </div> </div> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 10:24:00 +0000 Learn to categorize foods <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser3" style="float:left;"> In early chapters you learned why you need to incorporate each of the macronutrients (carbohydrate, protein, and fat) into your meal plan. Now, you need to make sure you understand which foods fit into each category. </div> </div> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 09:35:00 +0000 Day-to-day nutrition for healthy growth <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser4" style="float:left;"> Because I counsel young athletes, I work with a lot of parents and families. Most parents have very specific questions about fueling for sports. They want to know what to eat before an event, how much to drink during a game, and what the best meal is for recovery. </div> </div> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 09:31:00 +0000 Three Questions to Define Functional Training <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser5" style="float:left;"> To better understand the concept of functional training, ask yourself a few simple questions. 1. How many sports are played sitting down? As far as I can tell, only a few sports, such as rowing, are performed from a seated position. If we accept this premise, we can see that training muscles from a seated position would not be functional for most sports. </div> </div> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 09:15:00 +0000 Use signage to ensure guidelines and certain basic information are communicated <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser6" style="float:left;"> It’s important to ensure that certain basic information concerning park use (not just the rules) is made readily available to users. </div> </div> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:59:00 +0000 Integrated Thinking Skills <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser7" style="float:left;"> Thanks to the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, a national group of business and education leaders came together as a catalyst to position 21st-century skills at the center of U.S. education. </div> </div> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 06:50:00 +0000 Healthy and optimal fitness zones <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser8" style="float:left;"> Assessment & program planning: Maintains a physical activity and nutrition log for at least 2 weeks and reflects on activity levels and nutrition as documented in the log. (S3.M16.7) </div> </div> Thu, 16 Feb 2017 03:42:00 +0000 Compass basics <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser9" style="float:left;"> Outdoor pursuits: Demonstrates correct technique for basic skills in 1 self-selected outdoor activity. (S1.M22.6) </div> </div> Thu, 16 Feb 2017 03:36:00 +0000 Throw-Ins and Transitions <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser10" style="float:left;"> Creates open space with offensive tactics: Executes at least one of the following offensive tactics to create open space: moves to open space without the ball; uses a variety of passes, pivots and fakes; give and go. (S2.M2.6) </div> </div> Thu, 16 Feb 2017 03:24:00 +0000 Nutrition and overall health <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser11" style="float:left;"> Researchers of nearly all chronic diseases have studied the role of nutrition. (The term chronic is used to refer to diseases that often begin at a younger age and develop over time.) </div> </div> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 03:59:00 +0000 Assessments for Muscular Fitness <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser12" style="float:left;"> There is not one test of muscular fitness that is best. Rather, different tests can be used to safely and effectively assess muscular strength or muscular endurance in various age groups. </div> </div> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 03:55:00 +0000 Lower Body Stretches for Pregnancy <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser13" 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> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 03:52:00 +0000 Health and Fitness Benefits of Aerobic Activity <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser14" style="float:left;"> Regular and consistent aerobic activity improves your cardiorespiratory endurance. In other words, your heart, blood vessels, and lungs benefit from working harder than normal. </div> </div> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 03:47:00 +0000 Fueling Workouts <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser15" style="float:left;"> From the oatmeal you eat for breakfast to the baked potato you eat for dinner, carbohydrate is the leading nutrient fuel for your body. </div> </div> Sun, 12 Feb 2017 09:47:00 +0000