Human Kinetics Articles News and Excerpts en 2008 Sun, 25 Jun 2017 08:58:42 CST 1440 Affino 5 RSS Generator Dynamic ground stretches for sports <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser1" style="float:left;"> The following stretches make up a dynamic progression from ground movements to standing movements. It is best to do them after a light warm-up such as an easy jog or run for 5 to 10 minutes - just enough to generate very light perspiration. </div> </div> Mon, 19 Jun 2017 06:18:00 +0000 Perform a quick fascia mobility assessment <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser2" style="float:left;"> You may also refer to this as the quick test. This one is appropriate for new or old problems that are not serious injuries, and will indicate whether it will help you quickly. </div> </div> Mon, 19 Jun 2017 06:16:00 +0000 What are fascia mobility nets? <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser3" style="float:left;"> Fascia mobility nets (FMNs) are anatomical visual aids that help you easily assess, locate, and eliminate problem areas in your body. Always visualize any individual net with extensions and layers that can branch up and down, sideways, diagonally, or in spirals and can be deep or superficial (Myers 2014). </div> </div> Mon, 19 Jun 2017 06:11:00 +0000 Vestibular System Interactions With Vision <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser4" style="float:left;"> The vestibular system’s effectiveness is heightened by ways in which it interacts with other senses, especially vision. One example is the vestibular ocular reflex (VOR), which stabilizes the eyes during head movement. </div> </div> Sun, 18 Jun 2017 10:18:00 +0000 Implications for teaching physical education to children with ASD <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser5" style="float:left;"> The following section provides an overview of implications for teaching physical education to children with ASD - specifically, assessment, activity selection, and instructional and management techniques. </div> </div> Sun, 18 Jun 2017 08:33:00 +0000 The Recreational Sport Field <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser6" style="float:left;"> The recreational sport field can be seen as a subset of both the recreation and leisure and the sport management industries; that is, recreational sport professionals work in jobs that provide sport opportunities for the widest range of participants. </div> </div> Sun, 18 Jun 2017 07:45:00 +0000 Preparing for practice <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser7" style="float:left;"> Season and practice plans are only as good as the thought, research, and provisioning done before they are created and implemented. Here are just a few items to address in your planning. </div> </div> Sun, 18 Jun 2017 04:37:00 +0000 Positive and Negative Emotions - Accent on Positive <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser8" style="float:left;"> Anxiety is an often-studied emotion, particularly in sport and exercise psychology. What are the other emotions? </div> </div> Thu, 15 Jun 2017 03:03:00 +0000 Using and Evaluating Stress Management Techniques <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser9" style="float:left;"> Relaxation exercises consist of both body-to-mind techniques (e.g., progressive muscle relaxation) and mind-to-body techniques (e.g., meditation). </div> </div> Thu, 15 Jun 2017 02:59:00 +0000 Physical Activity for Health and Well-Being <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser10" style="float:left;"> Lifestyle physical activity is increasingly promoted in the media, as well as in health and kinesiology resources. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS) published Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans in 2008 and the updated Healthy People 2020 objectives in 2010. </div> </div> Thu, 15 Jun 2017 02:54:00 +0000 Efficient Shopping Starts at Home <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser11" style="float:left;"> Planning ahead is a key to successful habit change. And for healthy food shopping, planning is essential. </div> </div> Tue, 13 Jun 2017 08:27:00 +0000 Can you eat out and still eat a healthy diet? <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser12" style="float:left;"> We know that, for most people, eating out is here to stay. But can you maintain your busy lifestyle, eat out often, and still eat a healthy diet? </div> </div> Tue, 13 Jun 2017 08:21:00 +0000 Making the decision to eat healthier <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser13" style="float:left;"> If you find yourself asking, "What’s in it for me?" you may be struggling to find a good reason for changing your eating habits. As with goal setting, it’s important to have personal benefits that will motivate you to make changes. </div> </div> Tue, 13 Jun 2017 08:17:00 +0000 Learn basic squat form and variations <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser14" style="float:left;"> The squat is a knee-dominant movement that involves deep flexion in the knees and hips. Exercises that fit in this category work the quadriceps and erector spinae to a high degree. </div> </div> Mon, 12 Jun 2017 11:20:00 +0000 Figure out your nutrition strategy <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser15" style="float:left;"> Figuring out your nutrition strategy means finding a way of eating that best suits you. I liken this to dress shopping. </div> </div> Mon, 12 Jun 2017 11:17:00 +0000