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  • How can you exercise safely in the heat? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Pixabay

    How can you exercise safely in the heat?

    By Hannah Moir, Chris Howe

    We've just seen a week in which temperatures in parts of the UK nudged 35 degrees Centigrade. Do you have to...

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  • How can you exercise safely in the heat?

    How can you exercise safely in the heat? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Pixabay New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Jun 2017
    We've just seen a week in which temperatures in parts of the UK nudged 35 degrees Centigrade. Do you have to abandon your keep-fit routines when the...
  • The art of performing under pressure Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: David Rogers/Getty Images

    The art of performing under pressure

    By Ben Lyttleton

    Penalty shoot-outs, 12-foot putts and second-serves are all high pressure moments in football, golf and tennis...

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    26 May 2017

  • The art of performing under pressure

    The art of performing under pressure Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: David Rogers/Getty Images
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 26 May 2017
    Penalty shoot-outs, 12-foot putts and second-serves are all high pressure moments in football, golf and tennis respectively. How would acclaimed kicking...
  • After Manchester: Can you make venues safer? Creative commons image Icon Hannah under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    After Manchester: Can you make venues safer?

    By David Lowe

    The bombing of a crowd leaving a venue can be hard to prevent. David Lowe asks if we need new strategies.

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    24 May 2017

  • After Manchester: Can you make venues safer?

    After Manchester: Can you make venues safer? Creative commons image Icon Hannah under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 May 2017
    The bombing of a crowd leaving a venue can be hard to prevent. David Lowe asks if we need new strategies.
  • Six Nations 2017 Creative commons image Icon PierreSelim under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license

    Six Nations 2017

    With the Six Nations here it's time to 'try' learning more about rugby with our fantastic range of free resources.

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  • Six Nations 2017

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    With the Six Nations here it's time to 'try' learning more about rugby with our fantastic range of free resources.
  • Newcastle Can Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Keo/BBC

    Newcastle Can

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and the Newcastle Can team have set a challenge: can the city of Newcastle collectively...

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    18 Jan 2017

  • Newcastle Can

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    Updated 18 Jan 2017
    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and the Newcastle Can team have set a challenge: can the city of Newcastle collectively lose 100,000 lbs in weight in one...
  • Rio 2016: A short Paralympics reading list Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: PIVISO.com

    Rio 2016: A short Paralympics reading list

    By The OpenLearn team

    Athletes with intellectual disabilities; zika virus; empty seats; risky cheating; inspiration porn - a round-up of...

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    08 Sep 2016

  • Rio 2016: A short Paralympics reading list

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Sep 2016
    Athletes with intellectual disabilities; zika virus; empty seats; risky cheating; inspiration porn - a round-up of pieces about the Paralympic Games.
  • OpenLearn Live: 26th August 2016 Creative commons image Icon Nick Webb under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    OpenLearn Live: 26th August 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    Rounding off a week of Bolts with the fastest of them all; and how can you trust online video? Free learning from...

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    26 Aug 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 26th August 2016

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Aug 2016
    Rounding off a week of Bolts with the fastest of them all; and how can you trust online video? Free learning from across the day.
  • ‘Super-human’ athletes are at risk from the post-Olympic blues – here’s why Creative commons image Icon By Fernando Frazão/Agência Brasil [CC BY 3.0 br], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license

    ‘Super-human’ athletes are at risk from the post-Olympic blues – here’s why

    By Karen Howells

    How do the successful Olympians cope with the aftermath of the games? Are they more prone to depression because of...

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    25 Aug 2016

  • ‘Super-human’ athletes are at risk from the post-Olympic blues – here’s why

    ‘Super-human’ athletes are at risk from the post-Olympic blues – here’s why Creative commons image Icon By Fernando Frazão/Agência Brasil [CC BY 3.0 br], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 25 Aug 2016
    How do the successful Olympians cope with the aftermath of the games? Are they more prone to depression because of the sudden celebrity status? 
  • Life after the Olympics: retirement Creative commons image Icon AdamKR under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license

    Life after the Olympics: retirement

    By Caroline Heaney

    What does the retired life hold for Olympians such as Usain Bolt, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Michael Phelps? Can they...

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    25 Aug 2016

  • Life after the Olympics: retirement

    Life after the Olympics: retirement Creative commons image Icon AdamKR under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 25 Aug 2016
    What does the retired life hold for Olympians such as Usain Bolt, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Michael Phelps? Can they cope with the change of lifestyle?
  • Hammering into hearts: How Dilshod Nazarov's Rio victory lifted the Tajiks Creative commons image Icon Rjruiziii under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Hammering into hearts: How Dilshod Nazarov's Rio victory lifted the Tajiks

    By The Akhal-Tech Collective

    Tajikistan won its first independent Gold during Rio 2016. For a nation without a lot to celebrate, it's a big deal.

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    23 Aug 2016

  • Hammering into hearts: How Dilshod Nazarov's Rio victory lifted the Tajiks

    Hammering into hearts: How Dilshod Nazarov's Rio victory lifted the Tajiks Creative commons image Icon Rjruiziii under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Aug 2016
    Tajikistan won its first independent Gold during Rio 2016. For a nation without a lot to celebrate, it's a big deal.

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  • Eating to win: activity, diet and weight control

    What should we eat before and after exercise? This free course, Eating to win: activity, diet and weight control, examines the importance of...

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  • Eating to win: activity, diet and weight control

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    Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 17 May 2017
    What should we eat before and after exercise? This free course, Eating to win:...
  • Improving aerobic fitness

    Aerobic fitness is integral to successful sports performance and to maintaining good health. But what sort of exercise should you be doing to...

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    Aerobic fitness is integral to successful sports performance and to maintaining...
  • Exercise and mental health

    Each year thousands of pounds are spent on medications to treat conditions such as anxiety and depression. These medications often have negative...

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    2 hours

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  • Exercise and mental health

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    Exercise and mental health Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 2 hours Updated 11 May 2017
    Each year thousands of pounds are spent on medications to treat conditions such as...
  • The science behind wheeled sports

    This free course, The science behind wheeled sports, focuses on cycling and wheelchair racing: what we might collectively call wheeled sports. The...

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    21 Apr 2017

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    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 21 Apr 2017
    This free course, The science behind wheeled sports, focuses on cycling and...
  • Recovery strategies in sport and exercise

    The ability to recover quickly from an intensive training session or match can be extremely advantageous to sports performers. Sport and fitness...

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    8 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    31 Jan 2017

  • Recovery strategies in sport and exercise

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    Recovery strategies in sport and exercise Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Cultura RM Exclusive/Corey/Jenkins/Getty Images
    Intermediate level Duration 8 hours Updated 31 Jan 2017
    The ability to recover quickly from an intensive training session or match can be...
  • The Ancient Olympics: Bridging past and present

    This free course, The Ancient Olympics: Bridging past and present, highlights the similarities and differences between our modern Games and the...

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  • The Ancient Olympics: Bridging past and present Includes explicit content

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    Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 01 Jul 2016
    This free course, The Ancient Olympics: Bridging past and present, highlights the...
  • Exploring sport online: Athletes and efficient hearts

    We all know that the heart is very important but what exactly does the heart do? Why is the blood so important? What functions do the lungs perform...

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    5 hours

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    18 Mar 2016

  • Exploring sport online: Athletes and efficient hearts

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    Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 18 Mar 2016
    We all know that the heart is very important but what exactly does the heart do?...
  • Active, healthy lifestyles

    In this free course, Active, healthy lifestyles, which is aimed at teachers of Physical Education, we begin by looking at some of the common...

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    10 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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  • Active, healthy lifestyles

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    Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 07 Mar 2016
    In this free course, Active, healthy lifestyles, which is aimed at teachers of...
  • Sport media and culture: Who's calling the shots?

    The media plays a huge part in sport; we find out what's happening and how our team is doing, and it creates great sporting moments and sports...

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    5 hours

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    03 Mar 2016

  • Sport media and culture: Who's calling the shots?

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    Sport media and culture: Who's calling the shots? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 03 Mar 2016
    The media plays a huge part in sport; we find out what's happening and how our...
  • A question of ethics: right or wrong?

    This free course, A question of ethics: right or wrong?, discusses ethical and professional principles in sport and fitness environments. Working...

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    7 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    17 Feb 2016

  • A question of ethics: right or wrong?

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    A question of ethics: right or wrong? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: © PhotoAlto / Alamy
    Intermediate level Duration 7 hours Updated 17 Feb 2016
    This free course, A question of ethics: right or wrong?, discusses ethical and...