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  • Why would British athletes choose winter sports? Creative commons image Icon S. Yume under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
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    25 Jan 2018

  • Why would British athletes choose winter sports?

    Why would British athletes choose winter sports? Creative commons image Icon S. Yume under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Jan 2018
    What's the attraction of winter sports in a mild climate?
  • Can I become fitter by doing short bursts of exercise? Creative commons image Icon ceiling under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license

    Can I become fitter by doing short bursts of exercise?

    By Richard Metcalfe

    Some studies suggest that health goals might be within your grasp - or at least a short walk away. Richard Metcalfe...

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    02 Jan 2018

  • Can I become fitter by doing short bursts of exercise?

    Can I become fitter by doing short bursts of exercise? Creative commons image Icon ceiling under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Jan 2018
    Some studies suggest that health goals might be within your grasp - or at least a short walk away. Richard Metcalfe adds some caveats.
  • Stay in control and hide the fear: The psychology of skydivers and climbers Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: wesleyjharrison
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    22 Dec 2017

  • Stay in control and hide the fear: The psychology of skydivers and climbers

    Stay in control and hide the fear: The psychology of skydivers and climbers Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: wesleyjharrison
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 Dec 2017
    Laurie Taylor and James Hardie-Bick discuss the paradox of extreme sportspeople seeking the buzz , but not wanting to show the fear.
  • Can protective headgear increase the risk of injury to rugby players? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Cpl Keenan Zelazoski / US Marines
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    22 Dec 2017

  • Can protective headgear increase the risk of injury to rugby players?

    Can protective headgear increase the risk of injury to rugby players? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Cpl Keenan Zelazoski / US Marines
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Dec 2017
    While cuts and bruises may be avoided, new research suggests that wearing headgear during rugby can put players at greater risk. Andrew Barnes explains his...
  • Why mental fitness is as important as physical fitness Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Skeeze
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    25 Oct 2017

  • Why mental fitness is as important as physical fitness

    Why mental fitness is as important as physical fitness Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Skeeze
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 25 Oct 2017
    Athletes explain how they use their mind to give themselves the edge, as they pursue their Olympic Dreams
  • Researching cycling in the US & the UK Creative commons image Icon New York CDOT under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    Researching cycling in the US & the UK

    By Dr Peter Wood

    Peter Wood shares his experiences researching cyclists - on both sides of the Atlantic.

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    19 Sep 2017

  • Researching cycling in the US & the UK

    Researching cycling in the US & the UK Creative commons image Icon New York CDOT under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 19 Sep 2017
    Peter Wood shares his experiences researching cyclists - on both sides of the Atlantic.
  • Has footballer price inflation run out of control in the Premier League? Creative commons image Icon Alex Fau under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
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    25 Aug 2017

  • Has footballer price inflation run out of control in the Premier League?

    Has footballer price inflation run out of control in the Premier League? Creative commons image Icon Alex Fau under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Aug 2017
    The English Premier League is starting to suffer financial strains familiar in Mugabe's Zimbabwe. As the transfer window prepares to slam shut, Josh McLeod...
  • 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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    26 Jun 2017

  • How can you exercise safely in the heat?

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

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  • 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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    01 Feb 2018

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    Exercise and mental health Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
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    Each year thousands of pounds are spent on medications to treat conditions such as...
  • 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

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    29 Jan 2018

  • Recovery strategies in sport and exercise

    Recovery strategies in sport and exercise Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Cultura RM Exclusive/Corey/Jenkins/Getty Images
    Intermediate level Duration 8 hours Updated 29 Jan 2018
    The ability to recover quickly from an intensive training session or match can be...
  • 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

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  • Active, healthy lifestyles

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    Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 04 Jan 2018
    In this free course, Active, healthy lifestyles, which is aimed at teachers of...
  • 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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    6 hours

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    30 Nov 2017

  • Eating to win: activity, diet and weight control

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    Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 30 Nov 2017
    What should we eat before and after exercise? This free course, Eating to win:...
  • The psychological aspects of sports injury

    For many people sport is a way of life, so imagine the emotional distress that a sports injury can bring when it restricts someone's participation...

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    3 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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  • The psychological aspects of sports injury

    The psychological aspects of sports injury Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 3 hours Updated 29 Nov 2017
    For many people sport is a way of life, so imagine the emotional distress that a...
  • 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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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Sep 2017

  • The science behind wheeled sports

    The science behind wheeled sports Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 21 Sep 2017
    This free course, The science behind wheeled sports, focuses on cycling and...
  • 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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    2 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    11 May 2017

  • Improving aerobic fitness

    Improving aerobic fitness Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
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    Aerobic fitness is integral to successful sports performance and to maintaining...
  • 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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    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    01 Jul 2016

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

    The Ancient Olympics: Bridging past and present Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    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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    18 Mar 2016

  • Exploring sport online: Athletes and efficient hearts

    Exploring sport online: Athletes and efficient hearts Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
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    We all know that the heart is very important but what exactly does the heart do?...
  • 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

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    03 Mar 2016

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

    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...