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    Britain's Fat Fight

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall looks at the impact and causes of obesity in modern Britain.

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    09 May 2018

  • Britain's Fat Fight

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 09 May 2018
    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall looks at the impact and causes of obesity in modern Britain.
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    The Truth About Obesity

    Chris Bavin discovers what science can tell us about why 2/3 of us are overweight - and how we can fight it.

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    26 Apr 2018

  • The Truth About Obesity

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    Chris Bavin discovers what science can tell us about why 2/3 of us are overweight - and how we can fight it.
  • Why is ball tampering such a big deal for cricket?

    By Dr Keith Perry, Steven Freeland, Dr Emma Kavanagh

    Someone scuffs up a cricket ball a little - is that really so important? Well, yes - if you believe cricketers should...

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    26 Mar 2018

  • Why is ball tampering such a big deal for cricket?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Mar 2018
    Someone scuffs up a cricket ball a little - is that really so important? Well, yes - if you believe cricketers should stick to the rules.
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    Science doesn't know how free divers do it

    By Kevin Fong

    It's not a total mystery - but, explains Kevin Wong, there's still a lot about free diving that science can't quite...

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    20 Mar 2018

  • Science doesn't know how free divers do it

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    It's not a total mystery - but, explains Kevin Wong, there's still a lot about free diving that science can't quite explain.
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  • Why would British athletes choose winter sports?

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    What's the attraction of winter sports in a mild climate?
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    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?

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    Some studies suggest that health goals might be within your grasp - or at least a short walk away. Richard Metcalfe adds some caveats.
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  • Stay in control and hide the fear: The psychology of skydivers and climbers

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    Laurie Taylor and James Hardie-Bick discuss the paradox of extreme sportspeople seeking the buzz , but not wanting to show the fear.
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  • Can protective headgear increase the risk of injury to rugby players?

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    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...
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  • Why mental fitness is as important as physical fitness

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    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

    By Dr Peter Wood

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

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    19 Sep 2017

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

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    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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    This free course, The science behind wheeled sports, focuses on cycling and...
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    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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    For many people sport is a way of life, so imagine the emotional distress that a...
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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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    What should we eat before and after exercise? This free course, Eating to win:...
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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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    Each year thousands of pounds are spent on medications to treat conditions such as...
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    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...
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    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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    The ability to recover quickly from an intensive training session or match can be...
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    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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    This free course, The Ancient Olympics: Bridging past and present, highlights the...
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    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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    We all know that the heart is very important but what exactly does the heart do?...
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    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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    In this free course, Active, healthy lifestyles, which is aimed at teachers of...
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    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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    The media plays a huge part in sport; we find out what's happening and how our...