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Sport Science


Sport Science



HOW TO DEVELOP HIGH ETHICAL STANDARDS, EXEMPLARY VALUES & STRONG PERSONAL FAITH IN THE WORLD OF SPORTS

Accomplished athletes, professional and amateur, occupy places of honor in our competitive society. Among the rewards for pro players are stratospheric salaries, prompting concerns that money is the most important motivating factor in sports. Despite the stereotypes rooted in the lifestyles and antics of certain ultra-rich sports luminaries, some successful athletes demonstrate high ethical standards, exemplary values and strong personal faith. Their stories, run counter to the typical mind-set in sports - namely, "Whats in it for me?" In this program, top athletes - active and retired - tackle the issue of maintaining high values while competing in the world of sports.

DVD / 2013 / (Adult) / 30 minutes

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DEVELOPING WELLNESS CHAMPION NETWORKS USING ESTABLISHED HEALTH PROMOTION PRACTICES

By Stefan Gingerich, Sarah Monley

Developing Wellness Champion Networks Using Established Health Promotion Practices summarizes what is known from research about the value of grassroots volunteer-driven communications strategies. The DVD also explains how common approaches to health behavior change can be used to support workplace wellness champion network development. In addition, the DVD details how one particular Taft-Hartley trust fund built a wellness volunteer network throughout a dispersed population.

Among the topics covered:
  • What do we mean by wellness champion network?
  • Why wellness champions?
  • And this means what for wellness champions?
  • Case study
  • Champion recruitment
  • Recruitment: strategies description
  • Champion retention
  • Additional retention strategies

    DVD / 2013 / 57 minutes

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    RESEARCH TO PRACTICE: BRAIN BOOSTERS FOR ALL AGES AND STAGES OF LIFE

    By Terry Eckmann

    Neuroscientists around the world are involved in cutting-edge research that supports the many positive effects of exercise on the brain. These investigative efforts have shown that throughout the lifespan, exercise can enhance cognition and facilitate learning. Research to Practice: Brain Boosters for All Ages and Stages of Life reviews the anatomy of physiology of the brain on exercise, as well as looks at the latest research studies regarding the brain and exercise during developmental years of childhood and throughout the process of aging. The DVD also details key brain-healthy choices that can enhance the brain's performance.

    Among the topics covered:
  • Brain facts & basic anatomy and physiology of the brain
  • Brain booster: practice yoga
  • Exercise for brain health
  • Brain booster: engage in aerobic exercise
  • Brain booster: sit less, move more
  • Brain booster: chew more, eat less
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Regular exercise for management of stress, anxiety, & mood

    DVD / 2013 / 55 minutes

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    STRETCH BREAK: BRIEF YOGA ROUTINES FOR THE OFFICE, HOME, AND TRAVEL

    By Rick Devereux

    Stretch Break: Brief Yoga Routines for the Office, Home, and Travel is designed as a resource for people who, for whatever reason, can't make the time to go to a health/fitness club on a particular day. The DVD is the perfect tool for individuals who want to loosen up and relieve the tension and stiffness in their body that has accumulated, regardless of where they are or what they might be doing. The DVD features three separate yoga routines. The first involves performing general stretching exercises to awaken and loosen up the body. The second encompasses a yoga routine for relieving the tightness in the lower back and hamstrings. The third entails a chair routine that targets relieving tension in the nupper body.

    Among the topics covered:

  • General awakening and loosening-up routine
  • Relieving tight hamstrings and lower back
  • Relieving upper-body, shoulder, elbow, wrist, back, and neck tension (chair routine)

    DVD / 2013 / 25 minutes

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    EXTREME SPORTS

    Daily Planet looks into the exhilarating world of summer sports. One of the world's strongest men pulls a 40-ton truck, a climbing chair on wheels, longboarding, and much more.

    DVD / 2012 / (Grades 9 or above) / 45 minutes

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    SPORTS

    Daily Planet in the Classroom - the popular series highlighting some of our best and most interesting segments - swims, kayaks, and surfs as we look at the world of sports.

    DVD / 2012 / (Grades 9 or above) / 45 minutes

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    ENERGY BALANCE

    Being physically active and eating from the food groups are key to balancing your energy. Registered Dietitian Melissa Halas-Liang discusses the nutrition basics of the energy equation, while a personal trainer explains the importance of balancing the equation by using that energy. Discover:

  • Short-term and long term benefits of physical activity
  • Tips to be active each day
  • How to overcome common excuses
  • How to continue being active into adulthood

    Includes brief interviews with teens about how they stay healthy through physical activity


    DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2012 / (Grades 6-Adult) / 20 minutes

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    EXPEDITION AND NAVIGATION SKILLS

    Exploring nature has been a popular pastime for centuries. Getting lost has sometimes been part of that, but itíŽs not highly recommended! Expedition and navigation skills are obviously two of the most vital proficiencies young learners need to enjoy the great outdoors. In this fantastic resource, we bring that knowledge to life with a brilliant video program. Accompanying this is a complete interactive learning object that works as a valuable study and assessment tool. Reflecting real-world conditions, presenting high quality information in an engaging way, this is a practical look at safety, sanitation and equipment and essential navigational skills.

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    DVD / 2012 / 20 minutes

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    FROM SPORTS TO CAREER

    Teamwork, reliability, cooperation, endurance: habits athletes learn from sports are the very attributes employers want. Personal stories from current and former athletes show how their skills from sports are valued in the workplace and school. From soccer, football, rowing, and hockey, a variety of sports and careers are represented in this enlightening look into the benefits athletes bring to the workplace

    DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2012 / (Grades 6-Adult) / 22 minutes

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    IN THE SPIRIT OF THE GAME: SPORTS CONDUCT AND FAIR PLAY

    Winning is a great feeling, but there other goals we set ourselves when playing sport. Fair play and good sporting behaviour help make the activity enjoyable for everyone involved. This documentary-style program will explore: what good sportsmanship is, codes of conduct for players, officials, coaches and spectators, being a team player, a good loser and winner, and resolving conflict, using practical examples. We talk with professional soccer player Mate Dugandzic, basketballer Daniel Dillon, rugby referee Natalie Amor, soccer referee Wilson Brown, and international rugby referee Nigel Owens. For middle secondary studies in physical and outdoor education, this production provides valuable advice regarding the benefits of teamwork, mutual respect, and taking personal and social responsibility.

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    DVD / 2012 / 21 minutes

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    LIFELONG PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

    The benefits of regular physical activity from a young age are highlighted in this energetic and informative program for lower secondary health and P.E. learners. Viewers will hear from Olympic rower Kim Crow and a number of amateur orienteers, as they discuss the physical, mental and social outcomes of physical activity. The positive and negative aspects of group and individual activities are explored, including barriers to participation and how people from different backgrounds can overcome these challenges. This program provides valuable practical knowledge and the perfect motivation for getting started with any type of physical activity.

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    DVD / 2012 / 15 minutes

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    NUTRITION AND HYDRATION IN SPORTS

    The correct nutrition and hydration is vital for peak sports performance. This essential program examines the nutritional requirements that athletes have to be able to train and compete without disadvantaging their chances or damaging their health through fatigue and dehydration. Athletes, coaches and nutritionists discuss the correct way to structure an eating and hydration plan during training periods and a plan for competition days. Special emphasis is given to carb-loading, electrolyte intake and the correct use of hypotonic and hypertonic hydration and sports drinks.

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    DVD / 2012 / 20 minutes

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    OVERUSE RUNNING INJURIES TO THE LOWER EXTREMITY

    By Matthew Matava, Janice K. Loudon, Jennifer E. Earl-Boehm

    Overuse Running Injuries to the Lower Extremity provides an overview of the most common overuse conditions of the lower extremity encountered by runners. One segment of the DVD, presented from an orthopedic surgeon's perspective, describes the etiology of these injuries, as well as common symptom patterns that are typically encountered. The DVD also addresses physical examination methods and diagnostic tests, given their role in helping to formulate an appropriate diagnosis. In addition, the DVD details treatment options, with a focus on non-operative treatment emphasizing strengthening and neuromuscular retraining exercises that are aimed at correcting dynamic malalignment. In addition, the DVD reviews the indications for surgical intervention and a general discussion of operative techniques used by orthopedic sports medicine specialists.

    Among the topics covered:

  • Overuse Running Injuries to the Lower Extremity (Matthew Matava)
  • Lower-Extremity Kinematics in the Running Athlete (Janice K. Loudon)
  • Overuse Running Injuries to the Lower Extremity: Interventions (Jennifer E. Earl-Boehm)

    DVD / 2012 / 105 minutes

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    PERFORMANCE ENHANCING SUBSTANCES IN SPORT

    Winning in sport is big business, with big financial returns. This can motivate sports people to decide to use performance enhancing drugs to give them the winning edge. This insightful program examines the world of performance enhancers, both legal and illegal, and outcomes of using them. Discussions with coaches, sport nutritionists and athletes reveal motivations for drug cheating, the medical side effects of the drugs, the drugs themselves and the implications of getting caught. This program is a must see for athletes and coaches at all levels of sport, especially those deriving an income from playing and winning.

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    DVD / 2012 / 21 minutes

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    PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND BONE HEALTH: CONVENTIONAL WISDOM, CONTEMPORARY IDEAS

    By Wendy M. Kohrt

    Physical Activity and Bone Health: Conventional Wisdom, Contemporary Ideas provides an overview of several of the key factors involved in bone health, particularly physical activity. Featuring the Joseph B. Wolffe Memorial Lecture from the 2012 ACSM annual meeting, the DVD discusses the fact that although, on average, pharmacologic therapies are more effective in increasing bone density than exercise, a compelling case can be advanced for physical activity as a positive measure for helping prevent osteoporosis. The DVD also addresses the issue of why bone mass density is relatively low in some athletes.

    Among the topics covered:

  • Prevention of osteoporosis
  • Regulation of bone mass by loading
  • Physical activity and bone health: conventional wisdom, contemporary ideas
  • Current clinical recommendations on physical activity to prevent osteoporosis
  • NSAIDs and the bone mass density response to exercise
  • Why is bone mass density low in some athletes?
  • Are transient exercise-induced increases in PTH good or bad?

    DVD / 2012 / 69 minutes

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    PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: THE ARTHRITIS PAIN RELIEVER

    By Jennifer Hootman

    Physical Activity: The Arthritis Pain Reliever features an overview of the scientific evidence supporting exercise as a treatment for arthritis. The DVD discusses physical activity recommendations and barriers/facilitators to physical activity for adults with arthritis. The DVD also presents data on the CDC's approved arthritis exercise programs.

    Among the topics covered:

  • Burden and impact of arthritis
  • Evidence for exercise in the management of arthritis
  • Physical activity recommendations for adults with arthritis
  • Proven exercise programs for people with arthritis
  • Health communication messages and resources

    DVD / 2012 / 50 minutes

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    SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY: MENTAL PREPARATION

    Mental preparedness is vital to succeed as an athlete. To stay calm and remain focused on the task at hand athletes need to develop the mental strength to block out external distractions. This excellent program discusses with athletes, coaches and sports psychologists techniques that can be adopted to clear your mind and maintain concentration. We explore developing a belief system that gives you the confidence to believe you have the talent to win and focus on that and not on what may interrupt that from external distractions.

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    DVD / 2012 / 17 minutes

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    SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY: MOTIVATION, ANXIETY AND AROUSAL

    Understanding the sports psychology effects of motivation, anxiety and arousal are essential for achieving high levels of performance in sport. This program examines the effects of repetitive training on motivation and the internal and external factors that can affect it. Sports psychologists and coaches discuss the effects of anxiety and the pressures both internal and external that athletes can feel. Athletes and their coaches also discuss physical and social stress and how to manage it and turn it to the athlete's advantage. This is a excellent must see program for athletes and coaches to enhance their performance and get a better understanding of positive and negative motivators.

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    DVD / 2012 / 21 minutes

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    MEDICINAL EFFECTS OF EXERCISE, THE

    By Kevin Steele

    The Medicinal Effects of Exercise reviews the positive impact that exercise can have upon both the physiological and psychological aspects of people in today's society. The DVD details how exercise can prevent, reduce and, in many cases, reverse common metabolic diseases that currently afflict millions of people each year. The DVD also discusses how regular exercise can affect various psychological states, such as cognitive function, memory, attention, stress, and certain mental illnesses.

    Among the topics covered:

  • Keys to the "exercise kingdom"
  • Physiological benefits
  • Skeletal system
  • Nervous system
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Endocrine system
  • Body system
  • Body composition
  • Effects on the brain
  • Psychological benefits

    DVD / 2010 / 106 minutes

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    MUSCLES AND MOVEMENT IN 3-D

    By Bill Sonnemaker

    Muscles and Movement in 3-D takes an in depth look at functional anatomy in a dramatic new way. The DVD reviews common myofascial slings and lines (anterior posterior oblique sling, superficial front/back and spiral lines) to gain a more thorough understanding of how they function to produce, reduce, and stabilize forces that are transmitted through an individual's body. The DVD also explains and demonstrates a series of exercises that can be combined into a total-body workout that will leave the exerciser feeling refreshed and fully integrated.

    Among the topics covered:

  • Reductionism vs. holism
  • Myofascial lines
  • Traditional approach vs. integrated approach
  • Increasing your library
  • ViPR exercises

    DVD / 2010 / 79 minutes

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    ULTIMATE SIX

    By Cassidy Phillips

    Ultimate Six details the specific areas of the body that have the most influence on human biomechanics and injuries. The DVD explains how managing and manipulating the muscle and fascia in these areas can bring efficiency to the mechanical workings of the body and can enhance an individual's overall level of health, well-being, and performance. The information on this DVD will enable trainers to help manage the aches and pains of their clients and to promote recovery through increased blood flow and range of motion. The DVD also shows how these new methodologies can be incorporated into a person's daily routine to increase biomechanical efficiency and performance through MCT (myofascial compression techniques), a form of self-myofascial release, using innovative tools.

    Among Topics Covered:

  • Understanding biomechanics
  • Getting the programming right
  • Working with the foot baller and the baller block
  • Adding the ball to the baller block
  • Working the quads
  • Working the psoas
  • Working the piriformis
  • Working the pectoralis major and minor

    DVD / 2010 / 66 minutes

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    VITAL ANATOMY - FUNCTIONAL APPLICATIONS

    By Michol Dalcourt

    Vital Anatomy-Functional Applications explores the fact that anatomy is subservient to function. All factors considered, when individuals understand functioning anatomy, they are better able to maximize the efficiency of their body. In that regard, the key is to obey the laws of function. The DVD details exercise and movement applications that are consistent with the body's design. The DVD also features a 6-step process that trainers can use for choosing the right exercise for the right client. The DVD reviews the "new science" of anatomy and how it is changing the way individuals train. As such, the DVD offers a glimpse into the future of training.

    AMONG THE TOPICS COVERED:

  • How does structure respond to load?
  • The myofascial system
  • External-load example
  • Keys to optimal function
  • The superficial back line
  • The superficial front line
  • The lateral line
  • The spiral line

    DVD / 2010 / 161 minutes

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    FUNCTIONAL TRAINING: MUSCLES AND MOVEMENT IN 3D

    By Rodney Corn, Michol Dalcourt

    Functional Training: Muscles and Movement in 3D discusses functional anatomy and biomechanics in a hands-on learning format. The DVD explains how gravity, ground reaction force, mass, and momentum play a vital role in the rhythm and timing of movement in three-dimensional space. Through practical application and a fun workout that features innovative exercise tools, the DVD examines the application of using integrated training techniques to disperse loads over the whole kinetic chain to make exercises energy efficient and less susceptible to tissue breakdown.

    AMONG TOPICS COVERED:

  • What is functional training
  • Vitality vs. aesthetics
  • Rhythm and training
  • Understanding forces
  • Training modalities
  • Functional biomechanics
  • Real and relative motion
  • Functional anatomy
  • Quick application

    DVD / 2009 / 114 minutes

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    AN OVERVIEW OF SPORTS CULTURE

    Hong Kong athletes did extremely well in asian games 2006 in Doha, with record-breaking achievements in many areas. While people believe that Hong Kong's sport development has reached international level, at the same time, a survey on the physical fitness of people in the city reveals that few people in Hong Kong are interested in any form of workouts at all, and not too many of them do bother with the development of sport culture in the city. So, what more can be said about sport development in the city?This episode of glamour of sports features interviews with local athletes, sports associations, business organizations, teachers and media workers to collect different views on the condition of sports development in Hong Kong, the constraint it is facing and ways to improve the situation.

    DVD / 2007 / 30 minutes

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    MOVING THE SOCIETY TOWARD EXERCISING

    Physical exercise provides enormous health benefits. In a bid to promote fitness citywide, a far-reaching and sustainable sport culture should be developed. Citizens of different age bands should be encouraged to take part in physical activities, which is not only good for both physical and psychological health, but also conducive to unity of the community. Aunt Yuen, now 80, has joined a weekly exercise programme designed for the elderly. Affected by yuen's determination, her friends have become aware of the importance of building fitness by doing physical exercise. Meanwhile, yuet-ling, a 12-year-old girl, aspires to represent her school with her partner chong-hei in a dancing competition. During her training, she has acquired interpersonal skills and realized the importance of sportsmanship.besides their participation in citywide sports activities, local associations of basketball, handball and soccer also organize regional competitions for residents of different ages. Outstanding players will be invited to join youth team that may represent Hong Kong in international tournaments. These types of regional sports activities can help enhance unity among residents. For example, cohesiveness among people from tai po is shown during the tai po football club's appearance in a division a football match.there is no age limit for doing exercise. Even for the aged people, if they will, they can still do some exercise. And Tai-Chi, supposedly for the aged, is equally suitable for children.

    DVD / 2007 / 30 minutes

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    REASONS FOR EXERCISE

    Most people in Hong Kong are well informed of the benefits of physical exercise, but few of them have ever thought of doing some daily. According to dr julian chang, hon medical advisor of sports federation and olympic committee of Hong Kong, China, lack of exercise can cause certain illnesses. This episode talks about the benefit of physical exercise and the correct way to do it.a research conducted by the Hong Kong polytechnic university finds that old people who practice tai chi are less susceptible to falling. Ben wong, a tai chi trainer who has been practicing it for over 30 years, believes that the traditional chinese exercise programme can strengthen muscles of the legs, enabling one to walk with steady steps. After a discussion on physical benefits of exercise for the elderly, the episode proceeds with an interview with wong tsan, the spokesperson of a fencing school, who talks about how the sport can help children improve hand-eye coordination. Of course, one needs to know the correct way to do exercise in order to get the benefits from it. To that end, this episode also features a session on injury prevention.

    DVD / 2007 / 30 minutes

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    EAT TO WIN: NUTRITION FOR ATHLETES

    When athletes step onto the field, court or track, they want to perform their best. Placing good nutrition at the top of their training program will help them gain the competitive edge. This action-packed video dispels 10 common nutrition myths with what to eat, when and why, using MyPyramid as the guide. This DVD covers the most current, on-target nutrition information for athletes.

    Award
  • 2006 Telly Award

    DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2006 / (Grades 6-Adult) / 20 minutes

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    USING SPORTS SCIENCE AS A COACHING TOOL

    By Carl Foster

    Using Sports Science as a Coaching Tool reviews how coaches can benefit from the knowledge and information available in the world of sport science. The DVD details the need for coaches to understand the differences in the approaches to sport and performance by sport scientists and coaches and offers specific suggestions concerning how coaches and sports scientists can work better together.

    Among the topics covered:

  • What do coaches do
  • What do sports scientists do
  • Achieving athletic performance goals
  • The big thing-enabling coaches to do their job
  • Making the relationship work

    DVD / 2006 / 26 minutes

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    INJURY TO EXCELLENCE: ATHLETIC THERAPY

    A unique look at medical professionals from many different disciplines, working together as a team to provide optimum care for any athlete, whether the athlete participates in professional sport or they are weekend warriors participating in sport to stay in shape.

    DVD / 2002 / (Adult) / 25 minutes

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    INJURY TO EXCELLENCE: SPORT MEDICINE

    A unique look at medical professionals from many different disciplines, working together as a team to provide optimum care for any athlete, whether the athlete participates in professional sport or they are weekend warriors participating in sport to stay in shape.

    DVD / 2002 / (Adult) / 25 minutes

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