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Dance-specific conditions of practice

Dance-specific conditions of practice

Two conditions of practice that are specific to dance or have dance-related concerns are improvisation and the use of mirrors. These tools are used in other fields, particularly in the arts and in athletics. read more
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Issues in dance training

Issues in dance training

Knowledge of the sensory modalities gives dance educators and dancers a wealth of information about crafting dance training and practice. When teachers understand how motor control is strongly influenced by the extensive incoming sensory data, they can design and implement specific approaches to various skills. read more
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Age-Appropriate Movement and Dance Training

Age-Appropriate Movement and Dance Training

Dance training can be more effective when teachers and dancers understand the landmarks in various stages of motor development and the age limits to multiple sensory inputs. Many phases in this process exist, but this section focuses on two distinct time lines, the early childhood years and the adolescent years. read more
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The Benefits of a Year-Round Nutrition Program

The Benefits of a Year-Round Nutrition Program

By implementing a year-round nutrition program in conjunction with their training program, endurance athletes can reap the benefits of enhanced health, improved performance, and better control of weight and body composition. read more
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Sport organizations capitalize on power of social networking

Sport organizations capitalize on power of social networking

Public relations professionals have begun to harness the power and influence of social networking for promotional purposes through the use of social media releases (SMRs). read more
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Community relationships vital for campus recreational sports professional

Community relationships vital for campus recreational sports professional

The location of an institution of higher education affects the relationship between the community and the institution, which is known as the “town-and-gown” relationship. In many cases, the campus recreational sports department serves as a bridge between the institution and community. read more
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Achieve success in the throws

Achieve success in the throws

Success in the throws depends on the consistent performance of skills and techniques. Some of the skills required for throwing may seem unnatural at first. The summation of all forces leading up to the release of the implement directly affects the throw. read more
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Injury

Injury

An injury occurs when a tissue (e.g., ligament, tendon, muscle, or bone) is subjected to an acute or chronic load that is too great. The damage triggers a response commonly referred to as inflammation. read more
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The Physical Activity Pyramid

The Physical Activity Pyramid

National physical activity guidelines for youth developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS) recommend at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day. read more
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The Importance of Varying Exercises

The Importance of Varying Exercises

Most lifters have a limited number of favorite exercises that are staples in their routines. That’s human nature. However, although it’s OK to have your old standbys, they shouldn’t be performed at the exclusion of other movements. read more
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