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Diving and exercise
Diving and exercise
Description
In marine mammals the diving response (the trigeminal nerve reflex) which prompts the body to conserve oxygen when the face is immersed in water is very strong and enables the animal to dive for some impressive durations. In the podcast below Dr James Fisher of the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences discusses how this reflex might be related to human physiology.
Date:
14/05/2015
Post workout rehydration: which drink fares the best?
Description
Which drink should we reach for after a hard work-out? Exercising in a hot environment leads to dehydration, so we need to consume fluids in the post-exercise period in order to replenish the fluid lost through sweating. For optimal rehydration, is it necessary to consume a sports drink, or are other drinks as good? Dr Andy Blannin (Senior Lecturer in Exercise Metabolism) looks at this issue with Professor Alice Roberts (Professor of Public Engagement in Science at the University of Birmingham) on Britain's Favourite Foods: Are They Good For You? (21:00, Tuesday 14 April, BBC2).
Date:
14/04/2015
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research, Sport
Sporting bodies must up their game in the fight against doping
Sporting bodies must up their game in the fight against doping
Description
From Ben Johnson to Lance Armstrong, with countless others in-between, there has been no shortage of high-profile doping scandals to shake the sporting world in recent decades.
Date:
03/03/2015
Categories:
International, Sport, Students
TV rights does not mean participation rights, the business of British football
TV rights does not mean participation rights, the business of British football
Description
There has been a tirade of criticism from politicians and high profile ex-footballers calling for a reduction in ticket prices and more money to be put into grassroots football. The consideration of the masses and participation for all are hot topic. This piece discusses a number of perspectives of the debate.
Date:
12/02/2015
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research, Sport
Birmingham International Summer School
Birmingham International Summer School
Description
Our Birmingham International Summer School offers you the chance to study in the Heart of England, at a top institution and a pioneering university.
Date:
19/01/2015
Categories:
International, Sport, Students
Handbooks, Germany and Knowledge in Sport
Handbooks, Germany and Knowledge in Sport
Description
A book review on the Routledge Handbook of German Politics & Culture, with thoughts on the technical transfer of knowledge from academia to students and practitioners of sport.
Date:
13/01/2015
Categories:
Alumni, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research, Sport
IOC reforms – Agenda 20+20, all smoke and mirrors or genuine reform?
IOC reforms – Agenda 20+20, all smoke and mirrors or genuine reform?
Description
Early in December 2014 the International Olympic Committee [IOC] President Thomas Bach led the organisation into a self-proclaimed new era for the movement. Bach has pushed through the Agenda 2020 document setting his reputation against its adoption.
Date:
05/01/2015
Categories:
Alumni, Life and Environmental Sciences, Sport
REF confirms School's place in research elite
REF confirms School's place in research elite
Description
The School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences has achieved an outstanding performance in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF 2014). These results provide further compelling evidence of the long recognised research strength of Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
18/12/2014
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
Sport Policy Centre Launch event
Sport Policy Centre Launch event
Description
Sport: bridging the gap between policy and research. The evening marks the launch of the Sport Policy Centre (SPC), which sits within the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Birmingham, one of the highest ranked Schools of its kind in the UK.
Date:
02/12/2014
A Doctoral Student's Perspective of the Brazil Conference
A Doctoral Student's Perspective of the Brazil Conference
Description
Physical Cultural Legacies & Transnational Perspectives: A Doctoral Students Perspective of the Conference on Sports Mega- Events, Physical Education and Sport in Schools, Brazil 2014
Date:
02/12/2014
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