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Published:Wednesday | December 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMJennifer Ellison-Brown

Performances are snapshots of what is learnt combined with all the factors affecting us at the same time. Performance levels go up and down constantly, depending on how we feel, the weather and interactions with other people. Everyone competes at...

Published:Tuesday | November 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMJennifer Ellison-Brown, Contributor

Successful sporting action depends on our muscles working together to produce skillful movement. The muscles used depend on the activity or the phases of activity. Muscles work by shortening or contracting.The muscles that move your bones when an...

Published:Tuesday | November 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMJennifer Ellison-Brown, Contributor

The human skeleton is composed of 206 bones. The skeleton is the framework of the body, without it the body would be shapeless. The bones are shaped according to their function.Bones may be:n Long, as in the arm and legs.n Flat, as the sternum and...

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMJennifer Ellison-Brown, Contributor

The organisation of sports is relatively complex and diverse. In order to provide common rules, sport began to develop their own governing bodies. All governing bodies are members or affiliated to larger organisations which encourage the existence...

Published:Tuesday | October 13, 2015 | 2:04 AMJennifer Ellison-Brown, Contributor

The Commonwealth Games were first held in Hamilton, Canada. It was borne from an idea in 1891, that the Games would be a good way to bring the countries of the British Empire together in a friendly competition....

Published:Tuesday | October 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMJennifer Ellison-Brown, Contributor

The Olympic GamesThe first Olympic Games were heavily based on religion and were tributes to the gods of ancient Greece.The Games can be traced as far back as 776 BC and were held every four years in Olympia, Greece, until 393 AD when they were...

Published:Tuesday | September 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMJennifer Ellison-Brown, Contributor

Throughout history, sports have played a variety of important functions in society as a form of recreation; preparation for war or the hunt; or later, as a substitute for war. Sports have undergone many changes; some have stayed much the same (e.g....

Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2015 | 1:10 AMJennifer Ellison-Brown, Contributor

Sport is about a range of specific activities which involves competition and requires physical conditioning and skills. A good way to define it would be to say, "It is a structured physical activity, usually competitive, that requires complex...

Published:Tuesday | September 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMJennifer Ellison-Brown, Contributor

Cardiorespiratory endurance is the ability of the body to perform prolonged, large-muscle, dynamic exercise at moderate to high levels of intensity. This includes long walks, jogging, swimming, cycling, aerobic exercises, and dancing. A healthy...

Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMJennifer Ellison-Brown

People respond more effectively to change according to the stage of change they have reached at any given time. Thus, applying specific processes at each stage of change enhances the likelihood of changing the behaviour.Previously, the...

Published:Tuesday | August 4, 2015 | 12:00 AMJennifer Ellison-Brown, Contributor

This week's article is a follow-up to last week's article 'Process to Healthy Behaviour'Using the same plan for every individual who wishes to change a behaviour will not work. The same prescription would not provide optimal results for a person who...

Published:Tuesday | July 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMJennifer Ellison-Brown, Contributor

The intention to change to healthier behaviour may be good, but to accomplish it is a challenge, especially if you don't have the knowledge about how to achieve this change. Change usually does not happen all at once, it is a gradual process that...

Published:Tuesday | July 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMJennifer Ellison-Brown, Contributor

Wellness living requires implementing positive changes in behaviour to improve health, quality of life, for prolonged life, and to achieve total well-being. Wellness incorporates seven dimensions that are interrelated.PhysicalPhysical wellness is...

Published:Tuesday | June 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMJennifer Ellison-Brown

We are surrounded by stressors - at home, school, on the job and within ourselves. Being able to recognise potential sources of stress is an important step in successfully managing the stress in our lives. Sources of stress are as follows:n Major...

Published:Tuesday | June 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMJennifer Ellison-Brown

Learning to live and get along today is nearly impossible without stress. To succeed in an unpredictable environment that changes every day, working under pressure is what most people now live by. As a result, stress has become one of the most...

Published:Tuesday | June 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMJennifer Ellison-Brown, Contributor

Controlling body weight is really a matter of controlling body fat. The most important consideration for health is not total weight but body composition (proportion of fat to lean mass). Many persons who are 'overweight' are also 'over fat', and the...

Published:Tuesday | June 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMJennifer Ellison-Brown, Contributor

According to information provided by the National Centre for Health, the most common health problems in the Western world at the beginning of the 20th century were infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, diphtheria, influenza, polio, and other...

Published:Tuesday | June 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMJennifer Ellison-Brown, Contributor

In some sports, it is hardly ever heard of athletes being violent or rude during events. Athletics, swimming and gymnastics are examples. In other sports, violence is quite common, team sport in particular. However, it is debatable whether sport is...

Published:Tuesday | May 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMJennifer Ellison-Brown

Sports events and activities cost money to organise. One way to generate income and to meet the cost is to involve commercial interests.The process of organising an event or performance along business lines is called commercialisation. Sponsorship,...

Published:Tuesday | May 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMJennifer Ellison-Brown

We can tell how important sport is to our culture by the amount of time and space the media devote to it. Newspapers, television (terrestrial, cable and satellite), radio, magazines, films, and the Internet are all forms of media. All of them devote...

Published:Monday | May 11, 2015 | 11:07 PMJennifer Ellison-Brown

In the past, people with disabilities had little opportunity to take part in sport. Nearly all sports facilities were built for the able bodied. People who are disabled or physically challenge sought to develop alternative sports as well as to adapt...

Published:Tuesday | May 5, 2015 | 12:00 AMJennifer Ellison-Brown

A drug is any substance that may affect a person's emotional state, body function, or behaviour. Most drugs are developed for medical purposes, but they can be dangerous when misused.The misuse of drugs in sports has been around as early as the 1904...

Published:Tuesday | April 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMJennifer Ellison-Brown

Women have traditionally been associated with the arts, in general, and dance, in particular, but many sporting and adventurous activities have traditionally been seen as male pursuits. This is a part of society's traditional view of women as...

Published:Tuesday | April 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMJennifer Ellison-Brown

A country is governed by politics, and there is a great deal of political involvement when it comes to sports and the arts.The history of the Olympic Games reflects many of the political issues that have dominated the 20th century. Sports have been...

Published:Tuesday | December 23, 2014 | 12:00 AMJennifer Ellison-Brown

The Digestive and absorptive system consists of the alimentary canal (mouth, oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectu

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