Did you know that regular cycling can give you the fitness level of a person 10 years younger? Do you know the health benefits of walking a mile a day? Everyday Sport is about building activity into your everyday life. It can be fun and simple. It only takes 30 minutes a day to feel healthier and happier and you don't have to do them all at once. You can get off the bus early, go for a short bike ride, join an exercise class, do some gardening, climb the stairs or walk the dog. You'll be amazed how quickly a few small decisions add up to one big change for the better. this book offers you 365 ideas. It also explains why getting active is so important and how exercise contributes to our health and well being. there is a guide to cardiovascular fitness, strength, endurance and flexibility, safety and energy expenditure. It also offers information on nutrition and hydration and other key medical issues relating to fitness. the book is scattered with quizzes, questionnaires, charts, tips, case studies and quotes from world-class international athletes. It contains everything you need to know about how to sustain a more active lifestyle.
Sport England is the organisation responsible for promoting and investing in sport, helping the government meet its sporting objectives and distributing both Lottery and Exchequer funds to sport. Its website everydaysport.com, which is backed by many of England's leading athletes, is geared towards getting the population active. Andrew Shields is the Sport's Editor of London's Time Out magazine and the author of Master the Art of Running (18403390). He has twice been a runner-up in the British Sports Journalism Awards and is a former nationally ranked triple jumper. He lives in East London.