Effective communication

Here is a link to an article from the ABC News website. It talks about the need for doctors and specialists to better communicate with patients. I think it equally applies to us and our need to communicate to our clients effectively. Good communication creates engagement, therefore increasing a greater chance to motivate people to continue exercising – I think it is a great challenge for people to continue compliance in their exercise regime and it is our role to assist this.

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261 – inspiring

Who said sport does not give back to society.  This Story of Katherine Switzer is an excellent example in many ways. The other thing about this ABC news story is that I had forgotten it was not all that long ago that women were not allowed to compete in marathon type events. People like Ms Switzer doing makes changes, sitting does not….

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Jim streams from Japan

Over the past week, Jim has been in Kanoya, Japan as a guest of the National Institute of Fitness and Sports (NIFS). While here he streamed one of his CDU lectures live back to Australia. With the expert help of his colleague, Associate Professor Tomohito WADA of NIFS, they streamed in both 2D and (almost) 3D – it was a 360 degree camera that the viewer can have a full view of the room and if viewed on a smart phone, a virtual type view of it.

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Here is Jim looking very cold delivering the lecture

The purpose of the trip was due to being invited by NIFS as a guest lecturer and commentator for the National Institute for Fitness and International Sports Academy, a week long event where international students and academics come together to learn about various aspects of sport. This year had an Olympic theme with perspectives from the coach, athlete, educator, scientist.

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Congratulations James Lee

Congratulations to our SABEL NT director James Lee (and founder of Jim’s Sports Lab) on his recent promotion to Senior Lecturer at Charles Darwin University and recent publication. Dr. Lee ha…

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Batak Challenge has a new high score

Please check it out here.

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Science in Sport meets Parliament

Last week, under the guiding wisdom of our colleague, Dan James, the inaugural Science and Sport Meets Parliament. This was a Queensland government initiative. Charles Darwin University PhD candidate, Sam Gleadhill represented the university – the only non QLD based uni invited to present. Sam demonstrated what our research is in regards to wearable technology, not only in sport, but also applications into the workplace and migration to animal monitoring too.
Sam also generated quite a bit of interest in the CDU Exercise and Sport Science degree and how we deliver to students outside of the Northern Territory. Thanks Sam

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Looks like Lucy fell from a tree

Here is an interesting article from the ABC news website where it is now said that the skeletal remains from the early hominid, “Lucy” died after falling from a tree. The article is a little bit timely for CDU Funky Anat students where we have been looking at the upper limb over the past couple of weeks and can see what we have been talking about can be applied to palaeontology.

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