Oceania Highlights
Issue 12 2016
Happy holidays


Happy Holidays

Enjoy the Season


Small snowflake
15 December 2016

Hello Oceania Sports Community,

Happy Holidays and OSIC wishes you a great 2017.  We won't publish a newsletter in January but will return in February. 

Here are some early Christmas gifts:

The 2016 Social Media and Olympic Sport Ranking

Global Sports Impact Report 2016

Enjoy this month's issue and don't forget to email me with any article requests. Thank you and have a good day.

Martin V Burrows Jr.
Oceania Sport Information Centre (OSIC)

Gift Ideas

(2016). CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE: 44-45.
    The article offers brief information on several products for Christmas gift including the NRL Cronulla Sharks Sports Master Watch from Bradford, the Philips Shaver Series 9000 Wet and Dry Shaver with SmartClean Plus, and the NRL Supporter Shorts Adults RRP from Classic Sportswear.

(2016). "SPORTS TURF PROFESSIONALS." SportsTurf 32(12): 25-25.
    The article presents various Christmas wishes of sports tuft managers in the U.S. They include tools and equipment they might use in their profession including new tractor, pick-up truck, more grounds crew, and linked irrigation controllers. Some would love to go to a bowl game or a workshop and would appreciate a predictable weather

Holiday Eating

(2002). "Take a Bite out of Holiday Stress." American Fitness 20(6): 12.
    Presents several tips on food choices that may lessen or magnify stress during the holiday season. Physiological effects of depression and anxiety on an individual; Health benefits of combined protein and carbohydrates during breakfast.

(2015). "Expert Tips for Nutrition-Smart Holiday Travel." Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter 33(10): 4-5.
    The article offers some tips for choosing a nutritious meal at the airport. Recommendations include Starbucks' Classic Whole-Grain Oatmeal, Wheat Spinach Savory Foldover or Multigrain Bagel for breakfast, sandwiches on whole-grain bread with lean fillings like turkey, chicken or roasted veggies for lunch or dinner and hummus which is available at an increasing number of airports which is usually paired with vegetables.

Cohen, C. (2016). "Don’t Become a Holiday Ham." Outside 41(11): 64-64.
    The article offers suggestion for healthy food during the holidays. These include suggestion for meals between Thanksgiving and Christmas by dietitian Jennifer Bruning, suggestion to eat pumpkin pie crisps, homemade cranberry relish, and joining half marathon on Thanksgiving Day in Atlanta, Georgia, and New Year's Eve midnight four-miler in Central Park, New York.

Denunzio, D. (2016). "PLEASE DON'T FEED THE ANIMAL." Golf Magazine 58(11): 58-58.
    The article offers suggestions for golfers to prevent overeating during Christmas holidays. Topics discussed include views of dietitian Amy Bragg on avoiding the negative choices made in previous year and start day with a good breakfast; eating healthy foods like eggs, oatmeal, and whole-wheat foods and doing exercises; and taking balance diet with protein, fruits and vegetables and avoid too much alcohol consumption.

Whyte, G. (2015). "A Whyte Christmas." Sport & Exercise Scientist(46): 20-20.
    The article discusses understanding of the Christmas dinner through the spectrum of sport and exercise science disciplines. It states that biomechanics has a role to play in describing the change in gait associated with an acute alteration in the centre of gravity related to the glutinous consumption of calories. It mentions that bacon and sausage meat are as big a cancer threat as cigarettes and the carcinogenic impact of pesticides used on vegetable crops leading to their inclusion.

Holiday Mental Health

(2010). "Take care of your mental health over the summer holidays." Australasian Parks & Leisure 13(4): 28-29.

    The article focuses on mental depression during summer holidays. Associate Professor Michael Baigent, clinical adviser to beyondblue: the national depression initiative, explained that the holiday period reminds some people on things that can lead to their depression and anxiety. He adds that feelings of isolation may increase when one is alone while everyone else is with their families. To help someone with depression, one is advised to talk about the person's experiences with the issues and tell the other person that he or she is being listened to.

Holiday Well Being

Barakat, C. and M. Freckleton (2016). "SAFELY DECK THE HALLS." Equus(471): 16-16.

    The article offers suggestions on decorating barn which include decorating with garlands that contains no toxic plants, hanging stockings out of reach of horse, and acclimating horse to sound slowly.

Kempton, S. (2016). "The yoga of give & take." Yoga Journal(288): 28-37.
    In this article, the author discusses the importance of yoga in everyday life. She mentions that her mother never except gift and compliments on occasions like Christmases and birthdays, and states that receiving is a yoga in itself, one that demands skilfulness. She also mentions the importance of gratitude in life.

Pegg, J. (2016). "’TIS THE SEASON TO GROW." Muscle & Fitness 77(11): 148-153.
    The article offers information on step-by step instruction for building muscles and strength exercises during holidays including performing Squat by holding the bar outside the shoulder, back exercises and doing Weighted Situp for leg muscles.

Powell, C. (2012). "CHOP THROUGH HOLIDAY HURDLES." Men's Fitness 28(11): 42-42.
    The article offers physical fitness tips for men on how to stay fit and focused during the holidays in the U.S. It suggests the need to work out early in the morning, reconsider holiday travel destination, and try a different sport. It also notes the importance of taking advantage of the opportunities to exercise during the holiday such as chopping a Christmas tree, lifting boxes of lights and decorations, and rearranging furniture.

Rosania, J. R. (2013). "HOLIDAY GAME PLAN." Swimming World 54(12): 32-32.
    The article offers several tips and exercises to help prevent the HOLIDAY WEIGHT GAIN! during holidays. It recommends to indulge in fat-burning activities such as hiking, running and resistance training and consuming lesser calories food. It also discusses various exercises which include mountain climbers, sprints and streamline step-ups.

Ryan, P. (2013). "Too much holiday feasting? Daily exercise helps restore the balance." Research Review (International Council on Active Aging) 13(45): 1-1.
    The article offers information on research published in the December 15, 2013 issue of the "Journal of Physiology," which focused on the importance of daily exercise during the holiday season.

Happy Holidays!!!!
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