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athleticism

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine — Sport and Leisure.

Devotion to or emphasis on physical fitness. Athleticism and an enthusiasm for sporting activities was a component of so-called ‘muscular Christianity': a loosely knit movement at the end...

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badminton

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Sport and Leisure.

Took its name from the Gloucestershire seat of the dukes of Beaufort, where it is believed to have evolved in the 1870s from the older game of shuttlecock. It was much played in the Indian...

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BARRIE, Lesley (<i>born</i> 1944), General Manager and Member, Tayside Health Board, 1993–97, retired

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P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Medicine; Medicine and Health; Social and Cultural History; Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Sport and Leisure. 116 words.

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BLACK, Neil (<i>born</i> 1959), Performance Director, UK Athletics, since 2012

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Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Medicine; Medicine and Health; Physiology; Social and Cultural History; Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Sport and Leisure. 76 words.

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body composition

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure — Medicine and Health.

The relative amounts of different components in the body. Sports scientists often divide the body into two main components: fat-free mass (consisting of all the body tissue which is not...

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BREARLEY, (John) Michael (<i>born</i> 1942), psychoanalyst

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Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Medicine; Medicine and Health; Psychology; Social and Cultural History; Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Sport and Leisure. 144 words.

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BUDGETT, Richard Gordon McBride (<i>born</i> 1959), Medical and Scientific Director, International Olympic Committee, since 2012

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Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Medicine; Medicine and Health; Physiology; Social and Cultural History; Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Sport and Leisure. 231 words.

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callisthenics

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure — Sports and Exercise Medicine.

Systematic, rhythmic, light exercises, such as abdominal curls and push-ups, that utilize the weight of the body as resistance. Callisthenics are designed to tone and strengthen muscles,...

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civilizing process

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The historical process by which people have acquired a greater capacity for controlling their emotions. Associated with the civilizing process has been a lower tolerance of anti-social...

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