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History of Boxing in Nigeria

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Amateur boxing started in Nigeria alongside professional boxing because the men that run amateur are also responsible for organizing pro boxing in the country. Mr. Bob. Fraulkner, a welfare officer in Lagos introduced boxing to the youths in Lagos in 1943. The formation of youth clubs  saw the birth of youths activities in earnest in 1944; and boxing was the prominent game for the boys. The spread of youth clubs from Lagos island to Mainland at the end of 1944, encouraged the spread of boxing and eventually led to organizing competitions between Island boxing clubs and Mainland Boxing clubs. After having such competitions for almost two years, (1994 to 1946), it eventually led to the formation of an Association.
Nojeem Maiyegun, the first Nigerian to win an Olympic medal 
(Image at the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games)
Messrs Jack Fransworth, Nibelett, Spencer, Maslermon, O’Dwyer, Lynch and many other interested lovers of boxing helped to form the Association in 1946. Mr. Faulkner was the firs…

CLINICAL EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY

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Clinical Exercise Physiology focuses on the epidemiology and pathology of chronic diseases, it deals with the understanding of the physiological and psychological factors associated with disease, and the role of exercise as a medicine in the prevention, treatment and management of these conditions.
A Clinical Exercise Physiologist monitoring the progress of a patient.
Clinical exercise physiology focuses on using 'exercise as medicine', to treat and manage conditions as well as to rehabilitate patients recovering from illness.  They help patients with heart disease and other chronic conditions, like diabetes or pulmonary (lung) disease, to regain their health. With ever-increasing numbers of patients being referred for exercise-screening and prescription - especially those diagnosed with chronic conditions such as coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome - correct determination of exercise tolerance and prescription is an essential component of their wellb…