Feasibility and efficiency of an under-desk exercise device: a pilot study

By Drs  Vadim N. Dedov and Irina V. Dedova ABSTRACT Background/Aim – Sedentary behaviour is associated with a variety of chronic diseases and considered as a health hazard. Worksite interventions, which decrease sedentary time and increase physical activity during working hours, may improve health of sedentary workers. Methods – In this study we tested a specially […]

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CT scans and X-rays increase risk of cancer – changing the goal posts in sports medicine

By John Orchard and Jessica Orchard Two jaw-dropping papers from The Lancet 1 and BMJ 2 published in the past month should have a major effect on the practice of sports medicine.  They have clearly demonstrated that radiating scans in young people actually do lead to an increased risk of cancer later in life. Perhaps until […]

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Learning from Injury Prevention Researchers

The August 2011 issue of Injury Prevention (sister journal to the BJSM ) included an editorial from me with my views on an apparent unfortunate divide between sports medicine and injury prevention researchers.   The two groups rarely meet at the same conferences or read the same journals and so there is somewhat of a lack […]

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Osteoarthritis Prevention: Important for the Young and Old

In April, our special issue of BJSM reminds athletes, clinicians, and coaches that prevention of osteoarthritis is important for both younger and older athletes. Check these papers online first if you have BJSM access – otherwise they’ll be up on April 1st. Dennis Caine and Yvonne Golightly review  the epidemiology of OA, the effect of […]

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Patellofemoral pain syndrome? Consider orthoses or more comfortable shoes!

In the current issue of BJSM, Barton, Menz, and Crossley’s report on The immediate effects of foot orthoses on functional performance in individuals with patellofemoral pain syndrome. Their paper supports the beneficial effects of prefabricated orthoses. Orthoses “provide immediate improvements in functional performance, and these improvements are associated with a more pronated foot type and […]

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Role of pacing in speed skating and cycling (see video!): Florentina J Hettinga guest blogs for BJSM

At about this time last year, the Winter Olympics took place in Vancouver.  In my country (the Netherlands) this is a very important event, being raised (or maybe even born if we think of Mark Tuitert, Ireen Wűst and Sven Kramer…) with speed skates on our feet. However, since it is also the year before the […]

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Achoooooo! Exercise in the cold season.

Yes, it’s the sound of a sneeze. This month BBC news health reporter, Michelle Roberts wrote a feature on the  BJSM article titled,  Upper respiratory tract infection is reduced in physically fit and active adults. David Nieman at the Human Performance Laboratory in North Carolina shows that exercise can prevent a cold. Their study on more than 1000 adults was […]

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Physical Activity Guidelines for the US

On Tuesday, October 7, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will launch “The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans” in Washington, D.C. This occasion marks the first time the federal government has released guidelines on physical activity. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) formally called for the creation of such guidelines as part […]

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New BJSM Paper: “Exercise and Folate on Cognition”

BJSM Citation: Walking or vitamin B for cognition in older adults with mild cognitive impairment? A randomized controlled trial. Authors: Jannique G.Z. van Uffelen, Marijke J.M. Chinapaw, Willem van Mechelen, and Marijke Hopman-Rock Links to: ABSTRACT ARTICLE Although this study found that exercise improves some aspects of cognitive performance, it also confirmed a recent meta-analysis […]

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