Discussing Football Science & Medicine during the FIFA World Cup- let’s get the ball rolling! 

Undergraduate perspective on Sport & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Andrew Shafik @aaashafik, Manroy Sahni @manroysahni and Jonathan Shurlock @J_Shurlock Russia has taken centre stage this summer with the 21stFIFA Football World Cup. As one of the most widely viewed sporting events globally, we thought it would provide a fantastic platform for multi-national and inter-disciplinary […]

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Highlights from Sports Medicine Australia’s Women In Sport Event 2018

By Charlie Bradshaw @charlie31_   Those lucky enough to attend Sports Medicine Australia’s Women in Sport (WIS) event experienced a day jam-packed with learning, healthy debates and fun. Experts presented on hot topics impacting female athletes including Relative Energy Deficiency Syndrome (RED-S), hypermobility, eating disorders and exercise during different stages of the female life cycle. We also […]

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NEW JOB OPPORTUNITY @WHO HQ: Technical Officer – Physical Activity

  Last week we saw WHO Global Action Plan on Physical Activity (GAPPA) 2018-2030 take off. This week we’re excited to announce an opportunity to join the WHO Department of Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) and the Unit of Surveillance and Population-based Prevention as a Full Time Technical Officer working in the area of physical activity and specifically the […]

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The Pain Revolution Rides Again! 25 cyclists. 750km. 11,500 vertical metres. 450 bananas.

By Lorimer Moseley @bodyinmind The 2018 Pain Revolution Rural Outreach Tour made the epic journey from beachside towns to alpine trails in April this year, spreading scientific discoveries from the pain world and raising funds for their Local Pain Educator Programme. The week was an outstanding success: 25 cyclists. 750km. 11,500 vertical metres. 450 bananas. […]

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The World Health Organisation releases ‘More people active for a healthier world’: a global action plan on physical activity

The Physical Activity and Population Health BJSM Blog Series  Bridget C Foley @bridgetcfly and Andrew Murray @Docandrewmurray Did you leave the house this morning wondering how you could get more people and populations more physically active? If so, then you have landed in the right place. The World Health Organisation has just released their Global Action Plan […]

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Take a walk on the wild side: A four million year old strategy for better health

The Physical Activity and Population Health BJSM Blog Series  By Sonia Cheng @soniawmcheng No, this isn’t a blog tribute to Lou Reed. Instead, we are honouring the special issue of BJSM this June, which marks the 21stanniversary of the publication of the review Walking to Health by Morris and Hardman. This seminal paper began to […]

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2018 UPDATE: Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S)

By Dr Nicky Keay @nickyKfitness What updates are presented in the IOC consensus statement on RED-S 2018? Prevention Awareness is the key to prevention, yet RED-S continues to go unrecognised. Less than 50% of clinicians, physiotherapists and coaches are reported as able to identify the components of the female athlete triad. In a survey of female exercisers […]

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Report on Marathon Medicine, the London Marathon conference on the Science and Medicine of endurance running

By Drs Charles Pedlar @pedlarcr and Courtney Kipps @ProActiveSpMed The 35th Marathon Medicine conference was held on the 21st April 2018 at RIBA in Central London in partnership with and supported by the Virgin Money London Marathon.  The event attracted over 300 delegates this year from volunteer medical staff working in the medical tents at the Marathon […]

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Improving health, step by step: physical activity for severe mental illness in the Netherlands

By Jeroen Deenik @jdeenik, MSc   At GGz Centraal, the centre for mental healthcare with different clinics in the middle of the Netherlands, we have two psychiatric hospitals where people with severe mental illness can stay for a longer period of time. The majority of patients are diagnosed with schizophrenia or related psychotic disorders, while others […]

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