Paragliding: the sky is the limit for the sports’ medicine.

  Dr Matt Wilkes @freeflightphys Free Flight Physiology Project Extreme Environment Laboratory University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom Paragliding has emerged as one of the most popular unpowered, ‘free flight’ disciplines. Rapid advances in wing and harness design have meant that even recreational pilots regularly fly over 100 km at a time, with the world record […]

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Widerstandstraining – ein oft vernachlässigtes Medikament das jeder in seiner Hausapotheke hat

von Dr.Yorgi Mavros @dryorgimavros The Physical Activity and Population Health BJSM Blog Series #bjsmPApopBlog For the English version of this post, click here. Je älter wir werden, desto mehr verlieren wir an Muskelmasse, nämlich rund 1% pro Jahr. Noch schlimmer allerdings ist der Kraftabbau, der noch etwa dreimal schneller vonstatten geht1. Die Konsequenzen dieses Kraftverlustes sind […]

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Health, Hormones and Human Performance: BASEM Spring Conference 22 March 2018

Early Bird Booking Deadline – 15 December 2017 Why? The balance and timing of exercise, nutrition and recovery is key to optimising health and all aspects of human performance. Intricate network interactions between the Endocrine system and metabolic signalling pathways drive these positive adaptations. However, non-integration of these lifestyle factors can disrupt signalling feedback pathways and predispose […]

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Long-term maintenance of weight loss: challenges and opportunities

By Joseph Matthews (@JoeJohnMatthews) Dr Kevin Hall and Dr Scott Kahan’s commentary, titled ‘Maintenance of Lost Weight and Long-Term Management of Obesity’, was recently published in the Medical Clinics of North America journal. Key challenges faced by individuals attempting to maintain weight loss are outlined in the paper (1). These include: Appetite changes – “…it has […]

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Genomics and Epigenetics: What’s their role in SEM?

By Jonathan Shurlock (@J_Shurlock) Undergraduate perspective on Sport & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series Genomics Genomic approaches to research in medicine and SEM are not a novel concept. Indeed, Claude Bouchard has previously explored the role of exercise genomics in a BSJM editorial from 2015.[1] One of the key points suggested is that the impact […]

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Updated (and expanded!) resources launched to support teaching of physical activity interventions for undergraduate health care students

PRESS RELEASE New resources have been released to support the teaching of exercise medicine for the prevention and treatment of disease in undergraduate health and medicine programmes. Working with universities across the UK, Exercise Works! has updated the #MovementforMovement resources for 2017. They now include information on physical activity during pregnancy, exercise for children with […]

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Resistance training – an underutilised drug available in everybody’s medicine cabinet

By Dr Yorgi Mavros @dryorgimavros The Physical Activity and Population Health BJSM Blog Series #bjsmPApopBlog As we get older we begin to lose muscle mass, approximately 1% every year. But more importantly, the decline in muscle strength declines at a rate 3-times greater [1]. The consequences of this decline in strength are significant, with lower muscle […]

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Highlights from the Sports Concussion Forum at Macquarie University, hosted by CCD – (ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders)

By Balraj Ougra The inaugural Sports Concussion Forum was recently (November 10th, 2017) hosted at Arc Centre of Excellence in Cognition and Its Disorders (CCD), at Macquarie Universities state of the art facility, Australian Hearing Hub. Organised by the Department of Cognitive Science, Macquarie University, the event brought together experts from sports medicine, psychology, law […]

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Lifestyle Choices for optimising health: exercise, nutrition, sleep

By Dr Nicky Keay Lifestyle factors of exercise, nutrition and sleep are vital for optimising health. As in the illustration shown, ideally we should be in the green zone – representing a balance between these lifestyle factors. Slipping into the peripheral red zone represents an imbalance: either too much or too little of any of these […]

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When to load and by how much? Opload Conference2017 – 2nd World Congress of Sports Physical Therapy

Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sport and Exercise Medicine blog series @PhysiosinSport By Rosie Mew Load – When to load, How to load and by How Much – is a hot topic in the sports world, and is an ideal focus point for the 2nd World congress of Sports Physical Therapy, recently held in Belfast at […]

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