‘The effect of physical activity on mortality and cardiovascular disease in 130 000 people from 17 countries: the PURE study’ – What it all means

The Physical Activity and Population Health BJSM Blog Series #bjsmPApopBlog By Sonia Cheng @soniawmcheng “Vacuuming and scrubbing the floor are enough exercise to protect the heart and extend life!” “Household chores could save your life: The tiny amounts of physical activity from cleaning the floor and tidying up cut your risk of death by 28%!” You may […]

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Reflections on the World Rugby Science Network 2017

  By Kate Moores @KLM390 and Claire Guthrie @C6uthrie Bringing together the best minds in World Rugby to discuss training, recovery, injuries and everything in between, the World Rugby Science Network (#RSNLive17) held the third annual conference at the University of Bath on Tuesday 12th September. Dr James Betts started the day off discussing protein and carbohydrate intake post-training […]

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

By 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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