Regular Consumption of Sports Drinks are a Risk to Children’s Health

FSEM PRESS RELEASE Regular consumption of sports drinks by children, for social reasons, could be having a detrimental effect on their health concludes the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) UK. A survey by Cardiff University School of Dentistry[i], published in the British Dental Journal, showed a high proportion of 12-14 year olds are […]

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The Daily Mile! Combating childhood obesity one step at a time

By Elaine Wyllie @_thedailymile The Daily Mile is a Health and Wellbeing (H&WB) physical activity initiative which developed organically in a large Scottish primary school and nursery class in 2012. It began after a volunteer in the school observed that the children were unfit. It is sustainable over the long term because it meets the needs […]

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“These booties are made for walking” Active Movement – Innovation in combatting children’s inactivity and obesity

Sport and Exercise Medicine: The UK trainee perspective – A BJSM blog series By Dr Farrah Jawad Active Movement is an initiative that focuses on simple behaviour changes to empower people to sit less and move more.  Their aim is to: (i) integrate low level activity into our daily lives, (ii) make movement accessible for all, without […]

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A Global Fail? International Comparisons of Physical Activity of Children and Youth Report Cards

By Dr. Christine Voss (@DrChristineVoss) Originally posted on the Active Streets Active People blog: http://asapactive.wordpress.com/ The 2014 Global Summit on the Physical Activity of Children recently brought together researchers, practitioners and policy makers to address the growing childhood physical inactivity crisis. There was an impressive agenda of scientific communications, workshops, debates, networking opportunities, and key note […]

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