Lifestyle Medicine – helping individuals and families adopt and sustain healthy behaviors : A practitioner’s unexpected Journey

By Dr. Bobby Masocol I’m a new sports medicine doctor, fresh out of training and now in academic practice teaching family medicine residents and sports medicine fellows. Prior to this job, I was asked by one of my mentors to develop a Lifestyle Medicine Clinic to compliment the unique curriculum at the University of South […]

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Physical Inactivity and the Clinical Champions Programme

Sport and Exercise Medicine: The UK trainee perspective – A BJSM blog series By Dr Dane Vishnubala @danevishnubala Earlier this year, Public Health England (PHE) put out a job advert for GP Clinical Champions. The job involved educating clinicians on: (i) the benefits of physical activity in primary and secondary prevention of disease and (ii) the […]

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Undergraduate Physiotherapists at Sheffield Hallam University use Interdisciplinary Exercise Medicine Resources

By Anna Lowe In 2014 Exercise Works! (an organisation that promotes the prevention and treatment of non-communicable diseases) made huge steps forward to enhance the exercise-related content of medical undergraduate curricula. The project “Training tomorrow’s doctors, in exercise medicine, for tomorrow’s patients” (Tomorrow’s Doctors), funded by Public Health England, led to the development of exercise […]

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Highlights from the BASEM Exercise in Health and Disease Course

By Manroy Sahni (@manroysahni) Unfortunately, the vast majority of medical schools dedicate very little teaching time to the health benefits of physical activity and how to deliver lifestyle advice to patients that would profit. As such, this course stood out as an opportunity to gain some background knowledge and learn practical tips from the experts […]

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Passionate about proactive healthcare? Look no further…#MET2015

Move Eat Treat is a movement to equip all healthcare practitioners with the skills to positively influence their patients’ lifestyle choices, fostering a healthy and happy Great Britain. As follow-up from our groundbreaking inaugural summit in 2013, we invite you to join us at the Institute of Sport Exercise and Health (ISEH) in London on […]

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#MakeYourDayHarder campaign launch: who, what, when, where, and why?

By Dr. Mike Evans   What: on June 11 we are launching #MakeYourDayHarder campaign where people make their day harder (get off a stop early, park at the back of lot, take stairs, have a walking meeting, ride, walk to lunch, etc..) and then share +/- pic/video on social media (twitter, FB, instagram) with the #MakeYourDayHarder […]

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Doctors’ role in physical activity adherence: how can we keep patients on the road to better health?

Undergraduate perspective on Sports & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Steffan Griffin (@lifestylemedic) So your patient saw Mike Evans’ 23.5 hours video and s/he understands that physical activity is the polypill that will maximise their chances of living a healthy life (Also see this blog de-bunking physical activity myths). They even started walking […]

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What difference can a comma make? My personal story of influencing SEM and population-based physical activity in India

By Dr Rajat Chauhan, Sports-Exercise Medicine & Musculoskeletal Medicine Physician; BJSM Associate Editor (India) @drrajatchauhan For the first time in humankind, this current generation will die at a younger age than their parents. Two-thirds of all deaths today happen because of Non-Communicable Diseases e.g lifestyle diseases like Diabetes, Cholesterol, and Cancer. Surprisingly, 50 percent of these premature […]

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NICE QUALITY STANDARD STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT EXERCISE – Physical activity: encouraging activity in all people in contact with the NHS

Dear colleagues, You may be aware that a NICE quality standard on Physical activity: encouraging activity in all people in contact with the NHS is currently being developed. A NICE quality standard is a concise set of prioritised statements designed to drive measurable, quality improvements within a particular area of health or care. Today we […]

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Exercise Referral Schemes in Primary Care: Where does Sport and Exercise Medicine stand?

By Dr. Amir Pakravan and Dr. Amanda Jones Exercise referral schemes (ERS) are often known as specific referrals made by primary care professionals to a third party for individual advice, and a tailored physical activity or exercise programme aimed at achieving health benefits through increased level of physical activity.[1, 2] Primary care is uniquely placed to promote […]

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