Seeing patients today? There is one life saving intervention you can prescribe- it’s called daily exercise! via @exerciseworks

@exerciseworks guest blog series on physical activity and cardiovascular health: Part 1 Daily life in the 21st century, often limits our health outcomes and aspirations. Our world: whatever nation we are part of, and the communities in which we live, together with our loved ones, have stopped moving at the levels of physical activity consistent […]

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Creating a proactive healthcare system – The Move Eat Treat Health Summit

 By Dr. Joseph Lightfoot “The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.” – Thomas A. Edison The first Move Eat Treat Summit is taking place at the Institute of […]

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Move Eat Treat Health Summit November 27, 2013 – Creating a proactive healthcare service: Only a few days left for early bird registration

As health and fitness enthusiasts, we instinctively know that lifestyle problems cause the vast majority of chronic disease. We also know the growing burden of chronic disease in the Western world could be largely prevented through simple but powerful changes in behaviour, such as better food and more physical activity. However, most healthcare professionals are […]

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The NHS Choices ‘Couch to 5K’ Programme: a powerful and inexpensive tool to improve physical activity and overall health

By Dr. Sophie Bates Background The NHS Choices ‘Couch to 5K’ Programme, is a nine week scheme, consisting of three runs per week, which trains novice runners to run continuously for thirty minutes[1].  NHS Choices has promoted the scheme since 2010. The accompanying free podcast series, is currently the 8th most popular UK podcast on […]

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“Do you even lift, Bro?”

By Ann Gates The recent viral videos and ‘outtakes’ of the responses to this pertinent (and yes, hilariously funny) rhetorical question got me thinking… what a great question to trend in the fight against the type 2 diabetes epidemic. Type 2 diabetes is largely preventable and treatable with the right medicines, a healthy, balanced diet and […]

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Be The Change Project

Undergraduate perspective on Sports & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Steffan Griffin (@lifestylemedic) BeTheChange (1) is the product of many months spent personally discovering the unparalleled health benefits of regular physical activity. With no other alternative known to reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as hypertension by such astounding rates (2) […]

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Well-rOunded dOctOrs (!) Not necessarily a good thing in this case

By  Dr Rajat Chauhan, Sports-Exercise Medicine & Musculoskeletal Medicine Physician; BJSM Associate Editor (India)@drrajatchauhan From the time of Hippocrates and probably even before, we have known the benefits of physical activity and exercise in health. In today’s world of evidence based medicine, it is even more important for research to back up our gut feeling. The last […]

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Attention doctors: please mind the physical activity gap

Sport and Exercise Medicine: The UK trainee perspective (A BJSM blog series) By Lucinda Poulton1, Paul Kelly2, Justin Richards2, Moiz Moghal3, Wilby Williamson2,3 Affiliations 1. University of Oxford Medical School (4th Year Medical Student) 2. British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group, Department of Public Health, University of Oxford 3. OxSport, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford. Lack […]

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Pushing the Physical Activity ‘Polypill’ – Cardiff Exercise Medicine Symposium 15th June 2013 (@CSEMSExMed2013)

Undergraduate perspective on Sports & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Bryn Savill (@BrynSavill)  The evidence behind exercise as medicine is substantial and it can no longer be ignored.1 Prof. Blair (2009) named physical inactivity the “Biggest public health issue of the 21st Century” after discovering that physical inactivity was killing more Americans than smoking, diabetes […]

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The Couch is a Killer–getting our population to sit less and move more

Sport and Exercise Medicine: The UK trainee perspective (A BJSM blog series)  By Drs. Andrew Murray (@docandrewmurray) and David White (@rightwhite1) Health systems worldwide need to think differently. Fancy new medications and rescue helicopters may help once people become unwell, but the 2010 Global Burden of Disease study highlights that over 70% of disease burden in the UK is caused […]

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