Canberra physiotherapy students’ commit to making every contact count for physical activity!

By Nicole Freene @NicoleFreene A recent Australian study found no change in physical activity levels over the last 20 years. Nearly 60% of Australian adults are not doing enough to receive the health benefits of physical activity [1]. Health professionals need to take advantage of any opportunity to promote physical activity. In 2015, Ann Gates […]

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New (free, online) course highlights the importance of physical activity in healthcare services

NEW Exercise and Health course by Peoples-uni, pulls together a set of presentations developed by an international team of experts, led by Ann Gates, CEO of Exercise Works The program contains data from different countries and encourages students to perform interventions to increase physical activity locally and/or nationally. Peoples-uni, the UK-based charity focused on providing affordable […]

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Exercise medicine resources launched for health and social care students

*Media Release* Working with the Council of Deans of Health, Exercise Works! has launched the latest update of its physical activity and health resources designed specifically to support teaching in undergraduate health programmes. The “Movement for Movement” resources equip health and social care students to promote physical activity in the prevention and treatment of disease. […]

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A Movement for Movement: what’s art got to do with it? A lot.

By Ann Gates @exerciseworks The newly published “Movement for Movement” editorial (Gates et al) heralds a new era of framing and dealing with the deeply entrenched life style issues that contribute to the rise in the global burden of diseases (1). It uses physical activity as a case study and identifies areas where the physical activity […]

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Glasgow Medical School leading the way on physical activity education: our three steps to success!

By Dr John Paul Leach Like many clinicians and medical educators, I am convinced of the need to energetically promote physical activity to all strata of society, but especially students and patients. I am lucky, in that my joint role as an educator and clinician, I have a chance to do just this – promote […]

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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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World Heart Day: Promote physical activity for cardiovascular health!

By @exerciseworks Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the world’s number one killer. It’s already responsible for 17.3 million deaths per year, and by 2030, expected to rise to 23 million deaths. This year, World Heart Day’s theme on September 29th, 2014 is creating heart-healthy environments. Join us in creating a healthier future for all. Help influence […]

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Seeing patients today? “Heart healthy” exercise advice can be a life saver for men, women and children via @exerciseworks

@exerciseworks guest blog series on physical activity and cardiovascular health: Part 2 Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Reduction of heart disease risk in patients is significantly linked to modifiable factors (such as tobacco use, poor diet, physical inactivity, obesity, alcohol use) or factors that can be changed […]

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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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“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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