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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And the award for the best 2015 BJSM PHYSICAL ACTIVITY Systematic Review goes to…

By Angela Spontelli Gisselman  (@ASGPhysio) and Christina Le (@yegphysio) Systematic reviews are the gold standard for critically appraising clinically relevant literature. Twice yearly, BJSM hosts a competition to award the authors of the “best” systematic review(s). Based on prior BJSM competitions, the “best” systematic reviews are determined following an objective, systematic appraisal process (see the end of this blog […]

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Exercise for older adults: New UK guidelines!

By Ann Gates, @exerciseworks ‘Keeping Gran and Gramps fit and healthy’ should be part of the Olympic legacy in its truest sense and part of every nation’s health priorities. Regular exercise and increased aerobic fitness are associated with a decrease in all-cause mortality and morbidity. They are also proven to reduce disease and disability, and improve […]

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PLAYING GENERATION GAMES – a novel approach to active ageing

Guest Blog by Dr Kate Jackson The UK trainee perspective (A monthly BJSM blog feature)* This morning I was walking through woods on one of those glorious crisp days. I stopped in a patch of sunlight, with my North Face hat pulled down over my ears, and I felt a physical upsurge of pure, simple, […]

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