‘The effect of physical activity on mortality and cardiovascular disease in 130 000 people from 17 countries: the PURE study’ – What it all means

The Physical Activity and Population Health BJSM Blog Series #bjsmPApopBlog By Sonia Cheng @soniawmcheng “Vacuuming and scrubbing the floor are enough exercise to protect the heart and extend life!” “Household chores could save your life: The tiny amounts of physical activity from cleaning the floor and tidying up cut your risk of death by 28%!” You may […]

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Widerstandstraining – ein oft vernachlässigtes Medikament das jeder in seiner Hausapotheke hat

von Dr.Yorgi Mavros @dryorgimavros The Physical Activity and Population Health BJSM Blog Series #bjsmPApopBlog For the English version of this post, click here. Je älter wir werden, desto mehr verlieren wir an Muskelmasse, nämlich rund 1% pro Jahr. Noch schlimmer allerdings ist der Kraftabbau, der noch etwa dreimal schneller vonstatten geht1. Die Konsequenzen dieses Kraftverlustes sind […]

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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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Let’s get physical! It’s ‘Physical activity for life’ today on World Physiotherapy Day 2017

The Physical Activity and Population Health BJSM Blog Series  By Sonia Cheng (@soniawmcheng) Today, September 8 is none other than World Physiotherapy Day, and this year the World Confederation of Physical Therapy (WCPT) is celebrating the profession with the message ‘Physical activity for life’. This message builds on the World Health Organisation’s call for global […]

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One small step for a human, and a giant leap for humankind

Introducing the Physical Activity and Population Health BJSM Blog Series  By Sonia Cheng (@soniawmcheng) As you’ve likely read from these previous posts on the BJSM blog, the case to increase population-wide participation in physical activity is stronger than ever. And, like the unsung space heroes at NASA, who crunched the numbers and successfully launched humans […]

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