Not all steps are equal: Changing algorithms in wearable trackers changes outcomes

By Muaddi Alharbi, Robyn Gallagher, Lis Neubeck, Adrian Bauman, Patrick Gallagher This blog discusses JM, a female patient recovering from a heart attack. She is just one example of many patients I have encountered who monitor and track their activity using a wearable tracker. JM shared her experiences and her disappointment that her normal walk […]

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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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#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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The Body Matters: Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) via McGill University, Canada.

To all 23,000+ participants in Body Matters, the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), congratulations on a wise choice and thanks for asking a BJSM opinion. What a great set of lectures to open the course! Kudos to Professor Ian Shrier and McGill University. For those not privy to the MOOC, the class posed this question. […]

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Why Physical Inactivity is the Cinderella of non-communicable diseases: 8 common myths de-bunked

By Thea Franke and Christina Thiele Originally published on the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility’s blog (Follow: @Mobility_Health) Much like Cinderella, physical inactivity goes under-recognized and largely under-appreciated. Bull and Bauman (2011) state that physical inactivity receives a “poverty of policy attention and resourcing proportionate to its importance.” Addressing physical inactivity needs to be a global public […]

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Stand and Deliver: Behaviour change implementation for #ActiveWorking

Undergraduate perspective on Sports & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Rory Heath (@roryjheath) Part 2 of a 2-part series The first part this series reminded us that inactivity in the workplace is bad for your health – as bad as smoking. Sedentary behaviour also reduces workplace productivity; employees report more fatigue and restlessness, […]

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Physios’ role in physical activity promotion for women and girls: #thisgirlcan #thisphysiocan

Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sport and Exercise Medicine blog series @PhysiosinSport By Claire Treen @ClaireTreen Britain’s elite sporting culture accelerated in 2014, with women at the top of international sport. At the Sochi Winter Olympics Lizzy Yarnold won gold in the skeleton and snowboarder Jenny Jones picking up Great Britain’s (GB) first ever medal in a […]

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Sitting Ducks – Sedentary Behaviour and its Health Risks: Part One of a Two Part Series

Undergraduate perspective on Sports & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Rory Heath (@Roryjheath) The recent Inaugural Active Working Summit, January 8th, 2015, brought together representatives from healthcare, scientific research and commercial organisations with an aim to promote wellness at work. At BJSM, we’ve covered the benefits of exercise on the brain before and […]

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Zero to 25,000 steps a day: My personal story (and numbers) of lifestyle, and physical transformation

By Stephen Morrison @howmanymiles_ “People remember dead babies,” not the most heart-warming of statements, but one that Professor Karim Khan used to illustrate a point in a recent presentation; point being that you will remember an emotional story or event more than a set of statistics. The audience at the FSEM and BASEM Walk 500 miles […]

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