4 ‘must attend’ BASEM/FSEM conference sessions on physical activity and young people

By Beth Cameron, PR & Communications, Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine @FSEM_UK This year’s joint BASEM and FSEM Conference, Walk 500 Miles, will include four, not to be missed, sessions covering paediatric medicine. The session starts at 2pm in Edinburgh’s historic Assembly Rooms, on Thursday 2nd October, with Heather McKay, Professor of the Faculty of […]

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Get Up, Get Movn: A Novel Approach to get Patients Moving

By Harsh Vathsangam and Ade Adesanya Who would have thought that one of the biggest killers of the 21st century would be your couch? Physical inactivity is one of the biggest silent killers of our time and an important factor in weight loss, heart disease and stroke and diabetes. Given such dire consequences, health practitioners are […]

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A Global Fail? International Comparisons of Physical Activity of Children and Youth Report Cards

By Dr. Christine Voss (@DrChristineVoss) Originally posted on the Active Streets Active People blog: http://asapactive.wordpress.com/ The 2014 Global Summit on the Physical Activity of Children recently brought together researchers, practitioners and policy makers to address the growing childhood physical inactivity crisis. There was an impressive agenda of scientific communications, workshops, debates, networking opportunities, and key note […]

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NICE QUALITY STANDARD STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT EXERCISE – Physical activity: encouraging activity in all people in contact with the NHS

Dear colleagues, You may be aware that a NICE quality standard on Physical activity: encouraging activity in all people in contact with the NHS is currently being developed. A NICE quality standard is a concise set of prioritised statements designed to drive measurable, quality improvements within a particular area of health or care. Today we […]

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be active 2014, Canberra, Australia, October 15 – 18: Abstract submissions NOW OPEN!

be active 2014 will incorporate the Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport (ACSMS), the National Physical Activity Conference (NPAC), and the National Sports Injury Prevention Conference (NSIPC). Together the three conferences will focus on current research and practice in areas relating to the promotion of, and safe participation in, all kinds of sport, […]

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Are you a clinician/public health decision maker looking for the best Physical Activity and Public Health Course? The ‘Russ Pate / Steve Blair plus more’ course – Park City, Utah, Sept 10-18, 2013

From my 30-year experience in the field of sport and exercise medicine, I know that the best course for clinicians wanting to change the physical activity landscape through work in the community, (i.e., via workplaces, NGOs, local government, big government or other public health settings is what we respectfully refer to as the Pate/Blair course […]

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The challenges of health communication in a modern world of entertainment

Sport and Exercise Medicine: The UK trainee perspective (A twice-monthly series on the BJSM blog) By Dr Wilby Williamson Preaching about physical activity and demanding compliance with 150 minutes of activity per week, as I do with my friends and family, often falls on deaf ears.  Changing tack to discuss differences between London’s bus drivers and […]

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Achoooooo! Exercise in the cold season.

Yes, it’s the sound of a sneeze. This month BBC news health reporter, Michelle Roberts wrote a feature on the  BJSM article titled,  Upper respiratory tract infection is reduced in physically fit and active adults. David Nieman at the Human Performance Laboratory in North Carolina shows that exercise can prevent a cold. Their study on more than 1000 adults was […]

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The challenge: Motivating Physical Activity

1 Man, 52 jobs, 52 weeks. Sean Aiken, talks about finding the fulfilling job and discovering his passion. Not an easy thing to do. For those of us passionate about sharing the powerful health benefits of Physical Activity, the challenge is message delivery. How do we motivate patients to embark on Physical Activity lifestyle interventions? […]

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