2014 Paralympic School Games in Brazil: Beyond expectations for personal and professional learning as team doctor

Sport and Exercise Medicine: The UK trainee perspective (A BJSM blog series) By Dr Guy Evans Fortunately, I was invited as team doctor for the Great Britain (GB) Paralympic team at the 2014 Paralympic School Games in Brazil. Although I have travelled to a number of international championships with the GB rowing team, this was my first […]

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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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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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Bizarre breaking news: Government finally releases a strategy for childhood physical activity using it as punishment. Early April fool, ignorant Olympic legacy or plain clueless?

By Richard Weiler, Sam Allardyce, Greg Whyte, Emmanuel Stamatakis This week the UK government Department of Education has released a new strategy to improve school discipline, including the alarming strategy that physical activity should be used as punishment, recommended (on page 8) as running laps around school playing fields (READ FULL STRATEGY HERE). Another defining moment […]

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Childhood Obesity: The Real Elephant in the Room

LETTER TO THE EDITOR By Roger Redman The recent BJSM article  “Is the lack of physical activity strategy for children complicit mass child neglect?”  is well-informed and highlights a major problem, but, like many professional commentaries it seems to be “politically correct” in not mentioning the real Elephant in the Room. The fact that one in […]

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Academic performance improves at age 11-16 thanks to physical activity: mainstream media broadcasts BJSM OnlineFirst paper

It’s no secret we are exercise advocates. And we love media coverage that provides the general public with even more incentive to be active. One profiled study on social media and language links sports with greater emotional stability. Even more notable, are the numerous international news outlets (including articles from Australia, India, the US, and […]

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Injury surveillance on young elite athletes participating in the 1st Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck/Austria

BJSM e-letter by: Gerhard Ruedl and Wolfgang Schobersberger E-letter for: Kathrin Steffen, Lars Engebretsen. The Youth Olympic Games and a new awakening for sports and exercise medicine. BJSM. 2011; 45: 1251-1252 (Warm up) Do we really want to see our young promising talents go through a major injury at one stage into their career? Definitely no! However, […]

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