The Sneakers in the Closet

By Phillip B. Sparling I was in the basement going through our cedar chest hoping to locate some obscure document related to family history. Under the photo albums, I discovered an old baseball glove, a junior high football jersey and a pair of kangaroo-hide track spikes. Unexpectedly, I found old friends. The Rawlings glove was […]

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Improving health, step by step: physical activity for severe mental illness in the Netherlands

By Jeroen Deenik @jdeenik, MSc   At GGz Centraal, the centre for mental healthcare with different clinics in the middle of the Netherlands, we have two psychiatric hospitals where people with severe mental illness can stay for a longer period of time. The majority of patients are diagnosed with schizophrenia or related psychotic disorders, while others […]

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Updated (and expanded!) resources launched to support teaching of physical activity interventions for undergraduate health care students

PRESS RELEASE New resources have been released to support the teaching of exercise medicine for the prevention and treatment of disease in undergraduate health and medicine programmes. Working with universities across the UK, Exercise Works! has updated the #MovementforMovement resources for 2017. They now include information on physical activity during pregnancy, exercise for children with […]

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

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 into […]

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World Health Organisation to develop Global Action Plan to Promote Physical Activity

By Charlie Foster, Trevor Shilton, Lucy Westerman, Justin Varney,  and Fiona Bull More people moving more is central to a healthier world. Unfortunately, evidence tells us that people everywhere are less active than ever before, and the burden of chronic noncommunicable diseases rises unabated. In response, the WHO has launched their strategy to develop a new Global […]

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A historic celebration of World Physical Activity Day 2017, and partnership for sustained dissemination of the EuroFIT program

By Dr. Marcos Agostinho A historic celebration of World Physical Activity Day 2017 took place in The City of Football, home of the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF), with a formal public presentation of the National Program for the Promotion of Physical Activity. The program was coordinated by the Health Ministry, in Portugal’s Directorate-General of Health (DGS), […]

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#WeActiveChallenge: the WeCommunities launch fun, interactive social media campaign to promote activity

By Naomi McVey @NaomiMcVey The case for increasing physical activity among the global population is compelling, but achieving this is far more complex. Despite comprehensive guidance from national and international organisations[1][2][3][4], and increasing emphasis on supporting the health of the NHS workforce[5][6][7], the reality of knowing how and where to start, and fitting exercise into […]

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Training fürs Leben – Bewegung ist Medizin

von Nash Anderson B.Sc M.Chiro und James Steele, PhD, Dozent für angewandte Sportwissenschaften an der Southampton Solent University Neulich, in der ärztlichen Praxis, hörte Nash die tolle Aussage eines Patienten, der sagte: „Die Leute fragen mich, warum ich die ganze Zeit ins Fitnessstudio gehe. Sie fragen mich, wofür ich trainiere. Ich trainiere fürs Leben!“ Quintessenz […]

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An unlikely candidate, a year as Professor of Physical Activity for Health

By Prof Chris Oliver After losing over 12 stone in weight, cycling across America, becoming a cycle campaigner, writing some policy on active travel and starting a few physical activity projects I became honorary professor physical activity for health at the University of Edinburgh. The “Sit Less, Walk More” message had finally come home to […]

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‘Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians’ release new name to better reflect scope of practice

By Dr. Adam Castricum The Board of the Australasian College of Sports Physicians is proud to announce that a special resolution was passed at the Annual General Meeting on Sunday, February 14, 2016 to change the name of the College to the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians (ACSEP). Since its humble beginnings in 1985, […]

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