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Care of sports team and endurance athletes, exercise Rx in primary care, and anti-doping: stellar line-up of pre-conference courses May, 2016 in Victoria, Canada – register now!

There is still time to sign up for the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine (CASEM) Pre-conference courses held the 3 days before CASEM’s annual scientific meeting May 18-21, 2016: “High Performance on the Pacific Edge”.  All courses are now accredited. Mon 16th/Tues 17th May 2016 – Team Physician Course This two-day course, chaired by […]

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The role of exercise intervention in adopting a ‘choosing wisely culture’ in clinical practice

News Release – The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK (FSEM) supports the launch of a Choosing Wisley Programme in clinical practice by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. As the NHS faces a £30bn funding gap by 2020[i] the need to tackle preventable illness and disease effectively […]

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“Do you even lift, Bro?”

By Ann Gates The recent viral videos and ‘outtakes’ of the responses to this pertinent (and yes, hilariously funny) rhetorical question got me thinking… what a great question to trend in the fight against the type 2 diabetes epidemic. Type 2 diabetes is largely preventable and treatable with the right medicines, a healthy, balanced diet and […]

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Well-rOunded dOctOrs (!) Not necessarily a good thing in this case

By  Dr Rajat Chauhan, Sports-Exercise Medicine & Musculoskeletal Medicine Physician; BJSM Associate Editor (India)@drrajatchauhan From the time of Hippocrates and probably even before, we have known the benefits of physical activity and exercise in health. In today’s world of evidence based medicine, it is even more important for research to back up our gut feeling. The last […]

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Attention doctors: please mind the physical activity gap

Sport and Exercise Medicine: The UK trainee perspective (A BJSM blog series) By Lucinda Poulton1, Paul Kelly2, Justin Richards2, Moiz Moghal3, Wilby Williamson2,3 Affiliations 1. University of Oxford Medical School (4th Year Medical Student) 2. British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group, Department of Public Health, University of Oxford 3. OxSport, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford. Lack […]

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“What exercise can I do Doc?”

By Ann Gates (@exerciseworks) Can health care consultations change to incorporate best practice ‘exercise medicine?’ In 2012, we sent out a ‘call to action’ to ALL health professionals about the pandemic of obesity and non communicable diseases (NCDs) which results in 36 million patients (worldwide) dying from preventable and treatable diseases. This call was enthusiastically […]

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Exercise physiologists and chronic disease management in North America: A role of importance

Undergraduate perspective on Sports & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Lisa Campkin (@LisaCampkin) Recently, the term ‘Exercise is Medicine’ was copyrighted by the American College of Sports Medicine. This particular initiative in exercise medicine focuses on the role of clinicians in helping increase their patients’ physical activity levels. Exercise is Medicine has growing […]

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Generation Games: An update on upcoming launch of innovative website

By Drs. Moiz Moghal and Natasha Jones There is rising awareness that physical inactivity is a major health problem. Momentum is gathering at a local level to try to reverse this trend. An exercise prescription or a brief intervention on its own is not enough. The challenge is to integrate an exercise medicine service with proactive […]

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‘Run the World’ to change health behaviours – are you ready to practise what you preach?

By Liam West (@Liam_West) We all know regular physical activity is good for our health. So good in fact that it is often regarded as the equivalent of medicine’s ‘wonder drug.’  Exercise prescription is steadily increasing in practice and there might even be medico-legal implications if we don’t encourage patients to get physically active to […]

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Feasibility and efficiency of an under-desk exercise device: a pilot study

By Drs  Vadim N. Dedov and Irina V. Dedova ABSTRACT Background/Aim – Sedentary behaviour is associated with a variety of chronic diseases and considered as a health hazard. Worksite interventions, which decrease sedentary time and increase physical activity during working hours, may improve health of sedentary workers. Methods – In this study we tested a specially […]

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