Special e-edition of BJSM: Pain management

Welcome to this extra e-journal edition of the British Journal of Sports Medicine. BJSM readers, listeners and other social media followers have a keen interest in pain. It’s a big problem! So, here is an online only version of BJSM and external content just for you! This is all content that has been published before – […]

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Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me?

By Orla Muldoon @orlamuldoon Remember that rhyme.  The mantra of many childhoods, wheeled out to protect youthful fragility. But do names really ‘never hurt’? Is there really no physical cost to name calling, jeering and verbal abuse? At the start of September, I started to think about the cost of street harassment (jeering, heckling and the […]

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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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Take a walk on the wild side: A four million year old strategy for better health

The Physical Activity and Population Health BJSM Blog Series  By Sonia Cheng @soniawmcheng No, this isn’t a blog tribute to Lou Reed. Instead, we are honouring the special issue of BJSM this June, which marks the 21stanniversary of the publication of the review Walking to Health by Morris and Hardman. This seminal paper began to […]

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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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One road to Rome: Exercise

By Dr Nicky Keay (@nickykfitness) Metabolic syndrome comprises a cluster of symptoms including: hypertension, dyslipidaemia, fatty liver disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The underlying pathological process is insulin resistance which distorts metabolism. Temporal and mechanistic connections have been described between hyperinsulinaemia, obesity and insulin resistance. Insulin levels rise, potentially stimulated by an excess intake of refined […]

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Exercise and fitness in young people – what factors contribute to long term health?

Part-2 of the blog mini-series on youth By Dr Nicky Keay Recent reports reveal that children in Britain are amongst the least active in the world. At the other end of the spectrum there have been a cluster of articles outlining the pitfalls of early specialisation in a single sport. Regarding the reports of lack of physical activity amongst young people […]

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For the “Body Matters” MOOC (McGill University, Prof Ian Shrier): Exercise is medicine, for the body and the brain by Nagamatsu and colleagues.

Each week over 23,001 folks are learning about the power of exercise via a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). Generously, BJSM helps out Professor Ian Shrier by answering one question each week on this blog. Prof Shrier just has to answer the other 23,ooo students’ questions. This week’s question is: “What are the effects of […]

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IOC partnership: Children and Sport BJSM theme issue

This issue of BJSM – one of the 16 annually – focuses on keeping young people healthy. Many readers are not aware that the IOC and BJSM partner to produce 4 issues of the BJSM annually. These issues focus on the IOC mission of ‘Athlete Protection and Health Promotion’. The special issues, generally appearing in […]

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Response to Ian Shrier

We agree with Ian Shrier that the finding of an effect of stretching on risk of muscle, ligament and tendon injuries should be interpreted with caution. That is why we wrote “The finding of an effect of stretching on muscle, ligament and tendon injury risk needs to be considered cautiously because muscle, ligament and tendon injury risk was a […]

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