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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“Do the associations of sedentary behaviour with cardiovascular disease and cancer mortality differ by physical activity level? A systematic review and harmonised meta-analysis of data from 850,060 participants” – What it all means

The Physical Activity and Population Health BJSM Blog Series  By Sonia Cheng @soniawmcheng Standing desks! Walking meetings! With phrases like “Sitting is the new smoking” making headlines in the media and almost 40% of Australian newspaper stories about sedentary behaviour suggesting that the benefits of physical activity (PA) are negated by too much sitting1, I […]

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Letter in Response to: The association of light intensity physical activity (LIPA) with adult cardiometabolic health and mortality by Chastin and colleagues 

Letter in Response to The association of light intensity physical activity (LIPA) with adult cardiometabolic health and mortality by Chastin and colleagues  To the Editor, In Reply, We thank Dr Füzéki and colleagues for their thoughtful letter regarding our meta-analysis of the association of light intensity physical activity (LIPA) and adult cardiometabolic health and mortality [1]. The […]

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The association of light intensity physical activity (LIPA) with adult cardiometabolic health and mortality by Chastin and colleagues (Letter to the Editor)

Letter in response to BJSM Open Access Review: Chastin SFM, Craemer M de, Cocker K de, et al. How does light-intensity physical activity associate with adult cardiometabolic health and mortality? Systematic review with meta-analysis of experimental and observational studies. Br J Sports Med 2018.  Dear Editor, We read the recent systematic review with meta-analysis on the association […]

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The #MovingCan Campaign, join us this August!

Lisa McNally @Lisa_McNally1, Director of Public Health, Bracknell Forest Council How many benefits of physical activity can you think of? One new initiative is thinking big. They’re promoting 31 reasons to get active across the 31 days of August 2018. #MovingCan(1)is the first health promotion campaign of the new Frimley Health & Care Integrated Care System […]

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Can smartphone-based motion sensors and applications measure and influence physical activity? (PEDro synthesis)

By Baskaran Chandrasekaran1, Ashokan Arumugam2   1Centre for Sports Science, Medicine and Research, School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Karnataka, India 2Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation – Physiotherapy Section, Umeå University, SE-901 87, Umeå, Sweden   PEDro synthesis on the following paper: Bort-Roig J, Gilson ND, Puig-Ribera A, et al. Measuring […]

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NEW JOB OPPORTUNITY @WHO HQ: Technical Officer – Physical Activity

  Last week we saw WHO Global Action Plan on Physical Activity (GAPPA) 2018-2030 take off. This week we’re excited to announce an opportunity to join the WHO Department of Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) and the Unit of Surveillance and Population-based Prevention as a Full Time Technical Officer working in the area of physical activity and specifically the […]

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The World Health Organisation releases ‘More people active for a healthier world’: a global action plan on physical activity

The Physical Activity and Population Health BJSM Blog Series  Bridget C Foley @bridgetcfly and Andrew Murray @Docandrewmurray Did you leave the house this morning wondering how you could get more people and populations more physically active? If so, then you have landed in the right place. The World Health Organisation has just released their Global Action Plan […]

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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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