Does body weight matter when it comes to the patellofemoral joint?

  By Harvi F. Hart, PhD, @harvihart; and Kay M. Crossley, PT, PhD,@kaymcrossley As a society, we know that excess body weight is not good for our health. It increases the risk of an array of physical and mental health conditions such as hypertension, type II diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, osteoarthritis, depression, and anxiety. […]

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How sure are we that physical activity makes us live longer?

The Physical Activity and Population Health BJSM Blog Series By Sonia Cheng @soniawmcheng The health benefits of regular exercise and a physically active lifestyle are indisputable – it plays a key role in improving cardiorespiratory fitness, maintaining physical function, and correcting biological risk factors such as hypertension and high cholesterol. But whether exercise also lengthens the […]

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Risks associated with sitting and physical inactivity are not comparable to those of smoking (Letter to the Editor)

By Brigid M. Lynch, Paul A. Gardiner, Jeff K. Vallance, Terry Boyle, Neville Owen and Ron Borland Letter in Response to Online First Article (8 January 2018) “Infographic: Physical activity, sitting time and mortality.” Ekelund’s Infographics piece1 provides an overview of the Ekelund et al.2 harmonised meta-analysis of the joint effects of self-reported sitting and […]

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Better than the little blue pill? How physical activity can improve a man’s sex life!

The Physical Activity and Population Health BJSM Blog Series By Sonia Cheng @soniawmcheng Gentlemen, if there was ever a reason to meet the physical activity guidelines, this is it. A systematic review and meta-analysis published in BJSM this year has suggested that physical activity interventions, particularly moderate-vigorous intensity aerobic activity, can improve erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction is […]

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‘The effect of physical activity on mortality and cardiovascular disease in 130 000 people from 17 countries: the PURE study’ – What it all means

The Physical Activity and Population Health BJSM Blog Series #bjsmPApopBlog By Sonia Cheng @soniawmcheng “Vacuuming and scrubbing the floor are enough exercise to protect the heart and extend life!” “Household chores could save your life: The tiny amounts of physical activity from cleaning the floor and tidying up cut your risk of death by 28%!” You may […]

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Widerstandstraining – ein oft vernachlässigtes Medikament das jeder in seiner Hausapotheke hat

von Dr.Yorgi Mavros @dryorgimavros The Physical Activity and Population Health BJSM Blog Series #bjsmPApopBlog For the English version of this post, click here. Je älter wir werden, desto mehr verlieren wir an Muskelmasse, nämlich rund 1% pro Jahr. Noch schlimmer allerdings ist der Kraftabbau, der noch etwa dreimal schneller vonstatten geht1. Die Konsequenzen dieses Kraftverlustes sind […]

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Obesity prevention and beyond..highlights from the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine Annual Scientific Conference 2017 “Exercise Medicine and Physical Activity for Health”

By Dr Ronan Brady and Dr Ronan Kearney This years Irish FSEM 14th annual scientific conference ‘Exercise Medicine and Physical Activity for Health’ proved to be both informative and thought provoking. No doubt attendees garnered newfound knowledge to inform their clinical practice. For those that were unable to attend, let us highlight some key messages from the conference’s keynote speakers. Prof. […]

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Let’s get physical! It’s ‘Physical activity for life’ today on World Physiotherapy Day 2017

The Physical Activity and Population Health BJSM Blog Series  By Sonia Cheng (@soniawmcheng) Today, September 8 is none other than World Physiotherapy Day, and this year the World Confederation of Physical Therapy (WCPT) is celebrating the profession with the message ‘Physical activity for life’. This message builds on the World Health Organisation’s call for global […]

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

Introducing 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 […]

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Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine Annual Scientific Conference, September 2017 “Exercise Medicine and Physical Activity for Health”

  This years Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine Annual Scientific Conference promises yet again to be a highlight of the international sports medicine calendar. The conference will focus on “Exercise Medicine and Physical Activity for Health” and takes place on the 15th and 16th of September in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland […]

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