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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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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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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Physical Inactivity and the Clinical Champions Programme

Sport and Exercise Medicine: The UK trainee perspective – A BJSM blog series By Dr Dane Vishnubala @danevishnubala Earlier this year, Public Health England (PHE) put out a job advert for GP Clinical Champions. The job involved educating clinicians on: (i) the benefits of physical activity in primary and secondary prevention of disease and (ii) the […]

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A preventative strategy to target “The Nation’s Hidden Health Threat” (physical inactivity)

News Release – The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) UK is asking MPs to recognise physical inactivity as one of the largest health threats in the UK. In its Manifesto to Improve Public Health, the FSEM sets out 8 priorities to put physical activity at the core […]

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Couple of powerful (short) videos – Are you drinking fat?

New York City Health Department has launched an aggressive video campaign to educate Yorkers that sodas have 16 packs of sugar in a 20 oz drink (about 600 ml, say 1.5 cans). The story is certainly ‘sticky’ – clear, unexpected, concrete, credible, emotional. The background, of course is that obesity is not as big a […]

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