Fit is not actually ‘vs.’ Fat – Guest Blog by Professor Timothy Noakes

On Monday the Guardian published It’s not obesity that’s killing us – it’s the lack of exercise. Inspired by research presented at UKSEM (see also Blair Physical inactivity: the biggest public health problem of the 21st century, and BJSM Warmup 2011; 45), the Guardian exhorted us to focus less on obesity and more on physical […]

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via New York Times – the challenge of patients demanding inappropriate MRIs

The New York Times is a great source of sports medicine news and Gina Kolata‘s article about inappropriate use of MR requires little editorializing. My feeling is that although some doctors diagnose by MR instead of via cognitive processes, that is NOT the problem in sports and exercise medicine. See Chris Milne’s recent lucid description […]

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Rapid return to activity after ankle injury

The topic of a new BJSM podcast is Ankle sprains and rehabilitation, with human movement specialist Evert Verhagen. He addresses accurate diagnosis, whether to tape or brace (and when), principles of return to sport, and issues of cost-effectiveness. This podcast is geared to clinicians treating patients after ankle sprain  — and preventing these injuries in the […]

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