The quest for superior exercises for great health in old age

Swiss Junior Doctors and Undergraduate Perspective on Sport and Exercise Medicine Blog Series By Michiel R.M. Twiss (@physiotwiss) Which exercise methods are most effective for improving physical fitness (PF) and functional performance fitness (FPF) in older adults? Exercise (EX) enables participation in physical pursuits, including sports and contributes to personal independence, self-care and quality of […]

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Feedback from the 1st British-Swiss student exchange!

Swiss Junior Doctors and Undergraduate Perspective on Sport and Exercise Medicine Blog Series By Anne Cornevin @anne_cornevin, Giuseppe Loggia, Chloé Joray @chloejoray, Laurène Niederhauser and Tej Pandya @PandyaTej Foreword: Tej Pandya At the 2017 British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine (BASEM) Conference, we were delighted to see Justin Carrard, a junior doctor working in Switzerland […]

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Ultra-trail: ultra-health?

Swiss Junior Doctors and Undergraduate Perspective on Sport and Exercise Medicine Blog Series By Dino Soppelsa With the contribution of Prof. V. Gremeaux @drvgremeaux and Ryan Baumann (Swiss elite ultra-trailer) Mountain Ultra Marathon (MUM) commonly called “ultra-trail”, is a long variant of trail running (also called “mountain running”, “natural running” or simply “trail”). The sport alternates […]

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High-intensity interval training (HIIT) after stroke: a big hit?

Swiss Junior Doctors and Undergraduate Perspective on Sport and Exercise Medicine Blog Series By Michiel R.M. Twiss @physiotwiss Stroke and ischemic heart disease accounted for 15 million out of 57 million deaths in 2016; these cardiovascular diseases have been the leading causes of death for the last 15 years [1]. Stroke incidence is proportionally related to age – […]

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fit4future: a school programme that makes Swiss kids move more!

Swiss Junior Doctors and Undergraduate Perspective on Sport and Exercise Medicine Blog Series By Chloé Joray In Switzerland, almost one in five children is overweight(1). The causes are complex and multifactorial however, we know well that low levels of physical activity and unhealthy diets are a major part of the problem(2). Health initiatives at schools […]

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Conference announcement: The Swiss Students Day is back!

Swiss Junior Doctors and Undergraduate Perspective on Sport and Exercise Medicine Blog Series By Justin Carrard @CarrardJustin For the third year in a row, The Swiss Society of Sport Medicine will run the Swiss Students Day!  Since the “Students & Junior Doctors SGSM/SSMS” was created in March 2017, they have run Students Day successfully. This year, the’ve organised […]

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2018 Football Medicine Outcomes Conference: interview with Mike Davison, Managing Director of the Isokinetic Centre in London

Swiss Junior Doctors and Undergraduate Perspective on Sport and Exercise Medicine Blog Series By Anne Cornevin @anne_cornevin When I first heard about the Isokinetic Football Medicine Outcomes conference I was surprised by the size of the event. The 2017 conference hosted 2500 attendees from 90 countries with more than 197 leading experts – all at the […]

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Exercise oncology part 3/3: exercise as a therapeutic tool in an out-patient oncology setting

Swiss Junior Doctors and Undergraduate Perspective on Sport and Exercise Medicine Blog Series By Lauranne Bazin and Justin Carrard For our final blog in the exercise oncology series, we spoke to Dr. Didier Jallut, who, for over 20 years has worked as an oncologist at an out-patient setting dealing primarily with breast cancer patients in Lausanne, Switzerland. What […]

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Swiss Sports Student Day #2! “Have fun – meet the experts – learn the essentials”

  Swiss Junior Doctors and Undergraduate Perspective on Sport and Exercise Medicine Blog Series By Alexandra Tewes, Nadine Werthmüller, Giuseppe Loggia and Justin Carrard @CarrardJustin Haven’t read about the First Swiss Sports Student Day yet? We’ve linked it here. On 25th October 2017, the second edition of the Swiss Sports Student Day in Interlaken saw […]

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Young athletes are not small adult athletes: A Junior Doctor`s perspective of the first Young Athletes Forum Convention

Swiss Junior Doctors and Undergraduate Perspective on Sport and Exercise Medicine Blog Series By Karsten Königstein and Justin Carrard, @CarrardJustin  The first Young Athletes Forum Convention (YAF) recently took place in Montreux, Switzerland. World leading experts from sports science and sports medicine met with other stakeholders to discuss the hottest topics in relation to young […]

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