No apologies for plugging the Swedish National Institute for Public Health who have produced an amazing medical tool – evidence based exercise prescription for many, many, medical conditions. If you are in the UK you will be familar with the BNF – this should accompany every BNF and be used more often! In Australia the […]
Category: Exercise prescription
Gotta love this one – pay to skip a workout!
The brilliant authors of Freakonomics via the New York Times. See the full story. […]
Paradox in Australia – ‘crediting’ the sport and exercise medicine specialty but forcing patients to pay more to see the docs!
Recent specialist status has led Australian sports and exercise physicians receiving more referrals from GPs; MRI referral is also in the specialist’s scope of practice. However, at the same time as these physicians were recognized for having special expertise in exercise prescription — addressing the worlds biggest public health problem — physical inactivity, patient rebates […]
Football Science and Medicine – Kuala Lumpur 2011
AFC Conference on Science & Football Medicine Kuala Lumpur March 18-20, 2011 The past 3 Asian Science and Football conferences (Tokyo; Kuala Lumpur & Muscat) were a great success with approx. 450 participants from all over the world. KL promises a great program of keynote address symposiums, free papers, poster presentations and clinical workshops in Sports […]
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 […]
Practical website to help get folks moving
Couch to 5K motivated my mum to “get off the couch” and put on running shoes. For the first time, ever. Do you know of people who have been thinking about a more active lifestyle? Do they need a practical, no-brainer approach to ‘Just Do It’? Couch to 5K transforms absolute beginners into motivated runners […]