BJSM’s mandate is to promote better health through (i) injury prevention, (ii) excellence in treatment of injuries and medical problems, as well as (iii) encouraging exercise prescription as appropriate at both the primary prevention and secondary/tertiary prevention level. This blog focuses on this Easter weekend’s attention to the role of green space for mental […]
Exercise as a medicine for both health professionals and patients!
By Ann Gates (@exerciseworks) This blog is an excerpt from: www.exercise-works.org blog on exercise as a medicine label Generic name: Regular, daily exercise Uses: For the prevention and treatment of most non communicable diseases such as: heart disease, cancer, hypertension, stroke, obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis, mental health problems, parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, asthma, chronic obstructive airways disease, musculoskeletal […]
Participation, prevention, and treatment at the North Pole Marathon (a guest blog from this year’s winner!)
Sport and Exercise Medicine: The UK trainee perspective (A monthly series on the BJSM blog) By Dr. Andrew Murray Increasing Physical Activity is the biggest public health challenge of the 21st century. Steven Blair’s message is so powerful that it is worth taking to the ends of the earth. I’m currently working for our CMO Harry […]
23 and a half hours video passes 2 million views!
Mike Evans circulated this to his hockey team of kids early in December 2011. #1 educational video on YouTube. Remember that low fitness (<30 mins of physical activity daily) kills more Americans that smoking, diabetes, and obesity combined (smokadiabesity). Click on this link. Watch it, share it. Do it yourself. Encourage patients to watch it […]
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 […]
HYMS Society for Sport and Exercise Medicine: Reflections and Moving Forward
Guest blog by Sean Carmody Committee and guest speakers from HYMS launch night (left to right): Aysha Bibi, Rebecca Marshall, Uche Oduoza, Matt Murray, Dr John Moroney, Sean Carmody and Chris Ashmore “Where are all of the other students?” This was the question posed by opening speaker Dr. John Moroney at the official launch of […]
‘Smokadiabesity’ reaches epidemic proportions. But low fitness still kills more Americans than smoking, diabetes and obesity combined!
MOST LIKED BLOG OF 2011 – GETS A DUST OFF AND FRONT BLOG STATUS FOR 24 HOURS. PLEASE ‘LIKE’ OR RETWEET IF YOU FEEL THIS IS MESSAGE HAS NOT GOT THROUGH TO THOSE MAKING PUBLIC HEALTH DECISIONS OR TO ALL CLINICIANS GIVING HEALTH ADVICE Smoking, diabetes and obesity are major public health concerns. At the […]