British Journal of Sports Medicine

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Why? The balance and timing of exercise, nutrition and recovery is key to optimising health and all aspects of human performance. Intricate network interactions between the Endocrine system and metabolic signalling pathways drive these positive adaptations. However, non-integration of these lifestyle factors can disrupt signalling feedback pathways...

By Jonathan Shurlock (@J_Shurlock) Undergraduate perspective on Sport & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series Genomics Genomic approaches to research in medicine and SEM are not a novel concept. Indeed, Claude Bouchard has previously explored the role of exercise genomics in a BSJM editorial from 2015.[1] One of the key points suggested is that...

PRESS RELEASE New resources have been released to support the teaching of exercise medicine for the prevention and treatment of disease in undergraduate health and medicine programmes. Working with universities across the UK, Exercise Works! has updated the #MovementforMovement resources for 2017. They now include information on physical activity...

By Dr Yorgi Mavros @dryorgimavros The Physical Activity and Population Health BJSM Blog Series As we get older we begin to lose muscle mass, approximately 1% every year. But more importantly, the decline in muscle strength declines at a rate 3-times greater [1]. The consequences of this decline in strength are significant, with lower muscle...

By Balraj Ougra The inaugural Sports Concussion Forum was recently (November 10th, 2017) hosted at Arc Centre of Excellence in Cognition and Its Disorders (CCD), at Macquarie Universities state of the art facility, Australian Hearing Hub. Organised by the Department of Cognitive Science, Macquarie University, the event brought together experts from...

By Dr Nicky Keay Lifestyle factors of exercise, nutrition and sleep are vital for optimising health. As in the illustration shown, ideally we should be in the green zone – representing a balance between these lifestyle factors. Slipping into the peripheral red zone represents an imbalance: either too much or too little of any of these three...

Media attention and parental concern have recently increased awareness to anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in children and adolescents (1, 2). This is in part due to their potential for unfavourable healthcare costs and outcomes in the long-term (3, 4). Greater demands on youth athletes through increased training, younger sports...

Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sport and Exercise Medicine blog series @PhysiosinSport By Rosie Mew Load – When to load, How to load and by How Much – is a hot topic in the sports world, and is an ideal focus point for the 2nd World congress of Sports Physical Therapy, recently held in Belfast at the iconic Titanic centre. Conference...

Swiss Junior Doctors and Undergraduate Perspective on Sport and Exercise Medicine Blog Series 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 athletes. In this...

Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sport and Exercise Medicine blog series @PhysiosinSport By Vikki Mills @vikki_mills80 and Faith Fisher-Atack BSc @physiofaith The ACPSEM recently hosted the 2 part soft tissue techniques course, “Current Soft Tissue techniques for Physiotherapists in Sport and Exercise”. This course is an integral part...