Knowledge and global health: reducing the burden of non-communicable diseases using physical activity

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From my publisher. “the first batch of videos are loaded. I believe that number is roughly 314 videos. The remaining videos are in the queue with our electronics group and will be loaded shortly.” Each of these can be used to show people self care. Many involve only BW, minimal or simple equipment.
Becoming active “will help prevent and treat non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including heart disease, stroke, diabetes and breast and colon cancer.” “Increasing PA improves the key disease risk factors hypertension and obesity as well as having a positive effect on mental health, delaying the onset of dementia and improving both quality of life and well-being.” “We clinicians know we want people to be more active, we know the potential rewards for both individuals and society more generally but how do we achieve these goals? Knowledge informs clinical practice and we need to apply that to find opportunities for adding PA to peoples’ lives” “We already know that high levels of unbroken sedentary behaviour are associated with abnormal glucose metabolism, cardiometabolic morbidity and overall mortality” “leisure-time PA was associated with a decreased onset of diabetes in adults with impaired fasting glucose” “about PA and ageing, then Denmark’s Professor Jens Bangsbo and colleagues’ Copenhagen Consensus Statement, highlight the benefits for both brain health and cognitive function as well as functional capacity and health” “there are a number of barriers to us prescribing PA, with one of the most common being pain…Benjamin Smith and colleagues provide a clear framework and rationale for prescribing exercise for patients in pain that can improve outcomes and also challenge patients to think differently about tissue damage and pain…exercise therapy improves health-related and knee-related quality of life for individuals with knee osteoarthritis “


Knowledge and global health: reducing the burden of non-communicable diseases using physical activity

In this BASRaT guided issue of BJSM, we look at how we can support healthy lifestyles for our patients, athletes and also to improve public health (figure 1). In its global action plan on physical activity (PA; 2018–2030) the WHO sets out four strategic objectives for a healthier world; to create …

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