Volume 4 - Targeted Topic - Healthy Lifestyle

May 2015
Produced in collaboration with Aspetar’s Healthy Lifestyle Programme, this Targeted Topic on Healthy Lifestyle promotes the vital message that exercise is medicine, and medical professionals must start prescribing it to their patients in order the ease the healthcare burden of modern, sedentary lifestyles. Articles include the role of the sports medicine physician in implementing exercise for population health, the low physical activity pandemic among children and adolescents, physical activity in preventive cardiology, as well as approaches to physical activity from around the globe, including Brazil, the UK, Japan, Singapore and Qatar.

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Healthy Lifestyle
The exercise is medicine global health initiative

Written by Robert Sallis, USA A PILL CALLED EXERCISE Imagine there was a pill that conferred the...

Written by – Robert Sallis, USA

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Healthy Lifestyle
The pandemic of low physical activity in children and adolescents

Written by John Reilly, United Kingdom PANDEMIC OF LOW PHYSICAL ACTIVITY Modern childhood: high...

Written by – John Reilly, United Kingdom

Healthy Lifestyle
Beyond citius, altius, fortius

A leadership role for the sports medicine physician to implement exercise as medicine for population...

Written by – Felipe Lobelo, USA

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Healthy Lifestyle
The effect of weather conditions on the seasonal variation of physical activity

Written by Abdulla Saeed Al-Mohannadi and Mohamed Ghaith Al-Kuwari, Qatar Physical inactivity is...

Written by – Abdulla Saeed Al-Mohannadi and Mohamed Ghaith Al-Kuwari, Qatar

Interview
Vanja Udovicic

- Interview by Jake Bambrough, Qatar Sportsmen and women are role models for an active, healthy...

Interview by – Jake Bambrough, Qatar

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Healthy Lifestyle
Promoting physical activity among Arab women

What healthcare professionals need to know - Written by Tam Truong Donnelly, Canada and Al-Anoud...

Written by – Tam Truong Donnelly, Canada and Al-Anoud Mohammed Al-Thani, Qatar

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Moving towards an active living society

A view from Singapore Written by Robert A. Sloan, Japan/Singapore and Sam S. Sloan, USA THE...

Written by – Robert A. Sloan, Japan/Singapore and Sam S. Sloan, USA

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Physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness in the management of cardiovascular disease in preventive cardiology

A review of the evidence Written by Tim Grove, United Kingdom The global scale of physical...

Written by – Tim Grove, United Kingdom

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Healthy Lifestyle
Promoting physical activity

Time for a major re-think Written by Mark A. Tully and Ruth F. Hunter, United Kingdom IMPORTANCE...

Written by – Mark A. Tully and Ruth F. Hunter, United Kingdom

Healthy Lifestyle
National policies and action plans in the health and sports sectors to promote physical activity in Japan

Written by Yukio Oida, Japan There is substantial evidence about the importance of physical activity...

Written by – Yukio Oida, Japan

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Healthy Lifestyle
Assessment of physical activity levels in children

Written by Badriya Al Hadabi, Oman CURRENT METHODS The term ‘physical activity’ has been described...

Written by – Badriya Al Hadabi, Oman

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Healthy Lifestyle
An overview of the physical activity research network in Brazil

Written by Andrea Ramírez, Rafaela C. Martins and Pedro C. Hallal, Brazil The burden of disease in...

Written by – Andrea Ramírez, Rafaela C. Martins and Pedro C. Hallal, Brazil

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