Physical Activity

Podcast Episodes

#86 Moving as Medicine with Dr John Sykes, GP

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#81 Health coaching in practice with Kim Poyner, practice nurse & Simon Matthews, psychologist

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#63 What is lifestyle medicine? with Dr Sam Manger and Dr Edwin Kruys

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#62 Functional movement training for back pain with Dr David Johnson, neurosurgeon

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#20 Exercise physiology with Tim Douge

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Online Resources

Bob & Brad, physical therapists: YouTube

Michelle Kenway, physical therapist: YouTube

Physio Fitness with Tim Keeley, physiotherapist: YouTube

TheReadyState with Kelly Starrett, physical therapist & mobility trainer

Varidesk: Stand at Your Desk

Traditional, static offices are a thing of the past. Today, companies and employees want an active workspace, and VARIDESK is leading the way. Their sit-stand solutions, active office products, and accessories help people reimagine their work environment and transform their office design.

Cardiodesk

Exercise and improve your health while you work. Consider a CardioDesk for your study at home.

Moving as Medicine

Provides clinicians and allied health professionals with accessible, evidence based, condition specific information to help give advice on physical activity at all stages of a patient’s treatment pathway. The project has been developed in collaboration with experts, professional bodies and charities representing patients and healthcare professionals in each disease area. We are working on new resources including children and pregnant women as well as a toolkit for hospitals to help people being more active during and after their time in hospital.

Books

Becoming a Supple Leopard, Dr. Kelly Starrett

Improve your athletic performance, extend your athletic career, treat stiffness and achy joints, and prevent and rehabilitate injuries—all without having to seek out a coach, doctor, chiropractor, physical therapist, or masseur. In Becoming a Supple Leopard, Dr. Kelly Starrett, founder of MobilityWOD, shares his revolutionary approach to mobility and maintenance of the human body and teaches you how to hack your own movement, allowing you to live a healthier, more fulfilling life. This new edition of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller has been thoroughly revised to make it even easier to put to use.

Apps

Stand Up! The Work Break Timer: App Store | Website

This app reminds you to get up and move around during your work day.  It helps to break up periods of inactivity and is great for people who are seated or still for long periods of time.

Sworkit Fitness: App Store | Google Play | Website

‘Sworkit means to simply work it. Your body was built to move daily and we’ve designed an innovative experience that makes it easy, enjoyable, and, yes, simple, to do just that.’

FitBit: App Store | Google Play

Requires purchase of activity tracker. Fitbit is an activity tracker to monitor workouts; sleep; heart rate; and other features. Using the mobile app; Fitbit can track your steps; distance; time; and pace during a workout. Other features include food and calorie tracking; setting and managing goals; and logging daily water intake. The Fitbit app can also be used alongside a range of peripheral activity trackers.

Home Workout: App Store | Google Play

Free app that provides a range of workouts for users to try. All exercises are accompanied by animations and videos in order to guide the user. The app also features meal plans; warm-up and stretching routines; workout reminders; workout tracking; and social media integration.

Online Courses

C25K: The couch to 5k in 9 weeks running program

Glo: Unlimited access to yoga, meditation & pilates classes for $18/month (Free Trial available)

Shared Medical Appointments

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