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Movement is medicine: From prevention to management in health and disease, physical activity plays a significant role. Tune in for engaging stories on physical activity and exercise, including interviews with experts and perspectives from the public.

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Movement is medicine: From prevention to management in health and disease, physical activity plays a significant role. Tune in for engaging stories on physical activity and exercise, including interviews with experts and perspectives from the public.

    Sport Medicine & Performance: It Takes a Team

    Sport Medicine & Performance: It Takes a Team

    Check out our latest episode on Sport Medicine & Performance! And in the spirit of sport and teamwork, we are presenting our very first collaboration!! We created this episode in collaboration with the wonderful Raw Talk Podcast :) Tune in to hear from experts at U of T - Dr. Doug Richards talks about his experience with the Toronto Raptors and Dr. Gretchen Kerr shares her insights on athlete maltreatment. We also chat with Mr. Karl Subban, who shares his enlightening perspectives on motivation and his family experiences with his 5 successful children, including NHL superstars PK and Malcolm Subban!

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Navigating the Fitness Industry

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Navigating the Fitness Industry

    In this episode, we share our experiences of becoming more active, and how to set yourself up for success with an active lifestyle. Medicine in Motion Podcast members studying exercise physiology and neuroscience and who have years of experience in the gym discuss their lived experiences of when they started their fitness journeys, and what keeps them on track! This includes discussion on fitness apps and wearable technology, informative media accounts from Youtube and Instagram, supplements that may help with motivation, and what to look for in a gym. We also interview Douglas Rosa, Coordinator of Fitness and Performance at the University of Toronto, on the Who, When, and Why to seek out a personal trainer.

    Exercise in Ageing and Disease: Preventing Disease with Exercise

    Exercise in Ageing and Disease: Preventing Disease with Exercise

    In this episode, we discuss the effects of exercise on diseases typically seen in the older adult population. We speak to Dr. Scott Thomas about the ageing process and how exercise can serve as a method of prevention for many diseases. We have the opportunity to speak to Nira Rittenberg, an occupational therapist who works with patients with dementia, and hear how she uses exercise in her practice. Dina Katsoulis also talks to us about her research with older adults and resistance training, an important type of exercise for fall prevention. The use of this exercise to strengthen the bone and muscle is also exemplified in the story shared by our friend, Bruce, who was able reverse his osteoporosis.

    Exercise and Longevity: Age is Just a Number

    Exercise and Longevity: Age is Just a Number

    In this episode, we discuss how exercise can promote longevity in the aging population. We speak to Dr. Joe Baker about his work with Masters athletes and some negative stereotypes surrounding exercise in older adults. We have the opportunity to speak to Cathy Scharge, a Masters athlete who happens to be the second woman to run a marathon in Canada. Finally, we discuss a unique method of exercise called Nordic walking with Gabriella De Nino from Urban Poling. The experience and expertise of our guests show us that age is just a number!

    Physical Literacy and Pediatrics: Why movement matters for children of all abilities and backgrounds

    Physical Literacy and Pediatrics: Why movement matters for children of all abilities and backgrounds

    In this episode we continue on the topic of why physical literacy is so important for children. We focus on exercise and physical literacy in children with physical disabilities (such as cerebral palsy), chronic conditions (such as cystic fibrosis), and from diverse socio-cultural backgrounds. We also hear from biomechanists about why movement matters for children of all abilities and backgrounds!

    Physical Literacy and Paedatrics: Moving with Confidence and Competence

    Physical Literacy and Paedatrics: Moving with Confidence and Competence

    Only 35% of 5-17 year old children and youth are reaching their recommended physical activity levels. On top of that, research shows that children are also engaging in 51% more screen time than is recommended by the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth (Participaction, 2018). In Episode 6 of Medicine in Motion Podcast, we chat with Dr. John Cairney, a researcher and professor at the University of Toronto, Dr. Leigh Vanderloo, a Knowledge Translation Manager at ParticipACTION, and Raf, a high school teacher in the Greater Toronto Area. Tune in as we discuss with experts across the healthcare and education sectors why physical literacy is so important for children of all ages. ParticipACTION (2018). ParticipACTION report card on physical activity for children and youth. Retrieved from: https://participaction.cdn.prismic.io/participaction%2F5e923384-b01a-4680-a353-60b45c271811_2018_participaction_report_card_-_highlight_report_0.pdf (https://participaction.cdn.prismic.io/participaction%2F5e923384-b01a-4680-a353-60b45c271811_2018_participaction_report_card_-_highlight_report_0.pdf?fbclid=IwAR25qG-JBiWd-vaXm38o59_6oVov8VGBslfGq63IrUElbZ59PX96RHs-1BI)

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