As federal election candidates sprinted and stumbled for the finish line on 21 May, experts in exercise and sports science were gathering virtually for the Research to Practice 2022 conference convened by Exercise and Sports Science Australia.
Associate Professor Lesley Russell and H. Clare Callow live tweeted the #RTP22 discussions from 19-21 May for the Croakey Conference News Service. Symplur analytics show almost 300 tweeps participated at the hashtag, creating more than 22 million Twitter impressions.
The summary below highlights the importance of physical activity during COVID, the value of community-based primary prevention programs, and the importance of stepping up the health sector’s role in promoting physical activity.
To stay in touch with news on exercise, physical activity, health, wellbeing and sports performance, follow this Twitter list of #RTP22 participants. And also read the preview article: If exercise is such a powerful medicine, then what does this mean for health reform?
More take home messages from Dr Ben Levine: