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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785512/efficacy-of-sports-club-activities-on-exercise-tolerance-among-japanese-middle-and-high-school-children-and-adolescents-after-fontan-procedure
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Yoshihiko Kodama, Kyoko Koga, Ayako Kuraoka, Yuichi Ishikawa, Makoto Nakamura, Koichi Sagawa, Shiro Ishikawa
The exercise tolerance of Fontan patients is poorer than that of healthy people. Some previous studies reported that exercise tolerance can be improved in this population by cardiac rehabilitation. This study aimed to determine the factors associated with peak oxygen uptake (VO2) and to subsequently clarify the correlation between participation in sports club activities and variables related to exercise tolerance. Cardiopulmonary exercise tests were performed by 115 Fontan patients aged between 6 and 20 years...
May 21, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781921/exercise-periodization-over-the-year-improves-metabolic-syndrome-and-medication-use
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Felix Morales-Palomo, Miguel Ramirez-Jimenez, Juan Fernando Ortega, Ricardo Mora-Rodriguez
PURPOSE: We aimed to determine if yearly repeated exercise training reduces metabolic syndrome (MetS) and the use of medicines to control MetS components. METHODS: Fifty five MetS individuals were randomized into a TRAIN group that underwent two yearly programs of 16-week of high intensity interval training (HIIT) or a non-exercising CONT group. We measured the evolution of all five MetS components, cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF; assessed by VO2PEAK) and medicine use, at baseline (0 months), mid (12 months) and end-point (24 months)...
May 2, 2018: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779704/perceptions-related-to-cardiovascular-disease-and-physical-activity-behavior-in-arab-men-a-qualitative-study
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Zyad T Saleh, Rami A Elshatarat, Abdullah S Alhurani, Mahmoud Maharmeh, Ibrahim Salami, Hamza Alduraidi, Jafar Alasad
OBJECTIVES: To describe the daily physical activity of Arab men living in the United States and to understand how perceptions of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk influence their inclusion of physical activity into their daily routine. METHODS: A qualitative descriptive method using a semi-structured face-to-face interview with each participant was conducted. Twenty young college males (age 26 ± 4 years) were recruited from Arab American community centers. RESULTS: The qualitative inductive content analysis revealed three main themes: impact of perceived CVD risk on physical activity behavior and perceived barriers and motivators to be physically active...
May 17, 2018: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776785/active-school-travel-intervention-methodologies-in-north-america-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Adrian N Buttazzoni, Emily S Van Kesteren, Tayyab I Shah, Jason A Gilliland
CONTEXT: As children's lifestyles have become increasingly sedentary, active school travel can be a relatively accessible way to increase their daily physical activity. In recent years, several different models of interventions have been utilized to promote children participating in active school travel. This review documents and analyzes the different active school travel intervention methodologies that have been used in North America (Canada or U.S.) by collecting, organizing, and evaluating data relating to all phases of active school travel interventions...
May 15, 2018: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769106/peer-mentor-versus-teacher-delivery-of-a-physical-activity-program-on-the-effects-of-bmi-and-daily-activity-protocol-of-a-school-based-group-randomized-controlled-trial-in-appalachia
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Laureen H Smith, Rick L Petosa, Abigail Shoben
BACKGROUND: Rural Appalachian populations have poorer health and fewer positive health-related behaviors compared to other United States populations. Appalachians are the most sedentary U.S. population and teens are particularly sedentary. Obesity prevention through improving physical activity is a top priority in Rural Healthy People 2020. Obesity prevalence among Appalachian teens exceeds the national rates of 13.9% and has consistently been greater than 26%. Organized sports has not been effective at improving daily physical activity or health outcomes for Appalachian teens...
May 16, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765585/a-study-of-the-effects-of-daily-physical-activity-on-memory-and-attention-capacities-in-college-students
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Dinh-Van Phan, Chien-Lung Chan, Ren-Hao Pan, Nan-Ping Yang, Hsiu-Chen Hsu, Hsien-Wei Ting, K Robert Lai
This study evaluated the relationship between daily physical activity (DPA) and memory capacity, as well as the association between daily activity and attention capacity, in college students in Taiwan. Participants (mean age = 20.79) wore wearable trackers for 106 days in order to collect DPA. These data were analyzed in association with their memory and attention capacities, as assessed using the spatial span test (SST) and the trail making test (TMT). The study showed significant negative correlations between memory capacity, time spent on the attention test (TSAT), calories burnt, and very active time duration (VATD) on the day before testing ( r = -0...
2018: Journal of Healthcare Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756972/dietary-patterns-physical-activity-body-mass-index-weight-related-behaviours-and-their-interrelationship-among-romanian-university-students-trends-from-2003-to-2016
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Lucia Maria Lotrean, Ovidiu Stan, Lencu Codruta, Valeria Laza
INTRODUCTION: promotion of a healthy diet and involvement in physical activity among young people has an important impact on their actual and future lifestyle, health and well being. OBJECTIVES: this study investigates dietary patterns, physical activity, body mass index (BMI) and weight-related behaviours as well as their interrelationship among Romanian university students. METHODS: the study used anonymous questionnaires and was performed in Cluj-Napoca, Romania in 2003 (n = 320) and 2016 (n = 320)...
January 19, 2018: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752250/mactive-smoke-a-prospective-observational-study-using-mobile-health-tools-to-assess-the-association-of-physical-activity-with-smoking-urges
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Luke G Silverman-Lloyd, Sina Kianoush, Michael J Blaha, Alyse B Sabina, Garth N Graham, Seth S Martin
BACKGROUND: Evidence that physical activity can curb smoking urges is limited in scope to acute effects and largely reliant on retrospective self-reported measures. Mobile health technologies offer novel mechanisms for capturing real-time data of behaviors in the natural environment. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to explore this in a real-world longitudinal setting by leveraging mobile health tools to assess the association between objectively measured physical activity and concurrent smoking urges in a 12-week prospective observational study...
May 11, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739733/one-step-forward-development-of-a-program-promoting-active-school-transportation
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Anna-Karin Lindqvist, Stina Rutberg
BACKGROUND: Physical activity promotes health and learning. However, up to 80% of the children in industrialized countries do not achieve the recommended level of daily physical activity. By encouraging children to use active school transportation (AST), it is possible to increase their overall physical activity. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this paper was to present the development of an AST intervention using Intervention Mapping (IM) to promote children's physical activity...
May 8, 2018: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29695600/brain-pathology-is-related-to-total-daily-physical-activity-in-older-adults
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Aron S Buchman, Robert J Dawe, Lei Yu, Andrew Lim, Robert S Wilson, Julie A Schneider, David A Bennett
OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that brain pathology is associated with total daily physical activity proximate to death in older adults. METHODS: We studied brain autopsies from 428 decedents of the Rush Memory and Aging Project. The quantity of all physical activity was measured continuously for up to 10 days with actigraphy (Actical; Philips Healthcare, Bend, OR). Multiple regression analyses controlling for age and sex were used to examine the relation of brain indexes to total daily physical activity and other clinical covariates proximate to death...
April 25, 2018: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682314/long-term-effects-of-daily-physical-education-throughout-compulsory-school-on-duration-of-physical-activity-in-young-adulthood-an-11-year-prospective-controlled-study
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Amanda Lahti, Björn E Rosengren, Jan-Åke Nilsson, Caroline Karlsson, Magnus K Karlsson
Objectives: We examined whether daily physical activity (PA) during compulsory school encourages children to be more physically active during the intervention and 4 years after termination of the programme. Methods: This prospective controlled intervention study followed the same 124 children (81 children in an intervention group and 43 controls) aged 7.7±0.6 (mean±SD) during a 7-year PA intervention and 4 years after the intervention when the children were 18...
2018: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678404/longer-sitting-time-and-low-physical-activity-are-closely-associated-with-chronic-low-back-pain-in-population-over-50-years-of-age-a-cross-sectional-study-using-the-sixth-korea-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey
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Sang-Min Park, Ho-Joong Kim, Hyunseok Jeong, Hyoungmin Kim, Bong-Soon Chang, Choon-Ki Lee, Jin S Yeom
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: There is increasing evidence supporting an association between sitting time and low back pain (LBP). However, the degree of the association between the total daily sitting time and LBP in the general population is poorly understood. PURPOSE: (1) To analyze the association between the duration of sitting time and LBP, and (2) to examine this association according to the degree of physical activity in population over 50 years of age with a nationally representative sample of Korean adults...
April 17, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673350/is-daily-physical-activity-affected-by-dynamic-hyperinflation-in-adults-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Daniela Savi, Marcello Di Paolo, Nicholas J Simmonds, Chiara Pascucci, Serena Quattrucci, Paolo Palange
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between dynamic hyperinflation and daily physical activity (DPA) in adults with cystic fibrosis (CF). METHODS: Thirty-four clinically stable CF were studied. All patients undertook incremental cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET). CPET-related measurements included: oxygen uptake (V'O2 ), carbon dioxide production (V'CO2 ), ventilatory profile, work rate (W), inspiratory capacity (IC), end-expiratory lung volume (EELV)...
April 19, 2018: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673340/active-commuting-to-and-from-university-obesity-and-metabolic-syndrome-among-colombian-university-students
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Antonio García-Hermoso, Andrea P Quintero, Enrique Hernández, Jorge Enrique Correa-Bautista, Mikel Izquierdo, Alejandra Tordecilla-Sanders, Daniel Prieto-Benavides, Carolina Sandoval-Cuellar, Katherine González-Ruíz, Emilio Villa-González, Robinson Ramírez-Vélez
BACKGROUND: There is limited evidence concerning how active commuting (AC) is associated with health benefits in young. The aim of the study was to analyze the relationship between AC to and from campus (walking) and obesity and metabolic syndrome (MetS) in a sample of Colombian university students. METHODS: A total of 784 university students (78.6% women, mean age = 20.1 ± 2.6 years old) participated in the study. The exposure variable was categorized into AC (active walker to campus) and non-AC (non/infrequent active walker to campus: car, motorcycle, or bus) to and from the university on a typical day...
April 19, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673245/the-association-of-locomotive-and-non-locomotive-physical-activity-measured-by-an-accelerometer-with-functional-fitness-in-healthy-elderly-men-a-pilot-study
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Hyejoon Park, Wonil Park, Moran Lee, Nayoung Ko, Eunkyung Kim, Kazuko Ishikawa-Takata, Jonghoon Park
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship of various aspects of daily physical activity, such as the number of steps, time spent in moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity (MVPA), and locomotive and non-locomotive MVPA measured by a triaxial accelerometer, with the functional fitness in healthy elderly men. METHODS: The subjects of this study were 22 healthy elderly men aged over 65 years. The participants wore a triaxial accelerometer for two weeks to estimate their daily physical activities...
March 30, 2018: Journal of Exercise Nutrition & Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671879/harnessing-mhealth-technologies-to-increase-physical-activity-and-prevent-cardiovascular-disease
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REVIEW
David I Feldman, W Theodore Robison, Justin M Pacor, Luke C Caddell, Erica B Feldman, Rachel L Deitz, Theodore Feldman, Seth S Martin, Khurram Nasir, Michael J Blaha
Cardiovascular prevention research has increasingly focused on mobile health (mHealth) technologies and their efficacy in helping individuals adhere to heart-healthy recommendations, including daily physical activity levels. By including the use of mHealth technologies in the discussion of physical activity recommendations, clinicians empower patients to play an active daily role in modifying their cardiovascular risk factor profile. In this review, we critically evaluate the mHealth and physical activity literature to determine how these tools may lower cardiovascular risk while providing real-time tracking, feedback and motivation on physical activity levels...
April 19, 2018: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664681/effect-of-bronchodilation-and-exercise-training-with-behavior-modification-on-exercise-tolerance-and-downstream-effects-on-symptoms-and-physical-activity-in-copd
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Thierry Troosters, François Maltais, Nancy Leidy, Kim L Lavoie, Maria Sedeno, Wim Janssens, Judith Garcia-Aymerich, Damijan Erzen, Dorothy De Sousa, Lawrence Korducki, Alan Hamilton, Jean Bourbeau
RATIONALE: Bronchodilation and exercise training (ExT) improve exercise tolerance in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); however, behavior modification is required to impact on daily physical activity (PA). OBJECTIVES: To assess whether tiotropium/olodaterol, ±ExT, would improve exercise endurance time (EET) and PA compared with placebo in patients participating in a self-management behavior-modification (SMBM) program. METHODS: A 12-week, randomized, partially double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group trial in patients with COPD (PHYSACTO®; NCT02085161)...
April 17, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649997/year-round-effects-of-a-four-week-randomized-controlled-trial-using-different-types-of-feedback-on-employees-physical-activity
#18
Karen Van Hoye, Anne I Wijtzes, Johan Lefevre, Stijn De Baere, Filip Boen
BACKGROUND: This follow-up study investigated the year-round effects of a four-week randomized controlled trial using different types of feedback on employees' physical activity, including a need-supportive coach intervention. METHODS: Participants (n = 227) were randomly assigned to a Minimal Intervention Group (MIG; no feedback), a Pedometer Group (PG; feedback on daily steps only), a Display Group (DG; feedback on daily steps, on daily moderate-to-vigorous physical activity [MVPA] and on total energy expenditure [EE]), or a Coaching Group (CoachG; same as DG with need supportive coaching)...
April 12, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642891/physical-activity-and-sedentary-behavior-legislation-in-canadian-childcare-facilities-an-update
#19
Leigh M Vanderloo, Patricia Tucker
BACKGROUND: Within the childcare sector, physical activity and sedentary behaviors are not legislated at a national level in Canada. Efforts have been undertaken to identify factors within childcare facilities which support and deter physical activity and sedentary behaviors. The purpose of this paper was to provide an amended review of the legislative landscape, at the provincial and territorial level, regarding physical activity and sedentary behaviors (via screen-viewing) in Canadian childcare centers...
April 11, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642755/successful-treatment-of-ventricular-arrhythmic-storm-with-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-and-catheter-ablation-in-a-patient-with-left-ventricular-assist-device
#20
Nihat Firat Sipahi, Arash Mehdiani, Diyar Saeed, Udo Boeken, Hisaki Makimoto, Artur Lichtenberg, Hannan Dalyanoglu
INTRODUCTION: Ventricular arrhythmias are common in patients with advanced heart failure, which may also persist after sufficient intensive therapy for heart failure even with a left ventricular assist device. Although most ventricular arrhythmias have no hemodynamic relevance during left ventricular assist device support, some patients suffer from right ventricular decompensation due to ventricular arrhythmias resulting in severe hemodynamic deterioration and poor clinical outcomes. METHODS: We describe herein an left ventricular assist device patient with refractory ventricular arrhythmic storm early after left ventricular assist device implantation...
April 1, 2018: International Journal of Artificial Organs
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