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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529971/a-comparative-effectiveness-trial-of-three-walking-self-monitoring-strategies
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Caroline R Richardson, David E Goodrich, Angela R Larkin, David Ronis, Robert G Holleman, Laura J Damschroder, Julie C Lowery
PURPOSE: Walking programs improve health outcomes in adults at risk for cardiovascular disease and self-monitoring strategies can improve adherence to such programs. The objective of this study was to determine if a six-month internet-based walking program using web-enhanced pedometers results in more weight loss than walking programs based on time or simple pedometer-step count goals in adults with or at risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). METHODS: This was a multi-site, randomized controlled trial of 255 male Veterans who were ambulatory, insufficiently active, BMI ≥ 28, and who reported 1 ≥ CVD risk factors...
November 2016: Translational Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521848/impacts-of-stocking-density-on-development-and-puberty-attainment-of-replacement-beef-heifers
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K M Schubach, R F Cooke, A P Brandão, K D Lippolis, L G T Silva, R S Marques, D W Bohnert
In all, 60 Angus×Hereford heifers were ranked by age and BW (210±2 days and 220±2 kg) on day 0, and assigned to: (a) one of three drylot pens (10×14 m pens; 10 heifers/pen) resulting in a stocking density of 14 m2/heifer (HIDENS; n=3), or (b) one of three pastures (25 ha pastures; 10 heifers/pasture), resulting in a stocking density of 25 000 m2/heifer (LOWDENS; n=3). Pastures were harvested for hay before the beginning of this experiment, and negligible forage was available for grazing to LOWDENS heifers during the experiment (days 0 to 182)...
May 19, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520625/the-relationship-between-weather-and-objectively-measured-physical-activity-among-individuals-with-copd
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Shea M Balish, Gail Dechman, Paul Hernandez, John C Spence, Ryan E Rhodes, Kerry McGannon, Chris Blanchard
PURPOSE: Although daily variation in weather impacts physical activity (PA) levels among relatively healthy individuals, it is largely unknown whether this relationship occurs for those living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The purpose of this study was to examine how daily variation in temperature, rain, and snow is related to objectively measured PA among patients with COPD, and whether demographic or clinical characteristics moderate these relationships. METHODS: Patients with COPD completed a questionnaire and wore a pedometer for 7 days at baseline, end of pulmonary rehabilitation (PR), and 3 and 9 months after completing PR (28 days in total)...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513541/promoting-healthy-lifestyle-and-well-being-in-adolescents-through-outdoor-physical-activity
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Karel Fromel, Michal Kudlacek, Dorota Groffik, Zbynek Svozil, Adam Simunek, Wieslaw Garbaciak
Health-enhancing physical activities (PA) performed outdoors could markedly contribute to the adoption of a healthy lifestyle in adolescence. The differences between PA preferences and actual opportunities for these PA are an issue that has received frequent attention. To date, the extent to which these differences are reflected in adolescents meeting PA recommendations and their well-being has not been explored. In total, 10,086 respondents took part in an on-line research project regarding PA preferences...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513384/pedometer-challenge
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Nurses put their best feet forward for a pedometer challenge during RCN congress.
May 17, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511642/impact-of-a-workplace-sit-less-move-more-program-on-efficiency-related-outcomes-of-office-employees
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Anna Puig-Ribera, Judit Bort-Roig, Maria Giné-Garriga, Angel M González-Suárez, Iván Martínez-Lemos, Jesús Fortuño, Joan C Martori, Laura Muñoz-Ortiz, Raimon Milà, Nicholas D Gilson, Jim McKenna
BACKGROUND: Few studies have examined the impact of 'sit less, move more' interventions on workplace performance. This study assessed the short and mid-term impacts of and patterns of change within, a 19-week workplace web-based intervention (Walk@WorkSpain; W@WS; 2010-11) on employees´ presenteeism, mental well-being and lost work performance. METHODS: A site randomised control trial recruited employees at six Spanish university campuses (n = 264; 42 ± 10 years; 171 female), assigned by worksite and campus to an Intervention (IG; used W@WS; n = 129; 87 female) or an active Comparison group (A-CG; pedometer, paper diary and self-reported sitting time; n = 135; 84 female)...
May 16, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504600/adding-pedometers-to-pulmonary-rehabilitation-did-not-result-in-greater-physical-activity-an-important-answer-but-what-was-the-question
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Carlos H Martinez
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 15, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494835/validation-of-the-simplified-chinese-character-version-of-the-international-physical-activity-questionnaire-long-form-in-urban-community-dwelling-adults-a-cross-sectional-study-in-hangzhou-china
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Yan Jun Ren, Meng Su, Qing Min Liu, Ya Yun Tan, Yu Kun DU, Li Ming Li, Jun Lyu
OBJECTIVE: To assess the test-retest reliability and criterion validity of the Simplified Chinese-character version of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire Long form (IPAQ-L) in urban community-dwelling adults in Hanghzou, China. METHODS: A total of 158 eligible participants aged 25-59 years from 6 neighbourhoods in two central districts of Hangzhou completed the IPAQ-L questionnaire twice within a 7-day interval. Half of the subjects wore pedometers during the first 7 days...
April 2017: Biomedical and Environmental Sciences: BES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490620/physical-activity-evaluation-in-children-with-congenital-heart-disease
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REVIEW
Christine Voss, Kevin C Harris
Significant advances in the management of children with congenital heart disease (CHD) have resulted in marked improvements in survival and life expectancy. Thus, there is an increased emphasis on promoting physical activity to optimise healthy development and long-term cardiovascular health. Evaluation of physical activity levels as part of ongoing clinical care is recommended to facilitate physical activity counselling and/or exercise prescription. Physical activity is a complex health behaviour that is challenging to evaluate...
May 10, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488834/the-efficacy-of-wearable-activity-tracking-technology-as-part-of-a-weight-loss-program-a-systematic-review
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Scott W Cheatham, Kyle R Stull, Mike Fantigrassi, Ian Motel
INTRODUCTION: The world obesity rate has increased over the past two decades. This problem has been linked to inactivity and lack of exercise among individuals which prompted the development of wearable activity tracking technology. This technology is commonly offered as a bracelet, watch, or pendent that provides feedback of daily activity such as total step count, heart rate, and energy expenditure. Despite the popularity of these devices, their efficacy to assist in behavior change and weight loss is still being studied...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487266/assessing-the-impact-of-a-novel-smartphone-application-compared-with-standard-follow-up-on-mobility-of-patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis-following-treatment-with-hylan-g-f-20-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Nebojsa Skrepnik, Andrew Spitzer, Roy Altman, John Hoekstra, John Stewart, Richard Toselli
BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a leading cause of disability in the United States. Although no disease-modifying therapies exist, patients with knee OA who increase walking may reduce risk of functional limitations. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study is to evaluate the impact of a mobile app (OA GO) plus wearable activity monitor/pedometer (Jawbone UP 24) used for 90 days on the mobility of patients with knee OA treated with hylan G-F 20. METHODS: Patients with knee OA aged 30 to 80 years who were eligible to receive hylan G-F 20 and were familiar with smartphone technology were enrolled in this randomized, multicenter, open-label study...
May 9, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487140/feasibility-and-efficacy-of-the-great-leaders-active-students-glass-program-on-children-s-physical-activity-and-object-control-skill-competency-a-non-randomised-trial
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Nicole Nathan, Rachel Sutherland, Mark R Beauchamp, Kristen Cohen, Ryan M Hulteen, Mark Babic, Luke Wolfenden, David R Lubans
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess the feasibility and efficacy of the Great Leaders Active StudentS (GLASS) program, a school-based peer-led physical activity and object control skill intervention. DESIGN: The study employed a quasi-experimental design. METHODS: The study was conducted in two elementary schools, one intervention and one comparison, in Newcastle, New South Wales (NSW), Australia from April to June 2015 (N=224 students)...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485449/a-smart-mobile-pouch-as-a-biomechanical-energy-harvester-towards-self-powered-smart-wireless-power-transfer-applications
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Arunkumar Chandrasekhar, Nagamalleswara Rao Alluri, M S P Sudhakaran, Young Sun Mok, Sang-Jae Kim
A Smart Mobile Pouch Triboelectric Nanogenerator (SMP-TENG) is introduced as a promising eco-friendly approach for scavenging biomechanical energy for powering next generation intelligent devices and smart phones. This is a cost-effective and robust method for harvesting energy from human motion, by utilizing worn fabrics as a contact material. The SMP-TENG is capable of harvesting energy in two operational modes: lateral sliding and vertical contact and separation. Moreover, the SMP-TENG can also act as a self-powered emergency flashlight and self-powered pedometer during normal human motion...
May 9, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484141/incentive-program-to-strengthen-motivation-for-increasing-physical-activity-via-conjoint-analysis
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Munehiro Matsushita, Kazuhiro Harada, Takashi Arao
Objectives Promoting physical activity is a key public health issue. Incentive programs have attracted attention as a technique for promoting physical activity. For the use of effective incentives, there is a need to clarify the most effective incentive program conditions for the promotion of physical activity. Therefore, the present study used the conjoint analysis to examine the effective incentive program conditions for strengthening the motivation to increase physical activity.Methods Data on 1,998 subjects (aged 40-74) were analyzed...
2017: [Nihon Kōshū Eisei Zasshi] Japanese Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481823/favorable-outcomes-using-an-ehealth-approach-to-promote-physical-activity-and-nutrition-among-young-african-women
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Beth A Staffileno, Christy C Tangney, Louis Fogg
BACKGROUND: Internet and mobile devices are widely used and provide alternative approaches for promoting healthy lifestyles, yet less information is available describing outcomes of these approaches when used with young African American (AA) women at risk for developing hypertension. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we evaluated a Web-based, culturally relevant lifestyle change intervention targeting AA women (referred to as the eHealth study). METHODS: African American women, aged 18 to 45 years, with untreated prehypertension and Internet access were eligible for a 12-week study that incorporated social cognitive theory strategies...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479955/the-accuracy-of-pedometers-in-measuring-walking-steps-on-a-treadmill-in-college-students
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Hannah M Husted, Tamra L Llewellyn
Pedometers are a popular way for people to track if they have reached the recommended 10,000 daily steps. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine the accuracy of four brands of pedometers at measuring steps, and to determine if a relationship exists between pedometer cost and accuracy. The hypothesis was that the more expensive brands of pedometers (the Fitbit Charge™ and Omron HJ-303™) would yield more accurate step counts than less expensive brands (the SmartHealth - Walking FIT™ and Sportline™)...
2017: International Journal of Exercise Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476118/-it-s-like-a-personal-motivator-that-you-carried-around-wi-you-utilising-self-determination-theory-to-understand-men-s-experiences-of-using-pedometers-to-increase-physical-activity-in-a-weight-management-programme
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Craig Donnachie, Sally Wyke, Nanette Mutrie, Kate Hunt
BACKGROUND: Self-monitoring using pedometers is an effective behaviour change technique to support increased physical activity (PA). However, the ways in which pedometers operate as motivational tools in adoption and maintenance of PA is not well understood. This paper investigates men's experiences of pedometers as motivational tools both during and after their participation in a 12-week group-based, weight management programme for overweight/obese men, Football Fans in Training (FFIT)...
May 5, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475760/evaluating-patients-walking-capacity-during-hospitalization-for-lung-cancer-resection%C3%A2
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Pedro A Esteban, Nieves Hernández, Nuria M Novoa, Gonzalo Varela
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to describe non-supervised daily physical activity in patients during the period immediately following anatomical lung resection. METHODS: The study was an observational study on 50 consecutive patients (33 men) admitted for anatomical lung resection over a 4-month period. All cases were approached using a minimally invasive technique. Patients were instructed by nursing and physiotherapy staff and asked to wear a portable pedometer (Omron HJ-720 T-E2) from admission until hospital discharge, excluding the day of the operation and the first hours in the recovery room...
May 4, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459605/objectively-measured-daily-life-physical-activity-of-moderate-to-severe-brazilian-asthmatic-women-in-comparison-to-healthy-controls-a-cross-sectional-study
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Cristina Martins Coelho, Larissa Almeida Campos, Fabiana Oliveira Pereira, Ranieri Monteiro Cardoso, Lucas Mendes Nascimento, Jessica Blanc Leite Oliveira, Lucas Ricardo Andrade, Erich Vidal Carvalho, Maycon Moura Reboredo, Bruno Valle Pinheiro
Considering the complex relationship between asthma symptoms and exercise, asthmatics are usually believed to be less active in daily life than healthy subjects. However, few studies have objectively assessed daily-life physical activity (DLPA) of asthmatic adults. OBJECTIVE: To objectively assess DLPA of a sample of Brazilian asthmatic women in comparison to healthy controls, and to investigate the associations between DLPA and asthma control, health-related quality of life, anxiety and depression levels, and the Six-minute walk test (6MWT) in this population...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440662/step-tracking-with-goals-increases-children-s-weight-loss-in-behavioral-intervention
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Amanda E Staiano, Robbie A Beyl, Daniel S Hsia, Amber R Jarrell, Peter T Katzmarzyk, Savarra Mantzor, Robert L Newton, Patrice Tyson
BACKGROUND: This study examined the influence of step goals with pedometers to improve children's weight loss, physical activity, and psychosocial health during obesity treatment. METHODS: Overweight and obese children ages 8-17 years (n = 105) participated in a 10-week family-based weight management intervention, including physical activity, nutrition, and behavioral modification. A quasi-experimental design was used to group eight cohorts into three conditions: no pedometer (n = 24), pedometer only (n = 25), and pedometer with step goals (i...
April 25, 2017: Childhood Obesity
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