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María Medrano, Cristina Cadenas-Sanchez, Celia Álvarez-Bueno, Iván Cavero-Redondo, Jonatan R Ruiz, Francisco B Ortega, Idoia Labayen
The main purposes of this study were to elucidate the effects of supervised-exercise training (ET) interventions on hepatic fat content and on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) prevalence in children and adolescents and to provide information about the optimal ET prescription (type, intensity, volume, and frequency) needed to reduce hepatic fat content in youths. Supervised-ET interventions performed in children and adolescents (6-19 years) that provided results of exercise effects on hepatic fat content or NAFLD prevalence were included...
February 13, 2018: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
Eduardo Caldas Costa, Joceline Cássia Ferezini de Sá, Nigel Keith Stepto, Ingrid Bezerra Barbosa Costa, Luiz Fernando Farias-Junior, Simone da Nóbrega Tomaz Moreira, Elvira Maria Mafaldo Soares, Telma Maria Araújo Moura Lemos, Rodrigo Alberto Vieira Browne, George Dantas Azevedo
PURPOSE: To investigate the effects of a supervised aerobic exercise training intervention on health-related quality of life (HRQL), cardiorespiratory fitness, cardiometabolic profile, and affective response in overweight/obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). METHODS: Twenty-seven overweight/obese inactive women with PCOS (body mass index, BMI ≥ 25 kg/m; aged from 18 to 34 years) were allocated into an exercise group (n = 14) and a control group (n = 13)...
February 13, 2018: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Kathy Do, Ruth E Brown, Sean Wharton, Chris I Ardern, Jennifer L Kuk
Background: Previous literature suggests the beneficial effects of fitness on abdominal obesity may be attenuated in obesity and abolished in severe obesity. It is unclear whether the beneficial association between fitness and health is similarly present in those with mild and severe obesity. Methods: Patients from the Wharton Medical Clinic ( n = 853) completed a clinical examination and maximal treadmill test. Patients were categorized into fit and unfit based on age- and sex-categories and body mass index (BMI) class (mild: ≤ 34...
2018: BMC Obesity
Liam McAuliffe, Gaynor C Parfitt, Roger G Eston, Caitlin Gray, Hannah A D Keage, Ashleigh E Smith
 Background: Exercise adherence in already low-active older adults with and without mild cognitive impairment (MCI) remains low. Perceptual regulation and exergaming may facilitate future exercise behaviour by improving the affective experience, however evidence that this population can perceptually regulate is lacking. To explore this, we investigated 1) perceptual regulation of exercise intensity during either exergaming or regular ergometer cycling and 2) explored affective responses...
2018: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation
Sofia Evaristo, Carla Moreira, Rute Santos, Luís Lopes, Sandra Abreu, César Agostinis-Sobrinho, José Oliveira-Santos, Jorge Mota
Background In adolescence there are several biological and physiological changes associated with overweight and obesity. Objective The purpose of this study was to analyze the associations between health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and body mass index (BMI) in adolescents. Methods This is a cross-sectional analysis of 957 Portuguese adolescents (446 girls and 511 boys) aged 12-18 years. A series of variables were collected: (a) HRQoL was assessed using the KIDSCREEN-10 questionnaire; (b) socioeconomic status (SES) was measured using the Family Affluence Scale; (c) body composition (weigh, height) were measured and BMI was calculated and, (d) pubertal stage was assessed with Tanner stages; (e) the 20-m shuttle-run was used to estimate cardiorespiratory fitness...
February 12, 2018: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
Meghan K Edwards, Paul D Loprinzi
PURPOSE: Limited research has evaluated the independent and additive associations of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA), sedentary behavior (SB), and cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) with metabolic syndrome, which was the purpose of this study. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. SETTING: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2003 to 2004. SAMPLE: Three hundred seven adults aged 20 to 49 years. MEASURES: Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and SB were assessed via accelerometer, whereas CRF was assessed via submaximal treadmill testing...
March 2018: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Stanley Sai-Chuen Hui, Yao Jie Xie, Ron Chi-Wai Kwok, Eric Wing-Cheung Tam, Winnie Wing Sze Mak, Phoenix Kit-Han Mo
INTRODUCTION: Hong Kong is a highly urbanised city where many people work long hours. The limited time and lack of professional instruction are the typical barriers to exercise. The purpose of this study is to test the effectiveness of an information technology-based lifestyle intervention programme on improving physical activity (PA) level and health status in a sample of middle-aged Hong Kong adults. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: A two-arm parallel randomised controlled trial named 'Follow Your Virtual Trainer' will be conducted among 200 physically inactive Chinese adults aged from 40 to 65 years...
February 3, 2018: BMJ Open
Eric Rivas, David N Herndon, Martha L Chapa, Janos Cambiaso-Daniel, Victoria G Rontoyanni, Ileana L Gutierrez, Kevin Sanchez, Shauna Glover, Oscar E Suman
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Females have a 50% increased risk of death from burn injury compared to males. However, whether exercise capacity and exercise induced training adaptations differ between burned boys and girls is unknown. This project tested the hypothesis that girls with burns have lower exercise capacity and different exercise induced training adaptations. METHODS: Twenty-five girls were matched to 26 boys (mean, 95%CI; years 13 [12,14], cm 151 [143,161], kg 54 [45,63]; each P>0...
February 8, 2018: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
Josianne Rodrigues-Krause, Mauricio Krause, Alvaro Reischak-Oliveira
Context • Dancing has been used as a form of exercise to improve functional and metabolic outcomes during aging. The field lacks randomized, clinical trials (RCTs) evaluating metabolic outcomes related to dance interventions, but dancing may be a form of exercise that could induce positive effects on the metabolic health of older adults. However, primary studies seem very heterogonous regarding the trial designs, characteristics of the interventions, the methods for outcomes assessments, statistical powers, and methodological quality...
February 10, 2018: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
Ross D Pollock, Niharika A Duggal, Norman R Lazarus, Janet M Lord, Stephen D R Harridge
Sedentary time (ST) and moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) are associated with cardiometabolic health. Cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) is also implicated but often overlooked in health recommendations. This study assessed the relationships between ST, MVPA, CRF and cardiometabolic health in highly active older individuals. 125 healthy amateur cyclists aged 55 to 79 years had their ST and MVPA levels assessed by actigraphy over a 7 day period. CRF was assessed using a maximal effort cycle ergometry test to determine VO2max with results normalised to both body mass and fat free mass measured by DXA...
February 10, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
Keith Tolfrey, Julia Kirstey Zakrzewski-Fruer, Alice Emily Thackray
Two publications were selected because they are excellent representations of studies examining different ends of the exercise-sedentary behavior continuum in young people. The first study is an acute response study with 13 mixed-sex, mid to late adolescents presenting complete data from 4 different randomized experimental crossover conditions for analyses. Continuous glucose monitoring showed that interrupting prolonged continuous sitting with body-weight resistance exercises reduced the postprandial glucose concentration compared with a time-matched uninterrupted period of sitting...
February 9, 2018: Pediatric Exercise Science
Taryn Davidson, Baruch Vainshelboim, Peter Kokkinos, Jonathan Myers, Robert Ross
BACKGROUND: Although both cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and physical activity (PA) are associated with mortality, whether they are associated with all-cause mortality independent of each other is unclear. METHODS: CRF was assessed by a maximal exercise test and PA was measured by self-report in 8,171 male veterans. The predictive power of CRF and PA, along with clinical variables, was assessed for all-cause mortality during a mean (±SD) follow-up 8.7 (4.4) years during which there were 1,349 deaths...
February 2018: American Heart Journal
Simon Green, Christopher D Askew
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February 8, 2018: Journal of Applied Physiology
Amanda L Hannan, Wayne Hing, Vini Simas, Mike Climstein, Jeff S Coombes, Rohan Jayasinghe, Joshua Byrnes, James Furness
Background: Aerobic capacity has been shown to be inversely proportionate to cardiovascular mortality and morbidity and there is growing evidence that high-intensity interval training (HIIT) appears to be more effective than moderate-intensity continuous training (MICT) in improving cardiorespiratory fitness within the cardiac population. Previously published systematic reviews in cardiovascular disease have neither investigated the effect that the number of weeks of intervention has on cardiorespiratory fitness changes, nor have adverse events been collated...
2018: Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine
Alejandro Santos-Lozano, Javier Ramos, Alejandro Alvarez-Bustos, Blanca Cantos, Lidia B Alejo, Itziar Pagola, Ana Soria, Constanza Maximiano, Carmen Fiuza-Luces, Luisa Soares-Miranda, Alejandro Lucia, Ana Ruiz-Casado
PURPOSE: Breast cancer (BC) survivors are becoming increasingly predisposed to cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality. Low cardiorespiratory fitness and physical activity (PA) levels, as well as high values of adiposity indices, contribute to CVD risk. We evaluated adiposity, cardiorespiratory profile, and PA levels in two independent cohorts of BC survivors. METHODS: Data were collected from two groups (99% women) from different areas of Madrid (Spain): group 1, n = 110, age 51...
February 5, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
L Omar Rivera, Jessica Danielle Ford, Meredith Marie Hartzell, Todd Allan Hoover
PURPOSE: To examine whether Army community members participating in a best-practice based workplace health promotion program (WHPP) experience goal-moderated improvements in health-related outcomes. DESIGN: Pretest/posttest outcome evaluation examining an autonomously participating client cohort over 1 year. SETTING: Army Wellness Center facilities on 19 Army installations. PARTICIPANTS: Army community members sample (N = 5703), mostly Active Duty Soldiers (64%)...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Shenghui Tuan, Hungtzu Su, Yijen Chen, Minhui Li, Yunjen Tsai, Chunhan Yang, Kolong Lin
Peak metabolic equivalent (MET) is the most reliable indicator of cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF). The aim of this study was to examine the association between CRF indicated by peak MET and body mass index (BMI) or fat mass index (FMI) in Taiwanese children and adolescents (C-A). Data of 638 C-A aged 10-18 that received symptom-limited treadmill exercise testing was analyzed. Anthropometry-body composition was measured by vector bioelectrical impedance analysis. BMI was defined as body weight (kg)/body height (m)² and FMI was defined as fat mass (kg)/body height (m)²...
February 4, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Magnus J Hagnäs, Timo A Lakka, Timo H Mäkikallio, Sudhir Kurl, Kai Savonen, Rainer Rauramaa, Jari A Laukkanen
BACKGROUND: We studied the independent and joint associations of leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) and cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) with the risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD) among middle-aged men. METHODS: The participants were 2656 randomly selected men aged 42-60 years at baseline who were followed for 19 years. LTPA was assessed using a questionnaire modified from the Minnesota LTPA Questionnaire and CRF using a respiratory gas exchange analyzer during maximal exercise test...
December 11, 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
James L Devin, David G Jenkins, Andrew T Sax, Gareth I Hughes, Joanne F Aitken, Suzanne K Chambers, Jeffrey C Dunn, Kate A Bolam, Tina L Skinner
INTRODUCTION: Deteriorations in cardiorespiratory fitness (V˙o2peak) and body composition are associated with poor prognosis after colorectal cancer treatment. However, the optimal intensity and frequency of aerobic exercise training to improve these outcomes in colorectal cancer survivors is unknown. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This trial compared 8 weeks of moderate-intensity continuous exercise (MICE; 50 minutes; 70% peak heart rate [HRpeak]; 24 sessions), with high-intensity interval exercise (HIIE; 4 × 4 minutes; 85%-95% HRpeak) at an equivalent (HIIE; 24 sessions) and tapered frequency (HIIE-T; 16 sessions) on V˙o2peak and on lean and fat mass, measured at baseline, 4, 8, and 12 weeks...
January 11, 2018: Clinical Colorectal Cancer
Marcos Meseguer Zafra, Eliseo García-Cantó, Pedro Luis Rodríguez García, Juan José Pérez-Soto, Pedro Juan Tárraga López, Andrés Rosa Guillamón, M Loreto Tarraga López
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to assess the influence of a physical exercise program on VO2max in sedentary subjects with cardiovascular risk factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The sample was composed of 214 patients (80 males, 134 females) with an average age of 52 years, who were referred to a physical exercise program from 2 primary care centres of Spanish southeast. It was implemented a 10 week program (3 training×1h/week) combining strength with cardiorespiratory fitness...
January 29, 2018: Clínica e Investigación en Arteriosclerosis
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