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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324699/low-vigorous-physical-activity-is-associated-with-increased-adrenocortical-reactivity-to-psychosocial-stress-in-students-with-high-stress-perceptions
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Markus Gerber, Sebastian Ludyga, Manuel Mücke, Flora Colledge, Serge Brand, Uwe Pühse
OBJECTIVES: The pathways by which physical activity impacts on participants' health are still not fully understood. The purpose of the present study was to go beyond existing research by combining methods from survey-based and experimental stress research, and by examining whether the potential of vigorous physical activity (VPA) to attenuate physiological and psychological stress responses is moderated by participants' subjective stress perception. METHODS: The sample consisted of 42 undergraduate students (M=21...
March 6, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270378/assessing-the-quality-of-mobile-exercise-apps-based-on-the-american-college-of-sports-medicine-guidelines-a-reliable-and-valid-scoring-instrument
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Yi Guo, Jiang Bian, Trevor Leavitt, Heather K Vincent, Lindsey Vander Zalm, Tyler L Teurlings, Megan D Smith, François Modave
BACKGROUND: Regular physical activity can not only help with weight management, but also lower cardiovascular risks, cancer rates, and chronic disease burden. Yet, only approximately 20% of Americans currently meet the physical activity guidelines recommended by the US Department of Health and Human Services. With the rapid development of mobile technologies, mobile apps have the potential to improve participation rates in exercise programs, particularly if they are evidence-based and are of sufficient content quality...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187143/the-relation-between-exercise-and-glaucoma-in-a-south-korean-population-based-sample
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Shuai-Chun Lin, Sophia Y Wang, Louis R Pasquale, Kuldev Singh, Shan C Lin
PURPOSE: To investigate the association between exercise and glaucoma in a South Korean population-based sample. DESIGN: Population-based, cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 11,246 subjects, 40 years and older who underwent health care assessment as part of the 2008-2011 Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. METHODS: Variables regarding the duration (total minutes per week), frequency (days per week), and intensity of exercise (vigorous, moderate exercise and walking) as well as glaucoma prevalence were ascertained for 11,246 survey participants...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131780/physical-activity-levels-and-counseling-by-health-care-providers-in-cancer-survivors
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Yelena N Tarasenko, Eric A Miller, Chen Chen, Nancy E Schoenberg
Physical activity guidelines for cancer survivors issued by the American Cancer Society and the American College of Sports Medicine emphasize the essential role of a health care provider (HCP) in counseling cancer survivors to achieve healthier lifestyles. However, research has not established whether HCP's recommendations to engage in physical activity are associated with increased physical activity levels of cancer survivors. The study examines this potential association using the 2005 and 2010 National Health Interview Survey data...
January 26, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113566/moving-real-exergaming-engines-on-the-web-the-webfitforall-case-study-in-an-active-and-healthy-ageing-living-lab-environment
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Evdokimos Konstantinidis, Giorgos Bamparopoulos, Panagiotis Bamidis
Exergames have been the subject of research and technology innovations for a number of years. Different devices and technologies have been utilized to train the body and the mind of senior people or different patient groups. In the past we presented FitForAll, the protocol efficacy of which was proven through widely taken (controlled) pilots with more than 116 seniors for a period of two months. The current piece of work, expands this and, presents the first truly web exergaming platform, which is solely based on HTML5 and JavaScript without any browser plugin requirements...
April 27, 2016: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943255/self-reported-physical-activity-levels-of-older-cancer-survivors-results-from-the-2014-national-health-interview-survey
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Yelena Tarasenko, Chen Chen, Nancy Schoenberg
OBJECTIVES: To examine adherence to the American College of Sports Medicine and American Cancer Society guidelines on leisure-time aerobic and muscle-strengthening physical activity (PA) of older cancer survivors. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study based on the 2014 National Health Interview Survey. SETTING: United States. PARTICIPANTS: Young-old (65-74) (n = 627), old-old (≥75) (n = 656), and middle-aged (45-64) (n = 786) cancer survivors and adults without cancer (n = 18,369), stratified according to the same age groups...
December 9, 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930278/for-love-not-money-the-financial-implications-of-surgical-fellowship-training
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Paul M Inclan, Adam S Hyde, Michael Hulme, Jeffrey E Carter
Surgical residents cite increased income potential as a motivation for pursuing fellowship training, despite little evidence supporting this perception. Thus, our goal is to quantify the financial impact of surgical fellowship training on financial career value. By using Medical Group Management Association and Association of American Medical Colleges physician income data, and accounting for resident salary, student debt, a progressive tax structure, and forgone wages associated with prolonged training, we generated a net present value (NPV) for both generalist and subspecialist surgeons...
September 2016: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870795/achieving-equity-in-physical-activity-participation-acsm-experience-and-next-steps
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Rebecca E Hasson, David R Brown, Joan Dorn, Lisa Barkley, Carol Torgan, Melicia Whitt-Glover, Barbara Ainsworth, Nicole Keith
There is clear and consistent evidence that regular physical activity is an important component of healthy lifestyles and fundamental to promoting health and preventing disease. Despite the known benefits of physical activity participation, many people in the United States remain inactive. More specifically, physical activity behavior is socially patterned with lower participation rates among women; racial/ethnic minorities; sexual minority youth; individuals with less education; persons with physical, mental, and cognitive disabilities; individuals >65 yr of age; and those living in the southeast region of the United States...
April 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857272/clinical-approach-for-patient-centered-physical-activity-assessment-and-interventions
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Allica Austin, Shamsha Damani, Therese Bevers
BACKGROUND: A physical activity algorithm for adults was created with the aim of reducing patients' barriers for physical activity by providing healthcare professionals with a standardized process to guide clinical discussions on physical activity to reduce the risk of chronic diseases, specifically cancer. OBJECTIVES: The physical activity algorithm was designed as an applicable process that could be adopted in many professional settings with the mission to provide relevant, safe, and appropriate physical activity interventions...
December 1, 2016: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849117/metabolic-responses-to-a-loaded-movement-training-workout
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Derek N Vandenbrink, Nicholas J Petrella, Eric V Neufeld, Brett A Dolezal, Daniel P Maclennan
BACKGROUND: Few studies have investigated the metabolic demands of functional exercise. We determined the oxygen cost, heart rate (HR) response, and energy expenditure (EE) both during and immediately following a loaded movement training (LMT) workout. METHODS: Ten participants (5 male, age = 23.5 ± 3.7 years, VO2peak = 53.3 ± 6.4 ml∙kg-1∙min- 1) completed baseline resting metabolic rate testing, a maximal oxygen uptake (VO2) test, and a familiarization trial...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766132/physical-fitness-and-self-image-an-evaluation-of-the-exercise-self-schema-questionnaire-using-direct-measures-of-physical-fitness
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Jafra D Thomas, J Mark Vanness, Bradley J Cardinal
The purpose of this study was to perform a construct validity assessment of Kendzierski's exercise self-schema theory questionnaire using objective measures of health-related physical fitness. This study tested the hypothesis that individuals with an exercise self-schema would possess significantly greater physical fitness than those who did not across three domains of health-related physical fitness: Body composition, cardiovascular fitness, and upper-body muscular endurance. Undergraduate student participants from one private university on the west coast of the United States completed informed consent forms and the exercise self-schema questionnaire within a classroom setting or at an on-campus outside tabling session...
2016: International Journal of Exercise Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761219/personal-trainer-demographics-current-practice-trends-and-common-trainee-injuries
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Gregory R Waryasz, Alan H Daniels, Joseph A Gil, Vladimir Suric, Craig P Eberson
Increasing emphasis on maintaining a healthy lifestyle has led many individuals to seek advice on exercise from personal trainers. There are few studies to date that evaluate personal trainer education, practice trends, and injuries they have seen while training clients. A survey was distributed to personal trainers using Survey Monkey® (Palo Alto, CA, USA) with 605 personal trainers accessing the survey. An exercise related bachelor's degree was held by 64.2% of survey participants and a certification in personal training by 89...
September 19, 2016: Orthopedic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755257/measurement-of-functional-capacity-requirements-of-farmers-implications-for-a-cardiac-rehabilitation-training-program
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Shannon Jordan, Justin Karcher, Rebecca Rogers, Kathleen Kennedy, Anne Lawrence, Jenny Adams
PURPOSE: Updated cardiac rehabilitation (CR) and return-to-work guidelines from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) now include specificity of training for industrial athletes (exercise training that involves the muscle groups, movements, and energy systems that these patients use during occupational tasks). However, many CR facilities do not apply this principle, relying instead on the traditional protocol that consists primarily of aerobic exercise. This study was conducted to measure the metabolic cost of typical farming tasks and to compare 2 methods of calculating training intensities...
March 2017: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752983/frequency-the-overlooked-resistance-training-variable-for-inducing-muscle-hypertrophy
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Scott J Dankel, Kevin T Mattocks, Matthew B Jessee, Samuel L Buckner, J Grant Mouser, Brittany R Counts, Gilberto C Laurentino, Jeremy P Loenneke
The principle of progressive overload must be adhered to for individuals to continually increase muscle size with resistance training. While the majority of trained individuals adhere to this principle by increasing the number of sets performed per exercise session, this does not appear to be an effective method for increasing muscle size once a given threshold is surpassed. Opposite the numerous studies examining differences in training loads and sets of exercise performed, a few studies have assessed the importance of training frequency with respect to muscle growth, none of which have tested very high frequencies of training (e...
October 17, 2016: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27707681/-heart-disease-in-sports-horses-current-recommendations-of-the-2014-acvim-eceim-consensus-statement
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C Schwarzwald
Heart murmurs and arrhythmias are common in horses. Assessment of their clinical relevance concerning health, performance, safety and longevity of sports horses is of highest importance. A comprehensive cardiovascular examination is crucial for diagnosis and assessment of the severity of disease. Recently, an expert panel of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) and the European College of Equine Internal Medicine (ECEIM) developed a consensus statement containing recommendations for sports horses with heart disease...
October 2016: Schweizer Archiv Für Tierheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27660545/office-exercise-training-to-reduce-and-prevent-the-occurrence-of-musculoskeletal-disorders-among-office-workers-a-hypothesis
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Ardalan Shariat, Shamsul Bahri Mohd Tamrin, Manohar Arumugam, Mahmoud Danaee, Rajesh Ramasamy
Pain in specific areas of the body (including the lower back, neck, and shoulders) due to extended periods of sitting and inactivity is the most widespread musculoskeletal disorder worldwide and has consequences that are both socio-economic and personal. This condition is particularly prevalent in industrialised countries, affecting roughly 70% to 80% of adults at some point in their lives; approximately 1% of the U.S. population is chronically disabled by this type of pain disorder. A practical way to reduce the prevalence of musculoskeletal pain among office workers would have a significant positive impact...
July 2016: Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences: MJMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27629403/the-warwick-agreement-on-femoroacetabular-impingement-syndrome-fai-syndrome-an-international-consensus-statement
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D R Griffin, E J Dickenson, J O'Donnell, R Agricola, T Awan, M Beck, J C Clohisy, H P Dijkstra, E Falvey, M Gimpel, R S Hinman, P Hölmich, A Kassarjian, H D Martin, R Martin, R C Mather, M J Philippon, M P Reiman, A Takla, K Thorborg, S Walker, A Weir, K L Bennell
The 2016 Warwick Agreement on femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) syndrome was convened to build an international, multidisciplinary consensus on the diagnosis and management of patients with FAI syndrome. 22 panel members and 1 patient from 9 countries and 5 different specialties participated in a 1-day consensus meeting on 29 June 2016. Prior to the meeting, 6 questions were agreed on, and recent relevant systematic reviews and seminal literature were circulated. Panel members gave presentations on the topics of the agreed questions at Sports Hip 2016, an open meeting held in the UK on 27-29 June...
October 2016: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27619205/neighborhood-environment-correlates-of-physical-activity-and-sedentary-behavior-among-latino-adults-in-massachusetts
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Valerie J Silfee, Milagros C Rosal, Meera Sreedhara, Vilma Lora, Stephenie C Lemon
BACKGROUND: U.S. Latinos experience high rates of cardio-metabolic diseases and have high rates of physical inactivity and sedentary behavior. Understanding the environmental factors associated with physical activity and sedentary behaviors among Latinos could inform future interventions. The purpose of this study is to explore the neighborhood environment correlates of physical activity and sedentary behavior in a sample of U.S. Latino adults. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of 602 Latino adults in Lawrence, MA...
September 13, 2016: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27612056/relationship-of-aerobic-fitness-with-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-firefighters
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Seyed Mohammad Seyedmehdi, Mirsaeed Attarchi, Afsaneh Safar Cherati, Shokoufeh Hajsadeghi, Ramin Tofighi, Hamidreza Jamaati
BACKGROUND: Epidemiological studies on the general population have shown that increased physical activity and aerobic fitness (AF) significantly decrease the risk of coronary artery disease. Finding ways to decrease such risk factors can promote the health of firefighters. METHODS: This study was conducted in a large industrial facility in Tehran. AF assessment and submaximal aerobic fitness testing of participants were performed according to the guidelines of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)...
September 27, 2016: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27556385/analysis-of-agreement-between-cardiac-risk-stratification-protocols-applied-to-participants-of-a-center-for-cardiac-rehabilitation
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Ana A S Santos, Anne K F Silva, Franciele M Vanderlei, Diego G D Christofaro, Aline F L Gonçalves, Luiz C M Vanderlei
BACKGROUND: Cardiac risk stratification is related to the risk of the occurrence of events induced by exercise. Despite the existence of several protocols to calculate risk stratification, studies indicating that there is similarity between these protocols are still unknown. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the agreement between the existing protocols on cardiac risk rating in cardiac patients. METHOD: The records of 50 patients from a cardiac rehabilitation program were analyzed, from which the following information was extracted: age, sex, weight, height, clinical diagnosis, medical history, risk factors, associated diseases, and the results from the most recent laboratory and complementary tests performed...
July 2016: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
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