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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730888/preoperative-exercise-training-prevents-functional-decline-after-lung-resection-surgery-a-randomized-single-blind-controlled-trial
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Raquel Sebio García, Maria Isabel Yáñez-Brage, Esther Giménez Moolhuyzen, Marta Salorio Riobo, Ana Lista Paz, Jose María Borro Mate
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects of a preoperative pulmonary rehabilitation programme in patients with lung cancer undergoing video-assisted thoracic surgery. DESIGN: Randomized, single-blind controlled trial. SETTING: Teaching hospital. SUBJECTS: Patients with suspected or confirmed lung cancer undergoing video-assisted thoracic surgery. INTERVENTION: Participants were randomized to either a prehabilitation group or a control group...
August 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727649/variables-affecting-intra-abdominal-pressure-during-lifting-in-the-early-postpartum-period
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Yvonne Hsu, Robert Hitchcock, Stefan Niederauer, Ingrid E Nygaard, Janet M Shaw, Xiaoming Sheng
OBJECTIVES: Intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) may contribute to pelvic floor health, although the direction and magnitude of such an effect, if any, are not yet known. Identifying individual characteristics, and in particular modifiable factors, associated with higher IAP during recovery from vaginal childbirth might serve to mitigate early pelvic floor dysfunction. The aim of this study was to identify characteristics associated with maximal IAP during lifting in postpartum primiparous women who delivered vaginally...
July 20, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723812/effects-of-12-weeks-resistance-training-on-sprint-and-jump-performance-in-competitive-adolescent-rugby-union-players
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Simon K Harries, David R Lubans, Anthony Buxton, Thomas H J MacDougall, Robin Callister
Sprint performance is an important characteristic for success in many sports, including rugby union. Resistance training is used to increase muscular fitness (i.e. strength, endurance and power) and may also be effective for improving sprint and jump performances. The aims of this study were to examine the effects of resistance training using two different periodized programs (linear and daily undulating) on sprint and jump performance and explore relationships between performance measures. Sixteen male (16...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717389/sexual-selection-reinforces-a-higher-flight-endurance-in-urban-damselflies
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Nedim Tüzün, Lin Op de Beeck, Robby Stoks
Urbanization is among the most important and globally rapidly increasing anthropogenic processes and is known to drive rapid evolution. Habitats in urbanized areas typically consist of small, fragmented and isolated patches, which are expected to select for a better locomotor performance, along with its underlying morphological traits. This, in turn, is expected to cause differentiation in selection regimes, as populations with different frequency distributions for a given trait will span different parts of the species' fitness function...
August 2017: Evolutionary Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713522/the-effect-of-motivational-interviewing-based-intervention-using-self-determination-theory-on-promotion-of-physical-activity-among-women-in-reproductive-age-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Seyed Saeed Mazloomy Mahmoodabad, Nooshin Rouhani Tonekaboni, Rabiollah Farmanbar, Hossein Fallahzadeh, Tahereh Kamalikhah
BACKGROUND: Physical activity (PA) prevents chronic diseases. Self-determination theory (SDT) provides a useful framework to understand the nature of motivational interviewing (MI). OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the effect of MI-based intervention using SDT on the promotion of PA among women in reproductive age. METHODS: Seventy women in reproductive age were selected by clustering sampling method for this randomized controlled trial...
May 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712260/effects-of-an-integrated-health-care-program-for-children
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Ok Hyun Kim, Jin Kyung Park
PURPOSE: This study examined the effects of an integrated health care program in elementary school students. METHODS: The integrated program comprised exercises (3-4 times/week) and six sessions on nutritional and psychological education. Anthropometric measurements were recorded before the intervention. Additionally, physical fitness, dietary habits, nutrition knowledge, and psychological changes were assessed before and after the program. RESULTS: In total, 29% of the subjects were overweight and obese before the intervention (32% boys and 26% girls)...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Exercise Nutrition & Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704072/effects-of-active-videogame-and-sports-play-and-active-recreation-for-kids-physical-education-on-children-s-health-related-fitness-and-enjoyment
#7
Han Chen, Haichun Sun
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study was to compare the effects of a Kinect active videogame (AVG) and the Sports, Play, and Active Recreation for Kids (SPARK) intervention in improving children's health-related fitness and physical activity (PA) enjoyment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 65 students from both third and fourth grade in a rural elementary school participated in the study. The third graders (N = 29, mean age = 9.1 years, 10 boys, mean body mass index [BMI] = 20...
July 13, 2017: Games for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698596/aerobic-fitness-associates-with-mnemonic-discrimination-as-a-mediator-of-physical-activity-effects-evidence-for-memory-flexibility-in-young-adults
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Kazuya Suwabe, Kazuki Hyodo, Kyeongho Byun, Genta Ochi, Takemune Fukuie, Takeshi Shimizu, Morimasa Kato, Michael A Yassa, Hideaki Soya
A physically active lifestyle has beneficial effects on hippocampal memory function. A potential mechanism for this effect is exercise-enhanced hippocampal plasticity, particularly in the dentate gyrus (DG). Within hippocampal memory formation, the DG plays a crucial role in pattern separation, which is the ability to discriminate among similar experiences. Computational models propose a theoretical hypothesis that enhanced DG-mediated pattern separation leads to "memory flexibility"-a selective improvement in the ability to overcome moderate levels of mnemonic interference...
July 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694186/the-role-of-exercise-in-atrial-fibrillation-prevention-and-promotion-finding-optimal-ranges-for-health
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Adrian D Elliott, Benjamin Maatman, Michael S Emery, Prashanthan Sanders
The cardiovascular benefits of regular exercise have been well described, including a significant reduction in cardiovascular morbidity and mortality for those meeting recommended guidelines. Yet the impact of physical activity on the incidence of atrial fibrillation (AF) has been less clear. This review seeks to define the optimal dose and duration for the prevention and treatment of AF. In doing so, we review the evidence that supports a decline in AF risk for those who achieve a weekly physical activity dose slightly above the current recommended guidelines...
July 7, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684703/western-and-mediterranean-dietary-patterns-and-physical-activity-and-fitness-among-spanish-older-adults
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Maria Del Mar Bibiloni, Alicia Julibert, Emma Argelich, Raquel Aparicio-Ugarriza, Gonzalo Palacios, Antoni Pons, Marcela Gonzalez-Gross, Josep A Tur
Objectives: To assess prevailing food patterns, and its association with physical activity and fitness among Spanish older adults. Methods: Cross-sectional study in Spain, collecting data from a sample (n = 380; 54% female) aged 55-80 years (men) and 60-80 years (women) with no previously documented cardiovascular disease. Body weight, body fat and waist circumference were assessed. Physical activity performed was measured using the Minnesota Leisure-time Physical Activity Questionnaire (LTPA). Physical fitness was assessed using a validated physical fitness test battery...
July 6, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684597/dynamic-hyperinflation-and-exercise-limitations-in-obese-asthmatic-women
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Palmira Gabriele Ferreira, Patricia Duarte Freitas, Aline Grandi Silva, Desiderio Cano Porras, Rafael Stelmach, Alberto Cukier, Frederico Leon Arrabal Fernandes, Mílton A Martins, Celso R F Carvalho
Obese individuals and patients with asthma can develop dynamic hyperinflation (DH) during exercise; however, no previous study has investigated DH as a factor associated with reduced exercise capacity in obese asthmatic women. The aim of the present study was to examine the occurrence of DH and exercise limitations in obese asthmatics. Obese grade II (obese group (Ob-G); BMI 35-39.9 kg/m2; n=36) and non-obese (non-obese group (NOb-G); BMI 18.5-29.9 kg/m2; n=18) asthmatic patients performed a cardiopulmonary test to quantify peak VO2 and a submaximal exercise test to assess DH...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682184/-women-and-active-life-an-extended-tpb-based-multimedia-software-to-boost-and-sustain-physical-activity-and-fitness-of-iranian-women
#12
Zeinab Gholamnia-Shirvani, Fazlollah Ghofranipour, Reza Gharakhanlou, Anoshirvan Kazemnejad
Inactivity is prevalent in women, although regular physical activity (PA) has significant health benefits. Health education interventions based on multimedia software and the extended Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) with planning may be efficacious in promoting PA. This randomized controlled trial, conducted in 2014, aimed to evaluate theory-based multimedia for increasing and maintaining PA and fitness of 130 military personnel's wives in Tehran, Iran. We randomly selected respondents by multi-stage cluster sampling...
July 6, 2017: Women & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680799/hybrid-spiral-dynamic-bacteria-chemotaxis-algorithm-with-application-to-control-two-wheeled-machines
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K M Goher, A M Almeshal, S A Agouri, A N K Nasir, M O Tokhi, M R Alenezi, T Al Zanki, S O Fadlallah
This paper presents the implementation of the hybrid spiral-dynamic bacteria-chemotaxis (HSDBC) approach to control two different configurations of a two-wheeled vehicle. The HSDBC is a combination of bacterial chemotaxis used in bacterial forging algorithm (BFA) and the spiral-dynamic algorithm (SDA). BFA provides a good exploration strategy due to the chemotaxis approach. However, it endures an oscillation problem near the end of the search process when using a large step size. Conversely; for a small step size, it affords better exploitation and accuracy with slower convergence...
2017: Robotics and Biomimetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662925/the-best-in%C3%A2-vitro-conditions-for-two-and-three-parallel-stenting-during-endovascular-aneurysm-repair
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Gaspar Mestres, Xavier Yugueros, Ana Apodaka, Rodrigo Urrea, Savino Pasquadibisceglie, Xavier Alomar, Vincent Riambau
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to identify which endograft-parallel stent combinations and which degree of oversizing result in the most adequate fit in a juxtarenal abdominal aneurysmal neck, when using a double or triple parallel-stent (chimney) technique. METHODS: In vitro silicon, juxtarenal, abdominal aortic aneurysmal neck models of different diameters, with two and three side-branches (simulating both the renal and superior mesenteric arteries), were constructed...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662319/effect-of-primary-preventive-examination-with-cardiorespiratory-fitness-test
#15
Šárka Kunzová, Jindřich Fiala, Pavel Řimák, Petr Kaňovský
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore the potential of free comprehensive primary preventive examination (CPPE) combined with cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) test in terms of its attractiveness for general population and moreover to evaluate the induced behavioural changes. The main focus was on physical activity behaviour (PA). METHODS: In 2009-2013, 250 people (100 men, 150 women) aged 18-65 years were examined. CPPE included assessment of health status and lifestyle, CRF test and individualized counselling...
June 2017: Central European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659838/the-robust-running-ape-unraveling-the-deep-underpinnings-of-coordinated-human-running-proficiency
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REVIEW
John Kiely
In comparison to other mammals, humans are not especially strong, swift or supple. Nevertheless, despite these apparent physical limitations, we are among Natures most superbly well-adapted endurance runners. Paradoxically, however, notwithstanding this evolutionary-bestowed proficiency, running-related injuries, and Overuse syndromes in particular, are widely pervasive. The term 'coordination' is similarly ubiquitous within contemporary coaching, conditioning, and rehabilitation cultures. Various theoretical models of coordination exist within the academic literature...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658087/physical-fitness-characteristics-of-high-versus-low-performers-on-an-occupationally-specific-physical-agility-test-pat-for-patrol-officers
#17
J Jay Dawes, Keston Lindsay, Jennifer Bero, Craig Elder, Charlie Kornhauser, Ryan Holmes
Law enforcement agencies frequently use Physical Ability Tests (PAT) as a method of evaluating occupational performance. These tests are designed to replicate essential occupational tasks frequently performed by officers in the field. The purpose of this study was to determine if significant relationships exist between the selected physical fitness tests and PAT performance, and to determine which of these tests best differentiates between high and low PAT performers. Full-time highway patrol officers (n= 495) submitted self-reported anthropometric data (mean age = 39...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658073/monitoring-changes-in-power-speed-agility-and-endurance-in-elite-cricketers-during-the-off-season
#18
Chris Bishop, Ross Herridge, Anthony Turner
The purpose of this study was to monitor changes in power, speed, agility and endurance in elite cricketers during the 20-week off-season period. Fourteen elite male cricketers (age 26.2 ± 5.3years; height 180.8 ± 8.5cm; mass 83.5 ± 6.7kg) conducted a physical testing battery in week 1 and week 18 of the off-season period. The testing included a yoyo intermittent recovery test (yoyo IRT), bilateral and unilateral countermovement jumps (CMJ), squat jump (SJ), broad jump (BJ), drop jump (to calculate reactive strength index - [RSI]), pro agility and 5, 10, 20m sprint tests...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651393/-a-cross-section-study-on-physical-endurance-level-in-primary-and-middle-school-students-in-china-2014
#19
R Tian, Z H Wang, Y H Dong, Z P Yang, J Ma
Objective: To understand the physical endurance level of primary and middle school students in China in 2014, and identify the factors influencing students'physical endurance. Methods: Data were collected from"National School Student Physical Fitness and Health Surveillance in 2014" , a total of 142 708 primary and middle school students with complete information were included in the analysis. The age, gender and area specific failure rates of endurance running of students were analyzed, the differences were analyzed with χ(2) test, and the factors influencing students' physical endurance were identified with log-binomial regression model...
May 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650351/changes-in-health-and-fitness-in-firefighter-recruits-an-observational-cohort-study
#20
David J Cornell, Stacy L Gnacinski, Barbara B Meyer, Kyle T Ebersole
PURPOSE: To observe longitudinal changes in health and fitness among firefighter recruits. METHODS: Body composition, aerobic capacity, muscular power, muscular strength, and muscular endurance measures were longitudinally collected among 27 male firefighter recruits (mean ± SD, age = 29.9 ± 4.1 yrs; height = 179.8 ± 4.6 cm; body mass = 87.2 ± 9.7 kg) at the beginning (W1) and end (W14) of their firefighter training academy, as well as at the end of their probationary period (W38)...
June 22, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
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