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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427459/subjective-perceived-impact-of-tai-chi-training-on-physical-and-mental-health-among-community-older-adults-at-risk-for-ischemic-stroke-a-qualitative-study
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Guohua Zheng, Zhenyu Xiong, Xin Zheng, Junzhe Li, Tingjin Duan, Dalu Qi, Kun Ling, Lidian Chen
BACKGROUND: Evidence from quantitative studies suggest that Tai Chi produces a variety of health-related benefits, but few qualitative studies have investigated how older adults perceive the benefit of Tai Chi. The objective of the current study was to qualitatively evaluate the perceived benefits of Tai Chi practice among community older population. METHODS: This study was conducted with participants from a trial examining the effects of a 12-week Tai Chi training on ischemic stroke risk in community older adults (n = 170)...
April 20, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420999/functional-high-intensity-circuit-training-improves-body-composition-peak-oxygen-uptake-strength-and-alters-certain-dimensions-of-quality-of-life-in-overweight-women
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Billy Sperlich, Birgit Wallmann-Sperlich, Christoph Zinner, Valerie Von Stauffenberg, Helena Losert, Hans-Christer Holmberg
The effects of circuit-like functional high-intensity training (CircuitHIIT) alone or in combination with high-volume low-intensity exercise (Circuitcombined) on selected cardio-respiratory and metabolic parameters, body composition, functional strength and the quality of life of overweight women were compared. In this single-center, two-armed randomized, controlled study, overweight women performed 9-weeks (3 sessions·wk(-1)) of either CircuitHIIT (n = 11), or Circuitcombined (n = 8). Peak oxygen uptake and perception of physical pain were increased to a greater extent (p < 0...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417093/instability-resistance-training-for-health-and-performance
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REVIEW
Erika Zemková
Recently, resistance exercises performed on an unstable surface have become part of athletic training and rehabilitation. Accordingly, their role in performance and health-oriented strength training has increasingly emerged as a matter of interest to researchers and conditioning specialists. A more pronounced activation of stabilizing muscles is assumed to be the main feature of instability resistance exercises. This assumption has been proven by EMG studies, which have highlighted significantly greater electromyographic activity of trunk-stabilizing muscles during exercises under unstable as compared to stable conditions...
April 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404486/adherence-to-and-effects-on-physical-function-parameters-of-a-community-based-standardised-exercise-programme-for-overweight-or-obese-patients-carried-out-by-local-sports-clubs
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C Lackinger, J Wilfinger, J Mayerhofer, A Strehn, D Dick, T E Dorner
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the adherence to a sports-club-based standardised real-life exercise programme for overweight or obese patients. The effects on physical function parameters, anthropometry and quality of life were also assessed. STUDY DESIGN: Within this prospective cohort study data from patients in Austrian sports-club-based programmes were analysed. METHODS: Sports-club-based programmes were held twice a week and carried out by local trainers...
March 25, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394033/recovery-stress-patterns-and-low-back-pain-differences-in-pain-intensity-and-disability
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Jahan Heidari, Tobias Mierswa, Monika Hasenbring, Jens Kleinert, Claudia Levenig, Johanna Belz, Michael Kellmann
BACKGROUND: Recovery describes a restoring process influencing the health conditions of individuals but a potential link to low back pain (LBP) has not been scrutinized so far. Psychological strategies to deal with LBP have been considered within the biopsychosocial approach but substantial evidence regarding specific psychological underpinnings remains elusive. The current study aimed to compare individuals with different recovery-stress patterns (i.e. specific combinations of recovery/stress) regarding their pain and disability in the lower back...
April 10, 2017: Musculoskeletal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377397/experiences-participating-in-a-community-based-exercise-programme-from-the-perspective-of-people-living-with-hiv-a-qualitative-study
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Chantal A Montgomery, Katherine J Henning, Sarah R Kantarzhi, Tamar B Kideckel, Cheryl F M Yang, Kelly K O'Brien
OBJECTIVES: Our aim was to explore the experiences of engaging in a community-based exercise programme (CBEP) from the perspective of people living with HIV (PLWH). DESIGN: We conducted a descriptive qualitative study using semistructured interviews. SETTING: We recruited adults living with HIV who participated in a 16-week CBEP in Toronto, Canada. PARTICIPANTS: 11 participants, the majority men (64%), with a median age of 52 years, and living with a median of 5 concurrent health conditions in addition to HIV participated in the study...
April 4, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371935/self-rated-health-literacy-is-associated-with-exercise-frequency-among-adults-aged-50-in-ireland
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S Gibney, G Doyle
The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between self-rated health literacy and self-reported exercise frequency among people aged 50+ in Ireland. Data were from the European Health Literacy Survey (2011) a nationally representative, cross-sectional survey of adults aged 15+ from eight countries. Health literacy was measured using composite indices (0-50, low to high) in three domains: healthcare, disease prevention and health promotion. Participants reported how often they exercised for 30 min or longer in the month prior to survey...
March 21, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360096/the-microbiome-of-professional-athletes-differs-from-that-of-more-sedentary-subjects-in-composition-and-particularly-at-the-functional-metabolic-level
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Wiley Barton, Nicholas C Penney, Owen Cronin, Isabel Garcia-Perez, Michael G Molloy, Elaine Holmes, Fergus Shanahan, Paul D Cotter, Orla O'Sullivan
OBJECTIVE: It is evident that the gut microbiota and factors that influence its composition and activity effect human metabolic, immunological and developmental processes. We previously reported that extreme physical activity with associated dietary adaptations, such as that pursued by professional athletes, is associated with changes in faecal microbial diversity and composition relative to that of individuals with a more sedentary lifestyle. Here we address the impact of these factors on the functionality/metabolic activity of the microbiota which reveals even greater separation between exercise and a more sedentary state...
March 30, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357162/health-health-care-and-systems-science-emerging-paradigm
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REVIEW
Ivo Janecka
Health is a continuum of an optimized state of a biologic system, an outcome of positive relationships with the self and others. A healthy system follows the principles of systems science derived from observations of nature, highlighting the character of relationships as the key determinant. Relationships evolve from our decisions, which are consequential to the function of our own biologic system on all levels, including the genome, where epigenetics impact our morphology. In healthy systems, decisions emanate from the reciprocal collaboration of hippocampal memory and the executive prefrontal cortex...
February 15, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344847/exercise-self-efficacy-as-a-mediator-between-goal-setting-and-physical-activity-developing-the-workplace-as-a-setting-for-promoting-physical-activity
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Yoshie Iwasaki, Sumihisa Honda, Shuji Kaneko, Kazuhiro Kurishima, Ayumi Honda, Ayumu Kakinuma, Doosub Jahng
BACKGROUND: Physical activity (PA) is ranked as a leading health indicator and the workplace is a key setting to promote PA. The purpose of this study was to examine how goal-setting and exercise self-efficacy (SE) during a health promotion program influenced PA level among Japanese workers. METHODS: Using a cross-sectional study design, we surveyed 281 employees. The short version of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire was used to assess PA level...
March 2017: Safety and Health At Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330831/the-efficacy-of-internet-based-mindfulness-training-and-cognitive-behavioral-training-with-telephone-support-in-the-enhancement-of-mental-health-among-college-students-and-young-working-adults-randomized-controlled-trial
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Winnie Ws Mak, Floria Hn Chio, Amy Ty Chan, Wacy Ws Lui, Ellery Ky Wu
BACKGROUND: College students and working adults are particularly vulnerable to stress and other mental health problems, and mental health promotion and prevention are needed to promote their mental health. In recent decades, mindfulness-based training has demonstrated to be efficacious in treating physical and psychological conditions. OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to examine the efficacy of an Internet-based mindfulness training program (iMIND) in comparison with the well-established Internet-based cognitive-behavioral training program (iCBT) in promoting mental health among college students and young working adults...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317895/upregulation-of-skeletal-muscle-pgc-1%C3%AE-through-the-elevation-of-cyclic-amp-levels-by-cyanidin-3-glucoside-enhances-exercise-performance
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Toshiya Matsukawa, Hideko Motojima, Yuki Sato, Shinya Takahashi, Myra O Villareal, Hiroko Isoda
Regular exercise and physical training enhance physiological capacity and improve metabolic diseases. Skeletal muscles require peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma coactivator-1α (PGC-1α) in the process of their adaptation to exercise owing to PGC-1α's ability to regulate mitochondrial biogenesis, angiogenesis, and oxidative metabolism. Cyanidin-3-glucoside (Cy3G) is a natural polyphenol and a nutraceutical factor, which has several beneficial effects on human health. Here, the effect of Cy3G on exercise performance and the underlying mechanisms involved were investigated...
March 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278003/participant-experiences-and-perceptions-of-physical-activity-enhancing-interventions-for-people-with-physical-impairments-and-mobility-limitations-a-meta-synthesis-of-qualitative-research-evidence
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Toni L Williams, Jasmin K Ma, Kathleen A Martin Ginis
Disabled people face multiple personal, environmental and social barriers that interfere with leading a physically active lifestyle. Thus, there is an urgent need for behaviour change interventions to increase physical activity (PA) by specifically addressing the situations of disabled people, and barriers to participation. This original meta-synthesis of qualitative research was undertaken to explore participants' experiences and perceptions of PA-enhancing interventions for adults with physical impairments resulting in mobility limitations...
March 13, 2017: Health Psychology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274955/physical-activity-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease-and-associations-with-functional-outcomes
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Jan Müller, Tamara Amberger, Anika Berg, Daniel Goeder, Julia Remmele, Renate Oberhoffer, Peter Ewert, Alfred Hager
OBJECTIVE: Improved survival has yielded to growing importance of functional outcome measures in patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). This study applied the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) to assess self-reported physical activity (PA) in patients with CHD and their association with exercise capacity and health-related quality of life (HrQoL). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Prior to cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET), 786 consecutive patients (335 female, 31...
March 8, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271813/immune-response-to-exercise-during-growth
#15
Shlomit Radom-Aizik
Two papers were selected for this commentary. The first paper (Citation 1) suggests that a 10-week, moderate-intensity exercise program performed early after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is feasible in this fragile population, and might improve cell cytotoxicity by redistributing subpopulations of NK cells. This study adds to the growing evidence that enhancing immune cell surveillance (e.g., NK cells) in response to exercise could benefit cancer patients. The second paper (Citation 2) studied neutrophil-related mediators of oxidative stress and inflammatory cytokines in response to exercise in children compared with adults...
February 2017: Pediatric Exercise Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271804/exercise-and-cognition-2016
#16
Phillip D Tomporowski
Physical activity is purported to promote children's brain health and enhance mental development (1). Three studies were selected for review because of their focus on issues that challenge translational research applications in exercise pediatric science. While some disagreement exists concerning the definition of translational research, most suggest that translational interventions focus on the uptake, implementation, and sustainability of research findings within standard care (2). Translational researchers typically highlight differences that exist between efficacy experiments, which provide evidence that a specific intervention works, and effectiveness experiments, which show that the intervention will reap benefits under real-world conditions...
February 2017: Pediatric Exercise Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271799/resistance-exercise-and-youth-survival-of-the-strongest
#17
Avery Faigenbaum
Research evidence continues to define the unique health- and performance-related benefits of resistance exercise for children and adolescents. While the effectiveness of resistance exercise in increasing muscle strength and motor skill performance has been demonstrated repeatedly, current scientific evidence indicates that the right "dose" of resistance exercise can enhance physical performance in young athletes and reduce the risk of developing cardiometabolic disease. The papers discussed in this commentary add to our understanding of the potential benefits of youth resistance exercise by defining dose-response relationships for key training variables, exploring sex-specific adaptations to this type of training, and examining the relationship between muscular strength early in life and cardiometabolic risk later in life...
February 2017: Pediatric Exercise Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270597/interaction-between-plasma-fetuin-a-and-free-fatty-acids-predicts-changes-in-insulin-sensitivity-in-response-to-long-term-exercise
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Sindre Lee, Frode Norheim, Hanne L Gulseth, Torgrim M Langleite, Kristoffer J Kolnes, Daniel S Tangen, Hans K Stadheim, Gregor D Gilfillan, Torgeir Holen, Kåre I Birkeland, Jørgen Jensen, Christian A Drevon
The hepatokine fetuin-A can together with free fatty acids (FFAs) enhance adipose tissue (AT) inflammation and insulin resistance via toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4). Although some of the health benefits of exercise can be explained by altered release of myokines from the skeletal muscle, it is not well documented if some of the beneficial effects of exercise can be explained by altered secretion of hepatokines. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of interaction between fetuin-A and FFAs on insulin sensitivity after physical exercise...
March 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268134/physical-activity-restrictions-in-activity-and-body-mass-index-among-urban-children-with-persistent-asthma
#19
Heather Holderness, Nancy Chin, Deborah J Ossip, Maria Fagnano, Marina Reznik, Jill S Halterman
BACKGROUND: Asthma and obesity are public health problems that disproportionately affect underserved children. Urban children with asthma may be limited in their participation in physical activity, further increasing their risk for overweight. OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of overweight and obesity among high-risk children with persistent asthma, to assess physical activity and activity restrictions by level of asthma control, and to evaluate whether activity is associated with weight status...
April 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215384/enhance-%C3%A2-fitness-dissemination-and-implementation-2010-2015-a-scoping-review
#20
Miruna G Petrescu-Prahova, Thomas J Eagen, Sarah L Fishleder, Basia Belza
INTRODUCTION: Physical activity has many benefits for older adult physical and mental health. Enhance(®)Fitness (EF) is an evidence-based group exercise program delivered by community-based organizations. The purpose of this study was to review recent evidence on the dissemination and implementation of EF. METHODS: A scoping review of qualitative and quantitative studies with EF as main focus was conducted. CINAHL, PubMed, PubMed Central, SCOPUS, Web of Science, PsycINFO, and Google Scholar were searched between October and November 2015 for data-based studies on EF published in 2010-2015...
March 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
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