Diet & Exercise
The American College of Sports Medicine's (ACSM) annual survey reveals people are going back to basics to get fit in 2018.
A combination of self-care education, aerobic and strength-training exercise, and spinal manipulation therapy may provide greater pain relief and improved treatment satisfaction compared with exercise only in adolescents with low back pain.
Patients with colon cancer who adhere to ACS guidelines have may have an increased survival rate.
Tai chi interventions may be more effective at treating fibromyalgia than aerobic exercise.
Involvement in aerobic fitness activities helps adolescents and children increase lung volume as adults but does not improve airway caliber.
The investigators studied the association between abdominal fat, inflammation, and fitness by measuring body weight, dimensions, and blood samples.
The utility and effectiveness of wearable fitness devices are discussed in a clinician's opinion piece.
Cocoa, dark chocolate, and raw almonds may help improve lipid profiles in overweight individuals.
Relatively modest changes in population levels of exercise may have important public mental health beneﬁts and prevent a substantial number of new cases of depression.
Weight-loss diets low in fat and saturated fat consumption, with or without added exercise, may reduce the risk for all-cause mortality in obese adults.
A study found that individuals who workout in a group have a 26% lower stress rate and improved quality of life compared to people who work out by themselves.
Exercise and various combinations of interventions were associated with lower risk of injurious falls compared with usual care.
Evidence-based interventions needed to create wellness cultures and encourage healthy behavior change in NPs.
The vegan group had lost 15 pounds, on average, versus about one pound in the comparison group.
Equivalent health benefits were seen for active video games and laboratory-based exercise or field-based physical activity.
Trading two minutes of sitting for two minutes of light-intensity activity each hour lowered the risk of premature death by 33%.
Kids who watched more than one hour of television were more likely to be at unhealthy weights compared with those who watched less.
The most effective intervention for reducing the features of metabolic syndrome is dietary carbohydrate restriction.
Spending a long time during the day sitting increases the risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and death.
Intensive lifestyle modifications were associated with a decrease in atherosclerotic burden in both coronary and carotid vasculature systems.
Even in patients who exercise regularly, greater sedentary time is associated with an increased risk of adverse health outcomes.
The Grain Foods Foundation's Glenn Gaesser, PhD, discusses how whole grains benefit patients.
There were no significant protective effects noted for fiber, fruit, or vegetable intake on the risk of kidney stone recurrence in women with a history of stones.
Although men lost more weight than women, the evidence does not indicate that weight loss strategies should differ according to sex.
Setting realistic goals and establishing a time frame are just two tips for helping patients' health resolutions.
Restaurants that are part of a chain of 20 or more locations doing business under the same name will have to have list calorie content.
Of the 140 million American adults advised for weight-loss treatment, 83% could be considered for pharmacotherapy.
The USPSTF recommends primary-care providers refer or offer behavioral counseling for obese patients at risk of cardiovascular disease.
Patients who ate nuts regularly had reduced diabetes, fatal and nonfatal ischemic heart disease.
Steady weight-loss over two years was a stronger predictor of reducing diabetes risk, compared with six months of weight-loss.