Exercise & Fitness

Physical activity's effect on cancer mortality

Physical activity's effect on cancer mortality

Exercise may not only prevent cancer from developing, but it may also reduce the risk of death after cancer is diagnosed.

A tip for encouraging exercise

A tip for encouraging exercise

Patients should be encouraged to incorporate daily exercise into their treatment regimen.

To combat prediabetes, brisk walking may be superior to jogging

To combat prediabetes, brisk walking may be superior to jogging

Patients with prediabetes who briskly walked saw greater improvements in oral glucose tolerance compared with those who jogged.

Exercise during pregnancy does not increase preterm birth risk

Exercise during pregnancy does not increase preterm birth risk

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Women who participated in an aerobic exercise program 3 to 4 times per week during their pregnancies were not likely to give birth prematurely.

Physical activity tied to mortality risk in patients with COPD

Physical activity tied to mortality risk in patients with COPD

Patients with COPD who engaged in moderate to vigorous physical activity were 47% less likely to die 12 months after hospitalization.

Body fat percentage, physical fitness are better predictors of mortality and diabetes risk than BMI

Body fat percentage, physical fitness are better predictors of mortality and diabetes risk than BMI

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High body weight percentage may increase mortality, and poor physical fitness in youth can increase diabetes risk later in life.

Very high, very low physical activity increases heart failure risk

Very high, very low physical activity increases heart failure risk

Extremely high and low amounts of physical activity increase heart failure risk in men.

Older adults with healthy lifestyle have lower heart failure risk

Older adults with healthy lifestyle have lower heart failure risk

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Older adults who exercise, drink moderately, don't smoke, and have a healthy weight have a lower risk of heart failure.

Preventing 
hyponatremia

Preventing 
hyponatremia

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During exercise, people should drink when they are thirsty to prevent hyponatremia.

Is the powder in The Color Run safe?

Is the powder in The Color Run safe?

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Themed races like The Tough Mudder and The Color Run are all over social media, but do they put participants at unnecessary risk?

Exercise and healthy birth weight

Exercise and healthy birth weight

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Exercising regularly during pregnancy may be associated with lower birth weight.

Aerobic exercise may help reduce asthma severity

Aerobic exercise may help reduce asthma severity

Improved airway function in those who had more vigorous workouts

Black urine after a spinning class

Black urine after a spinning class

After taking a spinning exercise class, a woman developed acute kidney injury.

Nurse practitioners important health, wellness role models

Nurse practitioners important health, wellness role models

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Evidence-based interventions needed to create wellness cultures and encourage healthy behavior change in NPs.

Nonprescription approaches to metabolic syndrome

Nonprescription approaches to metabolic syndrome

Metabolic syndrome can be managed using changes in diet and exercise.

Duration, not intensity, reduces geriatric coronary heart disease risk

Duration, not intensity, reduces geriatric coronary heart disease risk

The predicted risk of heart attack or death increased 1% for every 25 to 30 minutes that a patient was sedentary.

Moderate exercise cuts women's risk of heart disease, stroke

Moderate exercise cuts women's risk of heart disease, stroke

Moderate exercise was defined as being active enough to cause sweating or increased heart rate, and included walking, gardening, and cycling.

Aerobic exercise may improve motor function, mood after stroke

Aerobic exercise may improve motor function, mood after stroke

Forced exercise was particularly effective in improving motor function and quality of life.

Psoriasis patients less likely to exercise

Psoriasis patients less likely to exercise

Less likely to engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity, especially those with severe disease

Prolonged sitting linked to adverse health

Prolonged sitting linked to adverse health

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Spending a long time during the day sitting increases the risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and death.

Being sedentary may be worse than being obese

Being sedentary may be worse than being obese

Exercise that burns between 90 and 100 calories per day could reduce the risk of early death by 16% to 30%.

Can exercise help patients with Parkinson disease?

Can exercise help patients with Parkinson disease?

Minimally supervised exercise programs benefited patients with milder Parkinson disease.

Daily activity staves off Parkinson disease

Daily activity staves off Parkinson disease

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Moderate, daily physical activity has been linked to a decreased risk of Parkinson disease.

Physical activity may detect cardiometabolic risk

Physical activity may detect cardiometabolic risk

Compared with consistently inactive patients, consistently active and irregularly active patients had lower fasting glucose, and had favorable random glucose and hemoglobin A1c.

Cardiovascular benefits from yoga comparable to walking

Cardiovascular benefits from yoga comparable to walking

No significant difference in heart health benefit was found between patients who practiced yoga compared with patients who walked for exercise.

Running may lower Alzheimer-related mortality risk

Running may lower Alzheimer-related mortality risk

Patients who ran more than 15.3 miles per week had a 40% reduced risk of dying from Alzheimer disease.

Jogging effective for combating physical decline in seniors

Jogging effective for combating physical decline in seniors

Senior patients who jogged at least 30 minutes three times a week were less likely to have age-related physical decline.

Genetic factors affect impact of exercise on type 2 diabetes risk

Genetic factors affect impact of exercise on type 2 diabetes risk

Exercise does not provide its usual benefit against diabetes in patients with high genetic risk for developing type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance.

Physical activity tied to lower heart-failure risk

Physical activity tied to lower heart-failure risk

Leisure-time physical activity was inversely related to risk of developing heart failure in this study from Circulation: Heart Failure.

Increasing activity, decreasing sitting reduces obesity risks

Increasing activity, decreasing sitting reduces obesity risks

The combined effect of high physical activity and low leisure time sitting suggests a substantially reduced risk of developing obesity.

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