The American Heart Association has issued evidence-based recommendations for implementing non-dietary and non-drug based BP-lowering treatments.
Expending the same amount of energy walking or running yielded similar reductions in risk for coronary heart disease and diabetes.
Only about 11% of the estimated 79 million Americans who had prediabetes in 2009-2010 identified as such.
Patients who participated in yoga therapy had fewer AF symptoms and significant improvements in quality-of-life scores, depression and anxiety.
Researchers identify seven myths and six presumptions perpetuated in social media and scientific literature.
Combining exercise with statin treatment substantially lowered mortality risk among middle-aged patients with dyslipidemia compared with either method alone.
Compared with traditional cardiac rehabilitation, Pilates improves functional exercise capacity.
Moderate intensity aerobic exercise may improve neurocognitive function and inhibitory control in children with ADHD.
Men and women who exercised more had lower incidence of chronic conditions later in life.
Greater investment in information technology correlates with increases in obesity.
A lifestyle-integrated approach is effective in reducing the rate of falls in older, high-risk people living at home.
Two studies confirm the benefits of exercise in diabetes prevention and management.
A time-restricted eating regimen appears to be a useful nonpharmacologic strategy against obesity and associated diseases.
The addition of a pedometer-based physical activity intervention to a smoking cessation program increased quit rates in teenagers, particularly in boys.
If obesity were to remain at 2010 levels, savings over next 20 years would be $549.5 billion.
Low nutritional test score, poor mobility, advanced disease predict early death after chemo initiation
No differences were found between those who exercised or those who rested on any outcome measure, including pain, disability, general health and global assessment, after 10 weeks or one year.
Symptom-guided therapy relieves back pain and improves outcomes for patients with severe sciatica.
Previously sedentary older adults who took up swimming experienced a drop in systolic BP, and an increase in carotid artery compliance.
Bariatric surgery for diabetes management offers a quick fix, but does not address the underlying behaviors that cause the disease in the first place.
Positive change in fitness or fatness can reduce the risk for cholesterol, hypertension and metabolic syndrome.
A simple model for change can help you effectively reevaluate your patient's progress towards lifestyle modifications in the new year.
Two large studies have underscored the benefits of yoga for people suffering from low back pain.
Obese children who lose weight as adults have the same risk for developing heart disease as people who were never obese at all, results from a meta-analysis indicate.
Pediatric primary care clinicians should set aside time each visit to discuss obesity prevention with parents and the importance of establishing healthy lifestyle habits at a young age.
What is the best choice for cardioprotection in a woman aged 75 years with episodic symptomatic angina, MI one year earlier and a sensitivity to nitroglycerin patches and spray?
News reports featuring the pregnant Chicago marathoner have caused many to question the safety of exercising during pregnancy. Midwife and runner, Robyn Carlisle, MSN, CNM, WHNP, explains the benefits and offers guidelines.
If current trends continue, researchers predict that there will be as many as 65 million more obese people in the United States in 2030 compared with 2010, resulting in substantial increases in health care costs.
What are the consequences of elevated homocysteine in young asymptomatic patients with and without comorbidities?
Amenorrhea can be a tricky problem to diagnose and treat due to myriad etiologies and clinical presentations.