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Articles tagged ‘physical activity’

November 24, 2015

Fitness level and CV risk in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max) levels are alarmingly low in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, higher levels being associated with a better cardiovascular (CV) profile in this population, according to a study published recently in Rheumatology.1

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September 30, 2015

Yoga – the missing link to stroke rehabilitation?

Evidence-based lifestyle interventions such as yoga have a role to play in addressing the unmet psychological, social and spiritual needs after a stroke, according to a review by Dr Maarten Immink (University of South Australia) published online recently on The Conversation.1

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June 26, 2015

Moderate physical activity “as good as giving up smoking”

30 minutes of physical activity ¬– irrespective of its intensity – six days a week is linked to a 40% lower risk of death from any cause among elderly men, according to research published recently in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.1

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May 28, 2015

Elderly mortality reduced with more physical activity

Risk of death for the elderly decreases with greater and more regular exercise, according to a study in a French cohort of more than 1,000 elderly subjects (the PROOF study) presented recently at EuroPRevent 2015.1

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May 28, 2015

Nurses and junior doctors way ahead in activity levels

Even a busy job may not provide enough exercise to meet current activity recommendations for the prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a study reported recently at the EuroPRevent congress in Lisbon.

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March 27, 2015

Football training an effective weight loss programme

Men who participated in a Football Fans in Training (FFIT) scheme lost more than nine times as much weight as those who did not take part in the programme, according to results published recently in Public Health Research.1 Participants also benefited from reduced waist size less body fat and lower blood pressure, say the authors.

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September 26, 2014

Walking or cycling to work improves wellbeing

Walking or cycling to work is better for people’s mental health than driving to work, according to a study published recently1 in Preventive Medicine.

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November 20, 2013

Cardiovascular disease risk in diabetes linked to physical activity

The risk of cardiovascular complications in people with type 2 diabetes is directly related to the frequency and duration of physical exercise, according to results of a large follow-up study1 published recently in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. Notably, those with low levels of physical activity had a 70% greater risk of cardiovascular death than those with higher levels.

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June 20, 2013

Dog owners may reduce CVD risk

Pet ownership, particularly dog ownership, may be associated with decreased cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, according to an American Heart Association (AHA) scientific statement, published recently in Circulation.1

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February 28, 2013

Sitting less more important than exercise to reduce T2DM

Individuals at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2DM) would benefit from being told to sit less and move around more often, rather than simply exercising regularly, according to a study published recently in Diabetologia.1

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