A study published in the journal Clinical Rehabilitation over the summer has reported the positive effects a 12 week community based exercise class can have on patients with MS. 20 patients with MS underwent a 60 minute twice weekly class based on mobility, balance and strengthening exercises. This was compared to the 12 MS patients [...]
Two research studies published this week suggest that physical activity may protect against signs of brain aging in people in their 70’s, and that there is also a link with lower rates of dementia in people over the age of 90. The first study which was published in this month’s Neurology, entitled “Neuroprotective lifestyles and [...]
The objective of this study was to examine the effectiveness of exercise interventions in preventing bone loss and fractures in postmenopausal women. Forty-three RCTs (27 new in this update) with 4320 participants met the inclusion criteria. The most effective type of exercise intervention on bone mineral density (BMD) for the neck of femur appears to [...]
Evidence that exercise combats osteoporosis has been strengthened by a Cochrane review, published on 22 July. The research confirms that exercise reduces women’s risk of developing the brittle-bone condition after menopause. ‘All types of exercise programmes slow the loss of bone mineral density and slightly reduce the risk of fracture in postmenopausal women,’ said Prof [...]
The influence of periodized resistance training on recreationally active males with chronic nonspecific low back pain.
The most common musculoskeletal health issue is chronic nonspecific low back pain (CLBP). CLBP increases pain and disability, which reduces quality of life (QoL). Generally, pain, disability, and QoL are improved with a moderate volume and intensity of physical activity. Recently, periodized resistance training (PRT) was shown to be effective at improving CLBP in sedentary [...]
The Program for Arthritis Control through Education and Exercise, PACE-Ex™, is an arthritis self-management program incorporating principles and practice of self-management, goal setting and warm water exercise. The purpose of this program review is to examine the impact of PACE-Ex on participants’ self-efficacy for condition management, self-management behaviours, goal achievement levels and self-reported disability, pain [...]
Effects of a Group-Based Exercise and Educational Program on Physical Performance and Disease Self-Management in Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Randomized Controlled Study.
Evidence supports the use of educational and physical training programs for people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of a group-based exercise and educational program on the physical performance and disease-self-management of people with RA. Design This was a randomized controlled trial. Setting The study was conducted [...]
Effects of High-Intensity Resistance Training on Strength, Mobility, Balance, and Fatigue in Individuals With Multiple Sclerosis: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Resistance exercise via negative, eccentrically induced work (RENEW) has been shown to be associated with improvements in strength, mobility, and balance in multiple clinical populations. However, RENEW has not been reported for individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS). Nineteen individuals with MS (8 men, 11 women; age mean = 49 ± 11 years; Expanded Disability Status [...]
The aim of this study was to examine changes in indirect markers of muscle damage during 3 weeks of stretch-shortening exercise with a progressively increasing load and continued modulation of various key training variables. Eight healthy untrained men performed a drop-jump programme involving a progressive increase in load impact with respect to the number of [...]
The objective of the study was to evaluate the effect of a resistance exercise program with an elastic band on insulin requirement and glycemic control in patients with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). Sixty-four patients with gestational diabetes mellitus were randomly assigned into 2 groups: an exercise group (EG; n = 32) and a control group [...]