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Aug 01, 2021 Issue
Physical Activity and the Prevention of Depression [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
Physical activity appears to be associated with a lower risk of developing depression and depressive symptoms.
This study found that a greater number of daily steps was significantly associated with lower all-cause mortality.
Help older patients set individual goals for increasing their physical activity and reducing sedentary time. Aerobic, resistance, flexibility, and balance exercises are recommended.
Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation reduces cardiovascular mortality and hospitalization. There is no evidence that it reduces the rates of total mortality, myocardial infarctions, coronary artery bypass grafts, or percutaneous coronary interventions.
Aug 1, 2016 Issue
Exercise to Improve Functioning in Patients with Dementia [FPIN's Help Desk Answers]
Exercise programs lasting at least two months moderately increase the ability of patients with dementia to perform ADLs.
Review the components of this multidisciplinary program that improves daily function and reduces mortality risk in persons with cardiovascular disease.
Land-based exercise programs reduce knee pain and improve quality of life and physical function following treatment in patients with knee osteoarthritis.
Regular exercise for up to seven or more hours per week (including low-intensity and high-intensity aerobics, jogging, cycling, and swimming) is not associated with increased rates of miscarriage in the first to mid-second trimesters. Patients may continue bending and lifting at work, because these ...
Sep 1, 2014 Issue
Exercise Programs for Older Patients with Dementia [Cochrane for Clinicians]
There is some evidence that exercise improves cognitive function and the ability to perform activities of daily living in patients with dementia.
Case Study: G.H., a 35-year-old woman, presents for a routine preventive visit. She has no chronic illnesses or significant family history of disease. She does not smoke, but admits she does not exercise regularly or eat a very healthy diet. She drinks a moderate amount of alcohol.