ITEMS IN AFP WITH KEYWORD:
Physical training lasting for at least 20 to 30 minutes, two to three times a week for at least six weeks, improves physical fitness in patients with asthma. Physical training is not associated with worsening of asthma symptoms, and it improves health-related quality of life.
Feb 1, 2012 Issue
Exercise for Treatment of the Vasomotor Symptoms of Menopause [Cochrane for Clinicians]
Although menopausal women who exercise are less likely to report vasomotor symptoms than those who do not, there is insufficient evidence that counseling women to exercise is more effective than no treatment or hormone therapy for vasomotor symptoms of menopause.
Few older adults in the United States achieve the minimum recommended amount of physical activity. Lack of physical activity contributes to many chronic diseases that occur in older adults, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes mellitus, lung disease, Alzheimer disease, hypertension, and cancer....
Physical activity improves cardiovascular fitness in persons older than 55 years. Cognitive speed and auditory and visual attention are increased in healthy older adults who exercise.
Every year in the United States, at least 250,000 deaths are attributed to lack of physical activity. Because of the health benefits of physical activity, national guidelines recommend participation in 30 minutes of accumulated moderate-intensity physical activity such as walking fast on five or mor...
Numerous guidelines recommend physical therapy for the management of musculoskeletal conditions. However, specific recommendations are lacking concerning which exercises and adjunct modalities to use. Physical therapists use various techniques to reduce pain and improve mobility and flexibility. The...
Jul 15, 2007 Issue
AHA Releases Statement on Physical Activity Interventions [Practice Guidelines]
The American Heart Association (AHA) has released a summary statement on physical activity interventions with the aim to provide an overview of their population-wide impact.
Jul 1, 2007 Issue
Exercise for Older Patients Who Are Acutely Hospitalized [Cochrane for Clinicians]
The effects of exercise interventions on functional outcomes are unclear, but there is a trend toward functional improvement. Multidisciplinary interventions that include exercise also show several other benefits, including reduction in length of hospitalization and hospital costs; these benefits ha...
May 1, 2007 Issue
Exercise is an Effective Intervention in Overweight and Obese Patients [Cochrane for Clinicians]
Exercise leads to a weight loss of 1 lb, 2 oz to 16 lb, 12 oz (0.5 to 7.6 kg), compared with a 3-oz (0.1-kg) weight loss to a weight gain of 1 lb, 9 oz (0.7 kg) with no treatment. Patients participating in higher-intensity exercise lose 3 lb, 5 oz (1.5 kg) more than those participating in low-intens...
Feb 1, 2007 Issue
The Role of Exercise in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes [Cochrane for Clinicians]
Regular exercise reduces A1C levels, adiposity, and triglyceride levels. However, no research has definitively proved a benefit of exercise on patient-oriented outcomes such as diabetes-related morbidity and mortality.