Exercise Prescription

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.

Dec 15, 2006 Issue
Strength Training Levels Fall Short of National Goal [Practice Guidelines]

A report released by the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) shows that more U.S. men and women are currently engaging in strength training than in 1998, but the percentage of those who train at least twice per week is significantly lower than the national objective of 30 percent by 2010.

Aug 1, 2006 Issue
Exercise and Older Patients: Prescribing Guidelines [Article]

A combination of aerobic activity, strength training, and flexibility exercises, plus increased general daily activity can reduce medication dependence and health care costs while maintaining functional independence and improving quality of life in older adults. However, patients often do not benefi...

Sep 15, 2004 Issue
Behavioral Interventions to Modify Physical Activity [Practice Guidelines]

Aug 1, 2004 Issue
Exercise-Based Rehabilitation for Coronary Heart Disease [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Cardiac rehabilitation based on exercise alone and comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation reduce all-cause mortality by about one third. It is unclear which type of rehabilitation is more beneficial.

May 1, 2003 Issue
Behavioral Counseling in Primary Care to Promote Physical Activity [Putting Prevention into Practice]

Case study: SR, a 40-year-old woman with no significant medical history other than smoking, comes to you for a check-up. You counsel her on smoking cessation and review her preventive health needs. You wonder if you should counsel SR regarding physical activity.

Mar 15, 2003 Issue
Counseling for Physical Activity in Overweight and Obese Patients [Article]

Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. More than 60 percent of U.S. adults are now overweight or obese (defined as at least 30 lb [13.6 kg] overweight), predisposing more than 97 million Americans to a host of chronic diseases and conditions. Physical activity has a positive ...

Nov 15, 2002 Issue
Behavioral Counseling in Primary Care to Promote Physical Activity: Recommendations and Rationale [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

This statement summarizes the current U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on counseling by primary care physicians to promote physical activity and the supporting scientific evidence, and it updates the 1996 recommendations contained in the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, second edition.

Oct 15, 2002 Issue
American Cancer Society Releases Guidelines on Nutrition and Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention [Practice Guidelines]

The American Cancer Society (ACS) has issued its 2002 update on guidelines for reducing the risk of cancer with healthy food choices and physical activity.

Feb 1, 2002 Issue
Promoting and Prescribing Exercise in the Elderly [Article]

Regular exercise provides a myriad of health benefits in older adults, including improvements in blood pressure, diabetes, lipid profile, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and neurocognitive function. Regular physical activity is also associated with decreased mortality and age-related morbidity in olde...

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