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The Relationship Between Sedentary Behavior and Dry Eye Disease
More sedentary time was associated with a higher risk of dry eye disease (DED), particularly for people whose physical activity (PA) levels were below WHO limits. Screen use, however, could account for the observed link and should be emphasized as a potential main confounder since there was no significant association when computer-intensive sitting time was eliminated.
Ophthalmology April 20th 2023
Changes in Cardiorespiratory Fitness Accurately Predict Mortality, Study Finds
In a study of nearly 100,000 individuals aged 30 to 95 without any prior evidence of CVD, decline in peak metabolic equivalent of task score (METS) of greater than 1.0 was inversely proportionate to changes in mortality risk. METS were determined using symptom-limited exercise treadmill tests.
Cardiology April 5th 2023
MKSAP Quiz: Motivating Lifestyle Change
This 28-year-old man with hypertension and diabetes works two jobs, says he does not have time to exercise, takes most of his meals from fast-food restaurants, and is unhappy with his lifestyle. What would you recommend?
Cardiology April 5th 2023
Effect of Yoga on Frailty in Older Adults: A Systematic Review
Thirty-three studies comprised of 2,384 participants in various populations, including community dwellers, nursing home residents, and those with chronic disease, were identified. Hatha yoga was the foundation of most yoga styles, and Iyengar or chair-based methods were frequently used. Measures of gait speed, handgrip strength, balance, lower-extremity strength and endurance, and multicomponent physical performance were used as single-item frailty markers; no studies included a validated definition of frailty.
Family Medicine/General Practice March 22nd 2023
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry
Timing of Physical Activity Across Adulthood on Later-life Cognition: 30 Years Follow-up in the 1946 British Birth Cohort
In the study, 1,400 individuals were assessed multiple times between ages of 36 and 69 for level of physical activity. They were quantified as not active, moderately active, and most active. Cognition measurements in later life showed a dose-response relationship between sustained levels of physical activity and later-life cognition status.
Family Medicine/General Practice March 2nd 2023
One Type of Physical Activity Protects the Brain More Than Others, Study Finds
4,500 people were tracked using 24-hour monitors for 7 days. Activity levels were studied to determine the effect on short-term memory, problem-solving, and processing skills. As little as six to nine minutes of moderate-to-vigorous activity when compared to sitting, sleeping, or gentle activities yielded higher cognition scores. Cognitive improvement was modest, but increasing time spent in energetic activity increased the measured benefits.
Family Medicine/General Practice February 22nd 2023