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59 results for "Chronic Disease"

Mood Disturbance Following Physical Activity (PA) Withdrawal is Associated with Greater Inflammatory Responses to Stress

  • Added on November 18, 2011

Background Regular PA is thought to have positive effects on well-being, which might also be explained by anti-inflammatory processes. Previous research has shown that PA is inversely associated with inflammatory responses to stress but this work has been cross-sectional. Given the pivotal role of stress in promoting inflammation and depression, ...

Physical Activity and Novel Cardiac Risk Markers in Healthy Older Adults

  • Added on November 18, 2011

Background The mechanisms underlying the cardia-protective effects of physical activity in older adults remain poorly understood. We examined the relationship between objectively measured physical activity during free-living and novel cardiac risk markers, including coronary artery calcium (CAC) and pericardial fat (PF). Methods Participants were 446 healthy men and women (mean age=66±6 ...

Physical Activity Before and After Exercise in Women With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  • Published on 1998

We measured physical activity after strenuous exercise in 20 women with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), compared to 20 sedentary healthy volunteers who exercised no more than once per week. Activity was measured for 2 weeks using a portable waistworn vertical accelerometer. After the first week of activity monitoring, all participants returned for a ...

Actigraphy-Based Physical Activity Monitoring in Adolescents With Juvenile Primary Fibromyalgia

  • Published on 03/27/2010

Objective Juvenile primary fibromyalgia syndrome (JPFS) is a chronic pain condition associated with significant impairment in physical functioning, but no studies have used newer technologies such as actigraphy to document objective physical activity levels in JPFS. Methods This is the first study to objectively describe physical activity in JPFS patients ...

Physical Activity Measurement Using MTI (Actigraph) Among Children With Cerebral Palsy

  • Published on 08/2010

Objective To investigate the validity of MTI accelerometer as a physical activity (PA) measurement instrument for children with cerebral palsy (CP). Design Participants were classified within Gross Motor Function Classification System I to III and took part in 2 activity sessions: (1) a structured activity protocol with increasing intensities and (2) a free ...