The functional ability of older people is nowadays better when it is compared to that of people at the same age three decades ago.
Determining whether high-intensity interval training (HIIT) is an appropriate form of exercise for the average person has been hotly debated for years. But for one UBC Okanagan researcher, there's not much to debate--interval exercise, when used appropriately, can fit into people's menu of flexible exercise options.
In a cohort of 15,792 black and white men and women ages 45-64 years, 33.2% developed CKD after a median follow up of 24 years. After adjusting for multiple kidney disease risk factors, significant trends in lower risk of CKD were seen across higher categories of physical activity. The most physically active had an 11% (95% CI 3%, 19%) lower risk of CKD compared to the inactive group. Physical activity may reduce kidney disease risk.
According to ARRS' American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), ultrasound-guided carpal tunnel release quickly improves hand function and reduces hand discomfort; improvement persisted beyond one year. Thus, ultrasound-guided carpal tunnel release may be a safe, effective, and less invasive alternative to traditional surgery.
Brazilian researchers use complex training program to stimulate different motor and cognitive skills simultaneously and restore brain regions associated with freezing of gait in advanced-stage patients.
Exercise Improves Learning and Memory in Young Adults
Low-income Louisiana patients enrolled in a tailored obesity intervention program lost much more weight than counterparts receiving usual care. Study results were published this week in The New England Journal of Medicine. This population, who traditionally face the most barriers to weight loss and the highest levels of obesity, found success in a coaching program delivered directly through their primary care clinics.
A new study published in the journal Pediatrics found that young adults aged 18-26 who used legal performance-enhancing substances were significantly more likely to report several problematic alcohol use and drinking-related risk behaviors seven years later. This relationship was especially strong among men.
Exercise fights off stress by increasing levels of the brain protein galanin, according to research in mice recently published in JNeurosci.
A new study from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, shows that the role of personality may vary depending on how physical activity is measured.