Tag: exercise

1. The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada was associated with increased depression, anxiety, and distress as compared to pre-pandemic rates. 2. As compared to the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, during the second wave individuals were more likely to engage in audiovisual media and less likely...
1. Tai Chi was shown to be as effective as conventional exercise in reducing waist circumference in adults with central obesity. 2. A 12-week Tai Chi program maintained long-term patient weight loss with further benefits in mitigating reductions in high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) levels. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Tai...
1. 8 weeks of combined exercise training helped to reduce emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, perceived stress and increased personal accomplishment in helping professionals. 2. There was not a significant decrease in measures of burnout in participants randomized to receive no intervention during the study interval. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Burnout...
1. Use of a cloth face masks reduced exercise time by 14% and maximal oxygen consumption by 29% compared to no face mask in the same subjects during a maximal treadmill test. 2. Reduction in exercise performance was attributed to perceived discomfort with mask wearing, as majority of the...
2 Minute Medicine is pleased to announce that we are launching Wellness Check, a new series dedicated to exploring new research evidence focused on wellness. Each week, we will report on articles examining different aspects of wellness, including (but not limited to) nutrition, sleep, reproductive health, substance use and...
1. In a cohort of adults from the UK, replacing sedentary behaviour with moderate-to-vigorous activity was associated with decreased anxiety and depression symptoms. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Sedentary behaviour levels, such as sitting or lying down, have been shown to increase in recent years. Some studies have demonstrated that...
1. Among children in elementary school, an internet-based intervention for teachers significantly improved cardiorespiratory fitness with sustained effect for 24 months. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Childhood cardiorespiratory fitness is an important marker of overall health and risk factors for disease in later life. Previous studies have demonstrated that...
1. Systematic review found that social prescribing was associated with a reduction in depressive symptoms in patients with dementia without a diagnosis of major depressive disorder. 2. Non-drug interventions either alone or in combination with drug interventions may be the most efficacious intervention for these patients. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study...
1. In this pragmatic, randomized clinical trial, exercise or a multifactorial fall prevention strategy did not significantly affect fracture rates in the elderly 2. Exercise was cost effective at improving strength and top-level balance Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: The elderly are at high risk of falls. Prevention of falls...
Association between antipsychotic use and acute ischemic heart disease in women but not in men: a retrospective cohort study of over one million primary care patients 1. There was a moderate association found between antipsychotic use and acute ischemic heart disease found in women, but not men. Evidence Rating Level: 2...