Tag: physical activity

1. In this meta-analysis, the impact of interactive social media interventions aimed at increasing physical activity was evaluated. 2. Improvements were seen in daily steps taken, marginal weight loss, reducing heart rate, and overall well-being. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Social media use has increased substantially since the introduction of programs...
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. Physical activity levels at or above the WHO guidelines threshold eliminated most of the negative effects of poor sleep on mortality. 2. The negative effects of poor sleep were further amplified with lower levels of physical activity. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Beyond the independent health effects that physical activity and...
1. Being consistently inactive during the 2 years preceding the pandemic was found to carry a higher risk for hospitalization, admission to the ICU and death in COVID-19 infected patients compared to smoking and virtually all the chronic diseases found in the study. 2. When compared with consistently inactive patients,...
1. For older adults with overweight or obesity, and metabolic syndrome, replacing 30 minutes of inactive time with moderate to vigorous physical activity was associated with a decrease in body fat and increase in muscle mass. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Aging tends to lead to changes in body composition, including...
1. Reduced physical activity as a result of COVID-19 related restrictions may be associated with higher levels of stress and anxiety. 2. Relationships between perceived activity level, stress, and anxiety are confounded by genetic and environmental factors in addition to age and sex. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Due to the Covid-19...
While numerous studies have previously examined associations between physical activity and mortality, cardiovascular disease and certain cancers, the majority of this evidence has been cross-sectional, single-timepoint data, or has relied on a single baseline physical activity assessment for correlation. Few studies have examined physical activity trajectories over time, and...
1. Youth aged 6 to 25 with chronic physical conditions were found to have more than 50% greater risk for developing mental health conditions on 2-year follow-up in a national survey. 2. Activity limitations mediated some of this risk, and were independently associated with increased risk for developing mental health...
1. In this cross-sectional study, the prevalence of sitting watching television or videos for at least 2 hours per day remained stable over a 15-year period. 2. Computer use during leisure-time increased among all age groups, and total sitting time increased among adolescents and adults. Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average)        Study Rundown:...
1. In this randomized controlled trial, a behavioral intervention increased physical activity and reduced sedentary activity in type 2 diabetes patients. 2. The effects of behavioral intervention were sustained over 3 years. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent)       Study Rundown: Regular physical activity is recommended for patients with type 2 diabetes (DM2), though adherence...