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BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation

Exercise and health

Section edited by Antonio Ignacio Cuesta-Vargas

This section considers studies on exercise and its effects on health, including mental health.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Overtraining syndrome (OTS), functional (FOR) and non-functional overreaching (NFOR) are conditions diagnosed in athletes with decreased performance and fatigue, triggered by metabolic, immune, hormonal and ot...

    Authors: Flavio A. Cadegiani and Claudio E. Kater

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2017 9:14

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    This study investigated the perceived influence of a Healthy Welcoming Environment (HWE) on participation in sports clubs among adolescent girls, and how these perceptions changed longitudinally. HWE was defin...

    Authors: M. M. Casey, R. M. Eime, J. T. Harvey, N. A. Sawyer, M. J. Craike, C. M. Symons and W. R. Payne

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2017 9:12

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Increasing physical activity (PA) and decreasing sedentary time (ST) have important health effects among breast cancer patients, a growing population group. PA and sedentary behaviors are complex multi-dimensi...

    Authors: Anne-Sophie Mazzoni, Karin Nordin, Sveinung Berntsen, Ingrid Demmelmaier and Helena Igelström

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2017 9:8

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The International Physical Activity Questionnaire short-form (IPAQ-SF) is frequently used to assess physical activity (PA) level in the general adult population including pregnant women. However, the reliabili...

    Authors: Birgitte Sanda, Ingvild Vistad, Lene Annette Hagen Haakstad, Sveinung Berntsen, Linda Reme Sagedal, Hilde Lohne-Seiler and Monica Klungland Torstveit

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2017 9:7

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Low back pain (LBP) is common in athletes. LBP can be detrimental to athletic performance and health. Factors predisposing to LBP in athletes remain elusive and require further studies. We investigated whether...

    Authors: Sabina Cauci, Francesca Migliozzi, Carlo Simone Trombetta, Ilaria Venuto, Paola Saccheri, Luciana Travan and Giovanni Chiriacò

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2017 9:4

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Several studies have demonstrated that body habitus is associated with survival (life expectancy) time. We sought to determine if survival differed between elite athletes with a range of body types. We hypothe...

    Authors: Jeffrey Lee-Heidenreich, David Lee-Heidenreich and Jonathan Myers

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2017 9:3

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  7. Content type: Study protocol

    Physical inactivity ranks as a major contributing factor in the development and progression of chronic disease. Lifestyle interventions reduce the progression of chronic disease, however, compliance decreases ...

    Authors: Katie-Jane Brickwood, Stuart T. Smith, Greig Watson and Andrew D. Williams

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2017 9:1

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Physical inactivity is a common risk factor for several non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Increasing physical activity could reduce the burden of disease due to major NCDs and increase life expectancy. Undergr...

    Authors: Chathuranga Ranasinghe, Chathurani Sigera, Priyanga Ranasinghe, Ranil Jayawardena, Ayodya C. R. Ranasinghe, Andrew P. Hills and Neil King

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:39

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Up-to-date research on musculoskeletal- and neuromotor fitness (MSMF) is lacking. The aims of the present paper were to a) establish normative values of MSMF by gender and age, and b) to assess how much of the...

    Authors: Ingirid Geirsdatter Heald Kjær, Monica Klungland Torstveit, Elin Kolle, Bjørge Herman Hansen and Sigmund Alfred Anderssen

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:37

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) is a rapidly growing sport and recreational activity where anecdotal evidence exists for its proposed health, fitness and injury rehabilitation benefits. While limited scientific...

    Authors: Ben Schram, Wayne Hing and Mike Climstein

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:32

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  11. Content type: Technical advance

    Prevention of multi-morbidities following non-communicable diseases requires a systematic registration of adverse modifiable risk factors, including low physical fitness. The aim of the study was to establish ...

    Authors: Cecilie Fau Brinkløv, Ida Kær Thorsen, Kristian Karstoft, Charlotte Brøns, Laura Valentiner, Henning Langberg, Allan Arthur Vaag, Jens Steen Nielsen, Bente Klarlund Pedersen and Mathias Ried-Larsen

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:31

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  12. Content type: Research article

    There is very limited knowledge about the effects of exercise on men with Chronic Widespread Pain (CWP), especially regarding fatigue. We wanted to investigate the effects of resistance exercise compared with ...

    Authors: Anna Ericsson, Tomas Bremell, Åsa Cider and Kaisa Mannerkorpi

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:29

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The use of exergaming is a potential alternative to traditional methods of balance training, which can be repetitive and somewhat monotonous. The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of exergaming u...

    Authors: Gillian Barry, Paul van Schaik, Alasdair MacSween, John Dixon and Denis Martin

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:25

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  14. Content type: Research article

    According to current physical activity guidelines, a substantial percentage of the population in high-income countries is inactive, and inactivity is an important risk factor for chronic conditions and mortali...

    Authors: Claudia C. M. Molema, G. C. Wanda Wendel-Vos, Lisanne Puijk, Jørgen Dejgaard Jensen, A. Jantine Schuit and G. Ardine de Wit

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:15

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The short form of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ-sf) is a validated questionnaire used to assess physical activity (PA) in healthy adults and commonly used in both apparently healthy a...

    Authors: Karianne Vassbakk-Brovold, Christian Kersten, Liv Fegran, Odd Mjåland, Svein Mjåland, Stephen Seiler and Sveinung Berntsen

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:10

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Patients with substance use disorder (SUD) suffer from multiple health and psychosocial problems. Because poor physical capacities following an inactive lifestyle may indeed contribute to these problems, physi...

    Authors: Runar Unhjem, Grete Flemmen, Jan Hoff and Eivind Wang

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:7

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Participation in sport has many health benefits, and is popular amongst children. However participation decreases with age. While the membership records of peak sports organisations have improved markedly in r...

    Authors: Rochelle M. Eime, Jack T. Harvey, Melanie J. Charity, Meghan M. Casey, Hans Westerbeek and Warren R. Payne

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:6

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The ability to generate muscle strength is a pre-requisite for all human movement. Decreased quadriceps muscle strength is frequently observed in older adults and is associated with a decreased performance and...

    Authors: K. W. Douma, G. R. H. Regterschot, W.P. Krijnen, G. E. C. Slager, C. P. van der Schans and W. Zijlstra

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:4

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Time spent sedentary appears to be associated with several health outcomes in adults, but findings are inconsistent in children. Further, the assessment of sedentary time represents a major challenge. The obje...

    Authors: Jarle Stålesen, Frøydis Nordgård Vik, Bjørge Herman Hansen and Sveinung Berntsen

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 8:2

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