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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. The organized sports sector has received increased interest as a setting to stimulate physical activity among inactive target groups. To include many inactive people and to obtain population health benefits, i...

    Authors: Linda Ooms, Mette van Kruijsbergen, Dorine Collard, Chantal Leemrijse and Cindy Veenhof

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2019 11:33

    Content type: Research article

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  2. The recent development of wearable devices has enabled easy and continuous measurement of heart rate (HR). Exercise intensity can be calculated from HR with indices such as percent HR reserve (%HRR); however, ...

    Authors: Hirotaka Matsuura, Masahiko Mukaino, Yohei Otaka, Hitoshi Kagaya, Yasushi Aoshima, Takuya Suzuki, Ayaka Inukai, Emi Hattori, Takayuki Ogasawara and Eiichi Saitoh

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2019 11:27

    Content type: Research article

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  3. People with long-term health conditions face barriers to physical activity and community health interventions despite potential life-changing benefits for self-management of their condition and wellbeing. A we...

    Authors: Helen Quirk and Steve Haake

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2019 11:22

    Content type: Research article

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  4. A scoping review of scientific literature on the effects of kettlebell training. There are no authoritative guidelines or recommendations for using kettlebells within a primary care setting. Our review objecti...

    Authors: Neil J. Meigh, Justin W. L. Keogh, Ben Schram and Wayne A. Hing

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2019 11:19

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Lymphoma survivors commonly report ongoing complaints including fatigue, pain, depression and decreased quality of life (QoL) following treatment. Although evidence suggests that both relaxation and exercise c...

    Authors: Suchita Hathiramani, Ruth Pettengell, Hannah Moir and Ahmed Younis

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2019 11:17

    Content type: Study protocol

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  6. In adults with asthma, physical activity has been associated with several asthma outcomes. However, it is unclear whether changes in physical activity, measured via an accelerometer, have an effect on asthma c...

    Authors: Patricia D. Freitas, Rafaella F. Xavier, Natália F. P. Passos, Regina M. Carvalho-Pinto, Alberto Cukier, Milton A. Martins, Vinícius Cavalheri, Kylie Hill, Rafael Stelmach and Celso R. F. Carvalho

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2019 11:16

    Content type: Study protocol

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  7. Physical activity (PA) is a component of cardiac rehabilitation (CR). However, life-long engagement in PA is required to maintain benefits gained. Wearable PA monitoring devices (WPAM) are thought to increase ...

    Authors: Amanda L. Hannan, Michael P. Harders, Wayne Hing, Mike Climstein, Jeff S. Coombes and James Furness

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2019 11:14

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Despite its well-established positive effects, exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation (exCR) is underused in patients following an acute myocardial infarction (AMI). The aim of the study was to identify factors...

    Authors: Sabina Borg, Birgitta Öberg, Margret Leosdottir, Daniel Lindolm, Lennart Nilsson and Maria Bäck

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2019 11:13

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2019 11:24

  9. Organized, leisure time physical activities are an important part of a population approach to increase total physical activity participation. Dancing is a type of organized leisure time activity which may be u...

    Authors: Bridget C. Foley, Amy Jo Vassallo and Lindsey J. Reece

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2019 11:11

    Content type: Research article

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  10. A significant proportion of individuals are left with poor residual functioning of the affected arm after a stroke. This has a great impact on the quality of life and the ability for stroke survivors to live i...

    Authors: Marie-Hélène Milot, Stephania Palimeris, Hélène Corriveau, François Tremblay and Marie-Hélène Boudrias

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2019 11:8

    Content type: Study protocol

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  11. There is evidence that brief physical activity interventions by health professionals can increase physical activity levels. In addition, there is some evidence that simply measuring physical activity alone can...

    Authors: Nicole Freene, Rachel Davey and Steven M McPhail

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2019 11:6

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Although the health benefits of physical activity are well documented, a large proportion of the population remains less active than recommended by current guidelines. Commercial fitness centers provide an opp...

    Authors: Liv Riseth, Torunn Hatlen Nøst, Tom I. L. Nilsen and Aslak Steinsbekk

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2019 11:2

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Type 2 diabetes and obesity epidemics are in effect in the United States and the two pathologies are linked. In accordance with the growing appreciation that ‘exercise is medicine,’ it is intuitive to suggest ...

    Authors: Fred J. DiMenna and Avigdor D. Arad

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2018 10:21

    Content type: Review

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  14. In people with cystic fibrosis (CF), higher exercise capacity is associated with better health-related quality of life (HRQoL), reduced risk of hospitalisation for a respiratory infection and survival. Therefo...

    Authors: Abbey Sawyer, Vinicius Cavalheri, Sue Jenkins, Jamie Wood, Nola Cecins, Bhajan Singh and Kylie Hill

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2018 10:19

    Content type: Study protocol

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  15. Technological development and improvements in Wearable Physiological Monitoring devices, have facilitated the wireless and continuous field-based monitoring/capturing of physiologic measures in healthy, clinic...

    Authors: Goris Nazari, Pavlos Bobos, Joy C. MacDermid, Kathryn E. Sinden, Julie Richardson and Ada Tang

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2018 10:6

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Adequate levels of regular physical activity (PA) are crucial for health and well-being. Pediatric burn injuries can have major physiological consequences in both the short and long term. The question is wheth...

    Authors: Moniek Akkerman, Leonora J. Mouton, Laurien M. Disseldorp, Anuschka S. Niemeijer, Marco van Brussel, Lucas H. V. van der Woude and Marianne K. Nieuwenhuis

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2018 10:4

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Exercise adherence in already low-active older adults with and without mild cognitive impairment (MCI) remains low. Perceptual regulation and exergaming may facilitate future exercise behaviour by improving th...

    Authors: Liam McAuliffe, Gaynor C. Parfitt, Roger G. Eston, Caitlin Gray, Hannah A. D. Keage and Ashleigh E. Smith

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2018 10:2

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Measuring physical activity (PA) and sedentary time (ST) by self-report or device as well as assessing related health factors may alter those behaviors. Thus, in intervention trials assessments may bias interv...

    Authors: Lisa Voigt, Sophie Baumann, Antje Ullrich, Franziska Weymar, Ulrich John and Sabina Ulbricht

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2018 10:1

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Anthropometric models remain appropriate alternatives to estimate body composition of peripubertal populations. However, these traditional models do not consider other body components that undergo major change...

    Authors: Dalmo Machado, Analiza Silva, Luis Gobbo, Paula Elias, Francisco J. A. de Paula and Nilo Ramos

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2017 9:23

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Physical activity (PA) promotion in healthcare is an important strategy for increasing PA levels. Physiotherapists are well-positioned to promote PA, however no studies have investigated PA promotion by physio...

    Authors: Nicole Freene, Sophie Cools and Bernie Bissett

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2017 9:19

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Physical fitness is a crucial variable in people with severe mental illness as these people could be more independent and improve their job opportunities. The present study compared the physical fitness of phy...

    Authors: David Perez-Cruzado, Antonio I. Cuesta-Vargas, Elisa Vera-Garcia and Fermín Mayoral-Cleries

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2017 9:17

    Content type: Research article

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  22. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  23. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  24. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  25. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  26. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  27. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  28. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  29. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  30. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  31. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  32. 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

    Content type: Technical advance

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  33. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  34. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  35. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  39. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  40. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Cervical and lumbar range of motion limitations are usually associated with musculoskeletal pain in the neck and lower back, and are a major health problem among nurses. Physical exercise has been evaluated as...

    Authors: Tiina Freimann, Eda Merisalu and Mati Pääsuke

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2015 7:31

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Recent research suggests that the Feeling Scale (FS) can be used as a method of exercise intensity regulation to maintain a positive affective response during exercise. However, research to date has been carri...

    Authors: Charlotte C. Hamlyn-Williams, Gavin Tempest, Sarah Coombs and Gaynor Parfitt

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2015 7:30

    Content type: Research article

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  43. The organized sports sector has received increased attention as a setting to promote health-enhancing physical activity (HEPA) to the general population. For significant public health impact, it is important t...

    Authors: Linda Ooms, Cindy Veenhof, Nicolette Schipper-van Veldhoven and Dinny H. de Bakker

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2015 7:12

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Exergaming is a promising new alternative to traditional modes of therapeutic exercise which may be preferable and more effective for people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Impaired balance is reported as one of...

    Authors: Jonathan Robinson, John Dixon, Alasdair Macsween, Paul van Schaik and Denis Martin

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2015 7:8

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Psychological perceptions are increasingly being recognized as important to recovery and rehabilitation post-surgery. This research longitudinally examined perceptions of the personal importance of exercise an...

    Authors: Monique AM Gignac, Xingshan Cao, Subha Ramanathan, Lawrence M White, Mark Hurtig, Monica Kunz and Paul H Marks

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2015 7:4

    Content type: Research article

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  46. High-intensity interval training (HIIT) performed on exercise cycle or treadmill is considered safe and often more beneficial for fat loss and cardiometabolic health than moderate-intensity continuous training...

    Authors: Birinder S Cheema, Timothy B Davies, Matthew Stewart, Shona Papalia and Evan Atlantis

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2015 7:3

    Content type: Research article

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