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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. It has been demonstrated that core strength training is an effective means to enhance trunk muscle strength (TMS) and proxies of physical fitness in youth. Of note, cross-sectional studies revealed that the in...

    Authors: Urs Granacher, Jörg Schellbach, Katja Klein, Olaf Prieske, Jean-Pierre Baeyens and Thomas Muehlbauer

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2014 6:40

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Positive affective responses can lead to improved adherence to exercise. This study sought to examine the affective responses and exercise intensity of self-selected exercise in adolescent girls.

    Authors: Charlotte C Hamlyn-Williams, Paul Freeman and Gaynor Parfitt

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2014 6:35

    Content type: Research article

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  18. The aim of the present study was to investigate participation and performance trends regarding the nationality of successful solo swimmers in the ‘English Channel Swim’.

    Authors: Beat Knechtle, Thomas Rosemann and Christoph Alexander Rüst

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2014 6:34

    Content type: Research article

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  19. In the past, plyometric training (PT) has been predominantly performed on stable surfaces. The purpose of this pilot study was to examine effects of a 7-week lower body PT on stable vs. unstable surfaces. This...

    Authors: Armin Kibele, Claudia Classen, Thomas Muehlbauer, Urs Granacher and David G Behm

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2014 6:30

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Protein supplements are extensively used among commercial gym users and athletes. Although demographic information amongst such consumption has been poorly investigated. The aim of this study is to compare pro...

    Authors: Antonino Bianco, Caterina Mammina, Ewan Thomas, Francesco Ciulla, Umberto Pupella, Francesco Gagliardo, Marianna Bellafiore, Giuseppe Battaglia, Antonio Paoli and Antonio Palma

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2014 6:29

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Physical inactivity is a major cardiovascular risk factor. Recently, we showed that non-exercise activity thermogenesis (NEAT) assessed by the self-reported questionnaire is favorably associated with metabolic...

    Authors: Hidetaka Hamasaki, Hidekatsu Yanai, Masafumi Kakei, Mitsuhiko Noda and Osamu Ezaki

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2014 6:27

    Content type: Research article

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  22. A recent review concludes that the agreement of data across ActiGraph accelerometer models for children and youth still is uncertain. The aim of this study was to evaluate the agreement of three generations of...

    Authors: May Grydeland, Bjoerge Herman Hansen, Mathias Ried-Larsen, Elin Kolle and Sigmund Alfred Anderssen

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2014 6:26

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Aquatic exercise has been widely used for rehabilitation and functional recovery due to its physical and physiological benefits. However, there is a high variability in reporting on the muscle activity from su...

    Authors: Antonio Ignacio Cuesta-Vargas and Carlos Leonardo Cano-Herrera

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2014 6:15

    Content type: Research article

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  24. It is compulsory that domestic football/soccer teams in UEFA competitions organise players’ pre-participation medicals. Although screening guidelines have been established, these remain controversial. The find...

    Authors: Neil Heron and ME Cupples

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2014 6:5

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a debilitating disorder with an unknown aetiology but suspected multifactorial origins. Common “triggers” include severe viral infections and emotional stress. Recent studies have a...

    Authors: Suzanne Broadbent and Rosanne Coutts

    Citation: Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation, Therapy & Technology 2013 5:16

    Content type: Study protocol

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