Tag: activité physique

 

A health prevention program for young couples

A clinical trial testing the effectiveness and efficiency of health prevention efforts focused on physical activity and diet with people living in a relationship for less than two years. A randomized controlled trial of Australian Dzator and colleagues, published in the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology in 2004, assesses the 12-month efficacy and cost-effectiveness of a primary prevention […]

Changing Eating Habits and Physical Activity Prevents Type 2 Diabetes

  A meta-analysis evaluates the effectiveness of programs combining a balanced diet with regular physical activity in the prevention of type 2 diabetes. The Spanish meta-analysis of Orozco and colleagues published in the journal Cochrane Collaboration in 2009 assessed, on the basis of 8 randomized controlled clinical trials, the efficacy of a program supervised by […]

Exercise: A New Way to Treat Depression

  A meta-analysis assesses the efficacy of exercise in alleviating depressive symptoms. In a meta-analysis published in 2008 in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Mead and Colleagues assessed the efficacy of exercise in treating people with diagnosed depression. The analysis included 23 randomized controlled trials. The results evidenced a statistical and clinical improvement of criteria associated with depression. […]

Sports and Health: putting words into acts

The practice of competitive sports is prevalent in France. The associated health benefits are becoming known. A 2008 INSERM (French National Institute of Health and Medical Research) report report published under the guidance of the French Sport Ministry highlights the facts that engaging in regular, sufficiently intense physical activity is key to everyone’s health, and that the French […]

Nations must change gear against the obesity epidemic

   The report underlines the urgency to curb the obesity epidemic looming 2030. A report by the Trust for America’s Health released in 2012 and offers practical solutions to the epidemic of obesity, if left unchecked, will affect nearly half of Americans in 2030 (44%). These solutions are based primarily on behavioral change vis-à-vis food and physical […]

All physical activities are not equal in health benefit

The Canadian National Institute of Public Health released a report that offers international harmonization in five levels of intensity of the practice of physical activity. The Canadian National Institute of Public Health (INSPQ) is based on the scientific literature to suggest a distinction of exercise intensity values ​​on five levels: (1) low, (2) low, (3) […]

Physical activity: therapeutic role in schizophrenia?

  A meta-analysis indicates benefits on mental health and well-being practiced regularly in people with schizophrenia physical activity. A meta-analysis of Gorczynski and Faulkner published in the journal Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010 shows psychological benefits of regular physical activity in people with schizophrenia from three randomized controlled trials. The authors encourage research on […]

Exercise During Cancer Treatments

A meta-analysis showed that one and a half to two hours of physical exercise per week reduces fatigue associated with breast cancer treatment. A meta-analysis, based on 17 randomized controlled trials and published in the Annals of Oncology journal in 2013 by Carayol and colleagues, assessed the benefits of physical activity during breast cancer treatment (chemotherapy […]

Evidence of the Efficacy of Respiratory Rehabilitation

A study proved the efficacy of a 6-week multidisciplinary rehabilitation program for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease patients. A landmark randomized controlled trial by Griffiths and colleagues, published in The Lancet in 2000, tested the efficacy of a multidisciplinary program based on physical exercise, nutritional advice, smoking cessation and therapeutic education among 180 patients suffering from COPD. […]

Defining Deconditioning

Over time, chronic diseases have implications that go well beyond the mere issues of organic illnesses. Disease-related and treatment-related complications may arise. Other health problems go unreported. Additionally, patients may develop a tendency to withdraw and rest, and fall into the vicious circle of physical and psychosocial deconditioning. This psychophysiological process leads to inactivity. “It […]