Pandemic isolation has led to more falls among seniors, online survey finds
Sep 21, 2021
For some seniors, pandemic isolation has created a perfect storm of physical inactivity and deconditioning that has resulted in increased falls risk and greater fear of falling, researchers say.
Guidelines developed for exercise at altitude in CVD patients
Sep 14, 2021
Pretrip planning should consider locations and duration of altitude exposure, hydration and medication use, emergency planning
Clinical briefs for Monday, Aug. 23
Aug 23, 2021
FDA pushing to fully approve Pfizer COVID vaccine this week … Accessible strength training nearly equals effect of drugs in lowering blood pressure, experts find … Need for yearly COVID shot may not...
Stroke survivors have 54 percent lower mortality with a 30-minute daily walk
Aug 13, 2021
Exercising the equivalent of three to four hours of walking each week halved the long-term mortality rate of older stroke survivors, investigators say.
Antidepressants may work better than exercise for elderly depression
Jul 22, 2021
Antidepressant therapy more effective than supervised physical activity at three and six months
Seniors more fearful of falling after months of low physical activity
Aug 04, 2021
More than a quarter of older adults say they are in worse physical condition now than before the pandemic, and nearly half age 65 and older have become more afraid of falling, a new poll finds.
Leisure activity helps healthcare workers exit the ‘stress cycle,’ study finds
Jun 17, 2021
Workers who had more physical activity on their down time were less likely to report feelings of exhaustion, investigators say.
Chair-based exercise boosts function for ambulatory and wheelchair-using residents
Apr 30, 2021
Creative chair-based exercise may lead to significant improvement in a variety of mobility, cognitive and well-being measures, researchers say.
Older adults capable of preventing chronic lower limb edema with exercise, study finds
Apr 26, 2021
Older adults are no less able than younger adults to maintain the muscle action they need to help mitigate chronic lower-limb edema — if they exercise, according to a study of three age groups.
Regular physical activity cuts risk for severe COVID-19
Apr 19, 2021
Regular physical activity may substantially reduce the risk of COVID-19–related hospitalization, intensive care unit admission and death, according to an observational study of almost 50,000 people.