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Everyday activity improves sleep during menopause-3632

Everyday activity improves sleep during menopause

Symptom of menopause experienced by women in midlife include difficulty sleeping and night sweats (nocturnal hot flashes).

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Better sleeping through exercise-3609

Better sleeping through exercise

A poll was conducted among 1,000 people ages 23-60 who reported how much physical activity they had performed for at least 10 minutes in the past 7 days. People who said they exercised and individuals who were classified as non-exercisers reported sleeping for about 6 hours, 51 minutes on average on weeknights.

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Step training via video helps lower fall risk-3599

Step training via video helps lower fall risk

Concerned about the risk of falls among older people, a research team wanted to find out if a video game would improve stepping ability and be used by people in their homes. In background information, they noted that falling has been associated with impaired stepping when an external perturbation disturbed balance. Examples of impaired stepping are stepping in the wrong direction or hitting the opposite leg during a crossover movement when trying to prevent falling.

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Muscle strength aids function for people with knee osteoarthritis-3587

Muscle strength aids function for people with knee osteoarthritis

Physical performance, measured by the Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB), was evaluated on 553 people 65 years and older who had knee osteoarthritis.

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Even a little physical activity is beneficial-3537

Even a little physical activity is beneficial

The physical activity guidelines published by the World Health Organization, Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology and the US Department of Health & Human Services recommend 150 minutes/week of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity, accumulated in bouts of 10 minutes or longer (ICAA Functional U®, January-February 2011). What about activity that is moderate or vigorous, but lasts less than 10 minutes?

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Do patients follow a Green Prescription?-3488

Do patients follow a Green Prescription?

In New Zealand, primary care physicians can write a Green Prescription advising patients who are 65 years and older to include physical activity as part of their health management plan (ICAA Research Review, 12[23] June 2012). As part of the ongoing follow-up to the Green Prescription program, researchers asked physicians about the barriers to activity faced by their older patients.

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