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Influence of mental practice and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation on muscle strength of upper limb and hand grip will be measured in 30 to 50 healthy students with right dominant hand, Their age will be ranged from 18 to 26 years old. Subjects will randomly assigned to either proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) group or proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation with mental practice (PNFMP) group.
The study is a prospective study to examine the impact of a school-based physical activity intervention on fourth and fifth grade elementary students' academic achievement, as measured by standardized test scores. .
The purpose of this study was to test the efficacy of a fitness- and behavioral-focused intervention, Athletes for Life (AFL), to improve cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) among 160 underserved families.
The purpose of this study was to test the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of playing Pokémon Go to increase daily steps among young adults. The study also aimed to assess people's experience playing the game, identify specific features of the game that users like/dislike, and explore game features that may promote overall well-being.
There are experimental evidences of the important role of exercise in the PD, that induces similar effects to pharmacotherapy. So far, the mechanisms of the impact of these changes on the brain subcortical and cortical regions functioning, motor activities and cognitive functions are still not clear. The aim of this longitudinal human experiment is to examine the effects of cycle of 8-week high-intensity interval training (HIIT) on: (i) neurophysiological function of cortical motor structures and skeletal muscle actvity, (ii) psychomotor behavior critically associated with dopamine dependent neural structures functioning and (iii) neurotrophic factors' secretion level in blood. The investigators will recruit 40 PD individuals, who will be divided into two groups: one of them will perform two 8-weeks cycle of HIIT (PD-TR), and the other will not (PD-NTR). The investigators will recruit also 20 age-matched healthy controls (H-CO) as additional control group who will not perform the HIIT. All PD subjects will be examined during their medication "OFF-phase" pre HIIT and 1 week-, 1 month-POST cycle of HIIT. The subject from H-CO will be tested only once. To examine the assumed HIIT-induced changes in brain functioning the investigators will use: (i) EEG (recorded simultaneously with EMG) methods to assess an amplitude, location and directionality of brain electrical current of cortical regions and strength of intra-cortical network interactions during motor tasks performance. During the EEG experiments the subjects will perform (i) bimanual anti-phase DA level dependent motor tasks (during which the investigators will record EMG, force). The investigators will also assess motor and non-motor symptoms of PD and functional test of manual dexterity to evaluate a quality psychomotor behavior. Using these methods the investigators will determine in detail the mechanisms of functioning of the CNS in PD patients, with emphasis on the cortical interactions that are dependent on synthesis and DA transmission. The results of the study will help to answer the fundamental questions about HIIT induced neuroplasticity in PD patients, as well as complement the lack in knowledge about the mechanisms of exercise-induced changes in PD, and as a consequence it could enrich the golden standard of treatment in PD from pharmacotherapy toward implementation of precise evidence based rehabilitation.
The aim of this study was to develop, test, and compare two approaches to increasing physical activity (PA) and decreasing sedentary time among young children at child care centers, one which focused on a teacher-led PA curriculum (AP=Active Play!) and the other on increasing outdoor free play time (OP=Outdoor Play!).
Takayasu's arteritis is a primary systemic vasculitis that affects large vessels and their main branches. The objectives of the present study were to assess: a) the aerobic capacity (CA); b) security of the acute strength exercise session; c) correlation between CA, as well as strength exercise session, with demographic, clinical, therapeutic, comorbid parameters, and presence and degree of vascular damage; d) serum levels of the cytokines
The proposed study is intended to examine the connection between two types of inhibition - cognitive and motor and the connection between motor inhibitory functions and a single bout of physical exercise in the context of age and physical fitness.
Postural stability can be affected by multiple factors. Such as; body mass, inactivity, age and etc. This study was planned with the aim of investigating the effects of Yoga training on postural stability of males and females. Yoga is a treatment model for body flexibility, body awareness, and strength.
It is important to determine the attitudes and behaviors of individuals towards regular exercise participation in order to direct individuals to physical activity or to implement effective practices related to increasing their participation. The aim of this study was to determine the awareness of physical activity in young adults, the relationship between physical activity awareness and physical activity level and to investigate the differences between sexes.