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The investigators hypothesize that exercise training program guided by virtual augmented reality glasses or by video from computer screen used at home will improve motivation into exercise training and results in superior adherence to exercise training compared to current practice. The primary objectives of this research project are to study the effects of exercise training guidance by novel technology on 1) exercise capacity, 2) adherence to exercise training, 3) changes in cardiac autonomic function and 4) quality of life in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients.
Purpose of this study ; to examine the effect of core stabilization program for gymnasts.The individuals has to divided into 3 groups. First group will consist individuals who are not interested in any sports and don't do any exercises during 8 weeks. Second group people can do gymnastics twice a week but can't do core stabilization exercise. Third group is consist people who regularly do gymnastics and also do 30-45 minutes core stabilization exercises as well.
Within the new digital health care landscape, the rise of health applications (apps) creates novel prospects for behaviour change opportunities. The commercial market is saturated with apps that aim to increase physical activity (PA) with more than 49,000 PA apps available in the major app stores in 2016 . Despite the wide distribution and popularity of PA apps, research on the efficacy of the apps is lacking. This project focuses on exploring the potential for increasing PA levels using 2 selected apps that are available on the market with participants that do not engage or perform very little PA. This study is timely because PA apps on the market are extremely popular and there is a clear need to this the potential of these potentially convenient, accessible, wide-reaching, and cost-effective technology. Before a large scale study is conducted, it is crucial to conduct assessment of the feasibility and acceptability of the study . Feasibility determines if the study design, procedures, and the intervention can be executed by the researcher. Acceptability assesses the suitability of the study design, procedures, and the intervention from the perspective of the participants and intervention deliverers . Hence, this mixed-methods feasibility study was designed to inform a decision about whether to proceed to a large-scale study. The aim of this study is to investigate the feasibility and acceptability of a study assessing 2 selected PA apps to inform the design of a definitive RCT, and to assess the effects of the app interventions on PA
The study started by the process of designing a structured exercise that will manage the T2DM with regards to the effectiveness in glycemic control, the benefit for physical fitness, and safe. Subjects consist of 18 - 65 years old T2DM patients are allocated into 2 groups; EXP group and KTR group. The EXP group follow the protocol of 12-week structured exercise, combination of 3 times per week high intensity interval training with 2 times per week resistance exercises. The pre- and post- measure are physical fitness consists of VO2max, grip strength, sit and reach, push ups, back extension, BMI and body fat percentage; HbA1c; plasma MDA and SOD. The KTR group follow the once a week continuous exercise program. The structured exercise is hypothesized to lower HbA1c, lower plasma MDA, increase SOD.
The Quebec Family Study (QFS) is an observational study that was planned to investigate the role of genetic factors in physical fitness, body composition, risk factors for common disease and health-related behaviour.
"The First Twenty (TF20) Exercise Training Program and Fire Academy Recruits' Fitness and Health" was thesis research completed in the Functional Intensity Training Laboratory (FIT Lab) at Kansas State University. The purpose was to assess the performance outcomes, acceptability, feasibility, and preliminary efficacy of an innovative 14-week Firefighter Fitness and Wellness Program. This study explored if TF20 program was a valid preparatory program for fire academy recruits training for the physical job of a firefighter compared to standard care of taking a college fitness class. It was hypothesized that TF20 group would see greater fitness improvements than the comparison group, the training program would be acceptable and feasible, and that TF20 group would report higher levels of group cohesion.
Among the possibilities of intervention to minimize the effects of cancer treatment, the exercises are efficient in improving the physical fitness and quality of life of the elderly in treatment. The goal is to compare the effects of two home physical exercise protocols on quality of life and physical fitness of elderly people with breast cancer who are in hormone use. A study was carried out at the Institute of Integral Medicine Professor Fernando Figueira (IMIP) within the Professional Master Program in Palliative Care Associated with the Residency Program in Health, which evaluated the effectiveness of a protocol of 29 exercises with walking sessions, performed at home , In the quality of life and physical fitness of the elderly in the treatment of breast cancer. The results of the mentioned research showed that the elderly showed improvement both in quality of life and physical fitness. In view of the results and the clinical and functional kinetic observation of these patients, the hypothesis was that a shorter intervention protocol, with fewer exercises with fewer repetitions and a lower degree of difficulty can bring results similar to those found, requiring a shorter time In the accomplishment of the exercises, which can favor the adherence to the protocol by the patients, still achieving positive results in their quality of life and physical fitness. The elderly will undergo evaluations to characterize the sample through questionnaires, the physical fitness assessment will be performed through the Senior Fitness Test (SFT) and anthropometric evaluation before (beginning of the research), in the 6th week and after the 12th week of the research. It will be offered the elderly, instructional material developed for this research - printed manual. It will consist of a routine of 12 exercises to be performed autonomously for range of motion and muscular fitness, using the environmental resources of the home. All control and training guidelines for using the manual will be offered through an introductory lecture and subsequent weekly telephone contacts (twice a week). Participants should complete their respective program for a total period of 12 weeks and mark in the manual how often they performed the exercises. The control group used a protocol with 29 home exercises in a longer manual. The results will be obtained from the statistical package SPSS 10.0 for Windows and a p <0.05 will be accepted.
Technological advances and non-invasive techniques to modulate brain function have been developed, including transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS). Basically, electrodes are placed on the brain regions to stimulate or inhibit it. Subsequently, a continuous electrical current (0.4-2 mA) is imposed, for a period of 3-20 minutes, to modify cortical excitability. Few are the research groups that work on the topic of primary dysmenorrhea and the use of tDCS as the focus of study. Preliminary studies associated the use of tDCS with pain reduction, but the outcomes of physical and behavioral function needs further investigation.
Despite recommends that school-based interventions use a comprehensive approach for health promotions; most fitness programs exclusively emphasize physical activity. This study compared the comprehensive Translational Health in Nutrition and Kinesiology (THINK) program to a traditional YMCA program (The Sports, Play, and Active Recreation for Kids (SPARK) fitness curriculum) on measures of physical fitness, body composition, and executive cognitive function outcomes among 105 ethnic minority children (9±1.03 years old) following a 10-week intervention period.
The main purpose of this study is to analyse the effect of a multicomponent intervention, applied during one scholar semester, on body composition, strength, flexibility, cardiorespiratory fitness, lipid and metabolic profile, and body image of students from sixth to ninth grade. This is a non-randomized controlled design. Approximately 568 schoolchildren of grades sixth through ninth were recruited from 2 public secondary schools in Florianópolis, Brazil. The main component of the intervention entitled "MEXA-SE" (move yourself) consisted of the implementation of three physical education classes per week with aerobic exercises, strength and flexibility activities. In addition, play activities in school recess, and educational activities on physical activity, sedentary behaviour, eating habits and body image were performed. Data collection was performed before and immediately after 14 weeks of intervention. The primary outcomes included the body composition, strength, flexibility, cardiorespiratory fitness, lipid and metabolic profile, and body image. Other variables included were: physical activity level, sedentary behaviour, and blood pressure level. Other components of the lifestyle (e.g., eating habits), psychological (e.g., self-rated health) also were evaluated in the participants. Descriptive analysis, two-way ANOVA for mixed models and ANCOVA will be applied for within and between comparison groups, if the premises of this test are met. The level of significance for the study was 5% for two-tailed tests.