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Prescribing exercise on a prescription pad in Quebec

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for September 7, 2015

Source: Quebec doctors can now prescribe exercise  

Exercise reduces all-cause mortality no matter what your age

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for April 8, 2015

Source: Exercise linked to decrease in mortality — even in older folks Reference: Leisure Time Physical Activity and Mortality: A Detailed Pooled Analysis of the Dose-Response

Study looks for best combo of exercise type and dietary counseling for obese teens

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for September 23, 2014

Source: Obesity study finds cardio plus weight training may be best for teens Reference: Effects of Aerobic Training, Resistance Training, or Both on Percentage Body Fat and Cardiometabolic Risk Markers in Obese Adolescents

The brain still feels young but the body tells us otherwise for older active folks

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for April 9, 2014

Source: Canadian doctors urge caution as seniors dive into extreme sports  

Mild exercise prevents falls in the elderly

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for October 30, 2013


Exercise may prevent fall-related injuries in older adults


The effect of fall prevention exercise programmes on fall induced injuries in community dwelling older adults: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

Short bouts of daily exercise may help stave off diabetes

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for June 14, 2013


Brisk walk after meal may help prevent diabetes, study says


Three 15-min Bouts of Moderate Postmeal Walking Significantly Improves 24-h Glycemic Control in Older People at Risk for Impaired Glucose Tolerance

Too much intense exercise may have deleterious effect on health for some people

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for November 30, 2012


Beware The Dangers Of Long Term Marathons
Even Women Who Exercise Sit Too Much 


“Run for your life … at a comfortable speed and not too far”
James H O’Keefe and Carl J Lavie
Heart doi:10.1136/heartjnl-2012-302886

Lynette Craft, Ph.D., adjunct assistant professor, preventive medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago; Toni Yancey, M.D., M.P.H., professor, health policy and management, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles; Oct. 4, 2012, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity


Psychosocial improvements seen in obese and overweight adolescents who exercise

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for October 2, 2012


Overweight Teens Get Mental Health Boost from Even Small Amounts of Exercise


The Effects of Aerobic Exercise on Psychosocial Functioning of Adolescents Who Are Overweight or Obese

Physical inactivity's contribution to disease

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for July , 2012


Inactivity ‘killing as many as smoking’


Lee I-M, Shiroma EJ, Lobelo F, et al. Effect of physical inactivity on major non-communicable diseases worldwide: an analysis of burden of disease and life expectancy. The Lancet. Published online July 18 2012

Hallal PC, Andersen LB, Bull FC, et al. Global physical activity levels: surveillance progress, pitfalls, and prospects. The Lancet, Published online July 18 2012

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