What are the Exercise Beliefs & Behaviours of Individuals with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome/Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome – Hypermobility Type?

Research Paper Title Exercise beliefs and behaviours of individuals with Joint Hypermobility syndrome/Ehlers-Danlos syndrome – hypermobility type. Background To explore exercise beliefs and behaviours of individuals with Joint Hypermobility syndrome/Ehlers-Danlos syndrome – hypermobility type and to explore patient experiences of physiotherapy. Methods A cross sectional questionnaire survey design was used to collect quantitative and qualitative… Read More

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Mental Health & Exercise: Getting the ‘Dose’ Right

It is now well-known, and generally accepted, that exercise is beneficial for mental health. For example, we know that: 1. Enjoyment Matters Research demonstrates the pleasure response (officially known as affective valence) to a single bout of aerobic exercise can predict participation in the long-term, i.e. six- and twelve months later. The less pleasurable the… Read More

Smoking & the Risk of Injury in Military Personnel

Research Paper Title The Combined Effect of Cigarette Smoking and Fitness on Injury Risk in Men and Women. Background Prior studies have identified cigarette smoking and low fitness as independent risk factors for injury; however, no studies have evaluated the combined effect of cigarette smoking and fitness on injury risk. The objective of this research… Read More

The Motivation to Benefit from Exercise

There is no doubt about the benefits of exercise. Physical activity is associated with a reduced risk of coronary heart disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and other chronic diseases and conditions. Despite the wealth of information about the benefits of exercise, sedentary adults often find it hard to  change their behaviour in a sustainable manner. The… Read More

Could Measurement of Circulating CF n-DNA be a Sensitive Tool for Monitoring Acute Exercise Effects in the Human Body?

Research Paper Title Repeated bouts of exhaustive exercise increase circulating cell free nuclear and mitochondrial DNA without development of tolerance in healthy men. Objective Acute single strenuous exercise increases circulating cell free DNA (cf DNA). The researchers tested whether three repeated bouts of exhaustive exercise induced the cf DNA response without development of tolerance in… Read More

What is the Impact of Exercise Programmes among Helicopter Pilots with Transient LBP?

Research Paper Title Impact of exercise programs among helicopter pilots with transient LBP. Background Flight related low back pain (LBP) among helicopter pilots is frequent and may influence flight performance. Prolonged confined sitting during flights seems to weaken lumbar trunk (LT) muscles with associated secondary transient pain. Aim of the study was to investigate if… Read More

What is the Relevance of Whole Body Vibration Exercise for Tactical Athletes?

Research Paper Title Relevance of Whole Body Vibration Exercise in Sport: A Short Review with Soccer, Diver and Combat Sport. Background Whole body vibration exercise (WBVE) has been used as a safe and accessible exercise and important reviews have been published about the use of this exercise to manage diseases and to improve physical conditions… Read More