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  2. Weekend warrior physical activity pattern and common mental disorder
    2017 - England

    Mental health benefits may be accrued through different PA patterns.

  3. PA, physical functioning and disability risk in mobility-limited older adults
    2017 - USA

    Greater changes in physical activity behavior measured objectively were associated with clinically meaningful improvements in physical functioning and reductions in the development of major...

  4. QoL & sleep quality after aquatic or dry-land aerobic training - diabetes
    2017 - Brazil

    Aerobic training in both aquatic and dry-land environments provides similar effects on quality of life, depressive symptoms and sleep quality in patients with type 2 diabetes.

  5. Physical activity could combat fatigue, cognitive decline in cancer survivors
    2017 - USA

    MVPA may be associated with greater executive function and working memory in BCSs. Further, this effect may be partially indirect through cancer-related symptoms (e.g., fatigue).

  6. Long-term effects of exercise at different intensity levels on depression
    Sweden

    Light and vigorous exercise results in lower depression severity than moderate exercise.

  7. Urban forests:Conservation strategy to increase ecosystem services & urban wellbein
    2017 - USA

    Planting more trees in potential tree cover areas could nearly double the benefits provided by the urban forest.

  8. Effect of Bikram yoga on stress, self-efficacy and health-related QOL
    2017 - Australia

    16 weeks of Bikram yoga significantly improved perceived stress, general self-efficacy and HRQoL in sedentary, stressed adults.

  9. Circuit resistance training effective to enhance muscle older & middle age
    2017 - USA

    CRT is a valid alternative to conventional RT. Its shorter duration and lower intensity relative to traditional RT, may increase adherence to training in older adults.

  10. Childhood Experiences in Nature & Young Adult Environ Attitude, Behaviour
    2017 - Australia

    Positive attitudes and actions towards the environment may be fostered in childhood.

  11. BMI, Waist Circumference, Physical Activity, and Risk of Hearing Loss in Women
    2013 - USA

    Higher BMI and larger waist circumference are associated with increased risk, and higher physical activity is associated with reduced risk of hearing loss in women.

  12. Short-term exer intervention-cardiovascular functions and QoL of CHF patients
    2016 - Asia

    Short-term exercise intervention can significantly improve the aerobic capacity, CO, and QoL of CHF patients.

  13. Health benefits of tai chi What is the evidence?
    2016 - Canada

    There is abundant evidence on the health and fitness effects of tai chi.

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