Explore the latest in physical activity science, including evaluations of the effects of activity regimens on obesity and chronic illness.
This study uses 2015-2016 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data to assess prevalence of daily sitting time and weekly leisure-time physical activity among US adults.
This Viewpoint from the US Assistant Secretary for Health discusses the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, 2nd edition, and proposes ways in which the medical care system, new technologies, workplace initiatives, and enhanced youth participation in sports can promote physical activity.
This Special Communication from the US Department of Health and Human Services summarizes key guidelines and recommendations in the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, 2nd edition.
This case report describes a wide complex tachycardia in a woman with type 2 diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and obseity.
This randomized clinical trial examines the effect of an exercise intervention on the functional levels of elderly patients hospitalized for acute care.
This cohort study uses UK Whitehall II study data to characterize changes in cardiovascular risk factors over 10 years and associations between change in risk and incident cardiovascular events among people without baseline cardiovascular disease.
This systematic review and meta-analysis of 5 clinical trials examines the association of different exercise interventions with venous leg ulceration healing when used as an adjuvant to any form of compression.
This randomized clinical trial evaluates the effect of an intervention that aims to prevent young child overweight and obesity and to improve health in the US-Affiliated Pacific region via the Children’s Healthy Living Program.
This study assesses the association between cardiorespiratory fitness and long-term mortality in adults undergoing exercise treadmill testing.
This cohort analysis examines the association between self-reported exercise and change in exercise and mortality in adult survivors of childhood cancer.
This randomized clinical trial compares the effectiveness of a tai ji quan intervention with multimodal exercise and stretching exercise in reducing falls in older adults who had fallen in the past year.
This systematic review and meta-analysis investigates the dose-response association between levels of physical activity and the risk of Parkinson disease by examining data from 8 studies including more than half a million participants.
This JAMA Patient Page describes the US Preventive Services Task Force’s recent recommendations on behavioral interventions for weight loss to prevent obesity-related problems in adults.
This systematic review to support the 2018 US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement on interventions to prevent obesity-related morbidity and mortality summarizes published evidence on the benefits and harms of behavioral and pharmacotherapy weight loss and weight loss maintenance interventions in adults.
This 2018 Recommendation Statement from the US Preventive Services Task Force recommends that clinicians offer or refer adults with a body mass index of 30 or higher to intensive, multicomponent behavioral interventions (B recommendation).
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