– 9 Therefore, it is important to encourage physical activity that abides by state and local mitigation policies to assist with disease management and increase physiologic reserve beyond the immediate SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. 20 , 25 Practical Exercise Guidance During the COVID-19 Pandemic The public
Geoffrey M. Hudson and Kyle Sprow
Ralph Wood, Edward Hebert, Chris Wirth, Ali Venezia, Shelly Welch, and Ann Carruth
Successful campus-community partnerships provide universities enhanced visibility in the community, and offer university students opportunities to engage in real-world educational experiences through service learning and internships. In addition, the participating community agency/program benefits from an infusion of ambitious students that can help the agency/program further its mission, and increase its visibility and reach. Within the areas of health promotion and wellness, campus-community partnerships have become an essential component in the delivery of prevention services and the development of public health infrastructure. The purpose of this paper is to share the experiences of two universities in their development of campus-community partnerships in the areas of health and wellness.
Minna Rasinaho, Mirja Hirvensalo, Raija Leinonen, Taru Lintunen, and Taina Rantanen
The purpose of this study was to investigate what older adults with severe, moderate, or no mobility limitation consider motives for and barriers to engaging in physical exercise. Community-dwelling adults (N = 645) age 75–81 years completed a questionnaire about their motives for and barriers to physical exercise and answered interview questions on mobility limitation. Those with severely limited mobility more often reported poor health, fear and negative experiences, lack of company, and an unsuitable environment as barriers to exercise than did those with no mobility limitation. They also accentuated disease management as a motive for exercise, whereas those with no or moderate mobility limitation emphasized health promotion and positive experiences related to exercise. Information about differences in motives for and barriers to exercise among people with and without mobility limitation helps tailor support systems that support engagement in physical activity among older adults.
Jennifer L Kuk, Shahnaz Davachi, Andrea M. Kriska, Michael C. Riddell, and Edward W. Gregg
This article briefly summarizes the “Pre-Diabetes Detection and Intervention Symposium” that described ongoing and past pre-diabetes interventions, and outlined some considerations when deciding to target specific populations with pre-diabetes. The success of type 2 diabetes (T2D) prevention clinical trials provides clear evidence that healthy lifestyle change can prevent the development of T2D in a cost effective manner in high risk individuals. However, who to target and what cut-points should be used to identify individuals who would qualify for these T2D prevention programs are not simple questions. More stringent cut-offs are more efficient in preventing T2D, but less equitable. Interventions will likely need to be adapted and made more economical for local communities and health care centers if they are to be adopted universally. Further, they may need to be adapted to meet the specific needs of certain high-risk populations such as ethnic minorities. The Chronic Disease Management & Prevention Program for Diverse Populations in Alberta and the Pre-diabetes Detection and Physical Activity Intervention Delivery project in Toronto represent 2 examples of specialized interventions that are targeted at certain high risk populations. To reverse the current T2D trends will require continued efforts to develop and refine T2D prevention interventions.
Robert W. Motl and Rachel Bollaert
, 482536 . PubMed ID: 26146460 doi: 10.1155/2015/482536 Klaren , R.E. , Hubbard , E.A. , Wetter , N.C. , Sutton , B.P. , & Motl , R.W. ( 2017 ). Objectively measured sedentary behavior and brain volumetric measurements in multiple sclerosis . Neurodegenerative Disease Management, 7 , 31
Frances Bevington, Katrina L. Piercy, Kate Olscamp, Sandra W. Hilfiker, Dena G. Fisher, and Elizabeth Y. Barnett
preferred specific messages about health benefits that were related to disease management for conditions like high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes, as well as messages about short-term benefits related to improved sleep and mood over generic messages about overall health (eg, “physical activity is good
Daniel Bok, Karim Chamari, and Carl Foster
lead to hospitalization and even death. Obviously, practicing physical activity during the asymptomatic phase of illness or premature return to sporting activities, especially to heavy training after the infection, could have large implications for disease management. Given the absence of standardized
Farzin Halabchi, Reza Mazaheri, Khashayar Sabeti, Masoud Yunesian, Zahra Alizadeh, Zahra Ahmadinejad, Seyed Mojtaba Aghili, and Zahra Tavakol
. 2020 ; 9 : 103 – 104 . PubMed ID: 32099716 doi:10.1016/j.jshs.2020.02.001 32099716 10.1016/j.jshs.2020.02.001 8. Hudson GM , Sprow K . Promoting physical activity during the COVID-19 pandemic: implications for obesity and chronic disease management . J Phys Act Health . 2020 ; 9 : 1 – 3 . doi
Albert R. Mendoza, Kate Lyden, John Sirard, John Staudenmayer, Catrine Tudor-Locke, and Patty S. Freedson
; Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee, 2018 ; US Department of Health and Human Services, 2018 ). Dissemination of these recommendations has led to a heightened awareness of the importance and value of PA monitoring as a strategy for health promotion and chronic disease management. As a result
Amy Rauer and Lyndsey M. Hornbuckle
Assessment, 4 , 473 – 482 . doi:10.1037/1040-3518.104.22.1683 10.1037/1040-3522.214.171.1243 Henry , S.L. , Rook , K.S. , Stephens , M.A. , & Franks , M.M. ( 2013 ). Spousal undermining of older diabetic patients’ disease management . Journal of Health Psychology, 18 , 1550 – 1561 . PubMed ID