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Promoting Physical Activity During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Implications for Obesity and Chronic Disease Management

Geoffrey M. Hudson and Kyle Sprow

– 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

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The Important and Often Unrecognized Role of Physical Activity for Disease Management Among Highly Climate Vulnerable Clinical Populations

Deborah Salvo, Lisa Sharp, and Sharmilee Nyenhuis

understanding and leveraging the critical role that physical activity can play for disease management among these types of highly climate-vulnerable clinical populations. Based on the most recent data, 26.5 million people live with asthma in the United States, and over 339 million people globally, 16 most of

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Campus-Community Partnerships in Health and Wellness

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.

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Trends in Meeting the Aerobic Physical Activity Guideline Among Adults With and Without Select Chronic Health Conditions, United States, 1998–2018

John D. Omura, Eric T. Hyde, Giuseppina Imperatore, Fleetwood Loustalot, Louise Murphy, Mary Puckett, Kathleen B. Watson, and Susan A. Carlson

activity as part of disease management and control have been established. In most years during 1998–2018, NHIS respondents were asked if they had ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had diabetes or sugar diabetes (other than during pregnancy); hypertension (also called high

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Motives for and Barriers to Physical Activity among Older Adults with Mobility Limitations

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.

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Pre-Diabetes Detection and Intervention for High Risk Communities

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.

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Sedentary Behavior in Persons With Multiple Sclerosis: Is the Time Ripe for Targeting a New Health Behavior?

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

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The Move Your Way Campaign: Encouraging Contemplators and Families to Meet the Recommendations From the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans

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

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Influence of Ageism on Physical Activity Prescription for Prediabetes Management

Arun Eswaran and Brad A. Meisner

or whether other factors explain this effect. Furthermore, research on ageism and Type 2 diabetes focuses on postdiagnosis disease management rather than on prediabetes care to prevent or delay the development of Type 2 diabetes. Therapeutic lifestyle management is the preferred treatment approach

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The Pitch Invader—COVID-19 Canceled the Game: What Can Science Do for Us, and What Can the Pandemic Do for Science?

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