Search Results

You are looking at 1 - 10 of 154 items for :

  • "postmenopausal" x
Clear All
Restricted access

Katie Crockett, Saija A. Kontulainen, Jonathan P. Farthing, Philip D. Chilibeck, Brenna Bath, Adam D.G. Baxter-Jones and Catherine M. Arnold

growing numbers of postmenopausal women in Canada diagnosed with osteoporosis, identifying risk factors for fragility fractures is crucial for both primary and secondary prevention. Fractures have been identified as a tremendous burden on aging Canadians, our healthcare and social system, and the national

Restricted access

Luca Pollonini, Lauren Gulley Cox and Stacey L. Gorniak

to poor motor performance in persons with DM. In particular, postmenopausal women may experience significant deterioration of both hemodynamic function and resultant motor behaviors, given the disproportionate risk of cardiovascular complications in women with DM compared with men with DM and persons

Restricted access

Helen M. Binkley and Lauren E. Rudd

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists estimate that every day 6000 American women reach menopause, and by 2020, there will be 46 million women who are postmenopausal (PM) 1 and who will experience many physiological and psychological changes. Physiological changes include hot

Restricted access

Megan S. Farris, Kerry S. Courneya, Rachel O’Reilly and Christine M. Friedenreich

Aging is generally associated with declines in quality of life (QoL) and overall well-being. 1 Age-related declines may be exacerbated by poor or unhealthy lifestyle choices that accumulate over time. 2 Specifically, postmenopausal women may change their lifestyles when or after they reach the

Restricted access

Alexei Wong and Arturo Figueroa

of RET regimens in populations with increased cardiovascular risk, such as obese postmenopausal women. Low-intensity RET (LIRET; 40–60% 1-repetition maximum) with slow movement is an alternative RET modality that has been found to increase muscle mass and strength in different populations ( Figueroa

Restricted access

Gregory Severino, Marcos Sanchez-Gonzalez, Michelle Walters-Edwards, Michael Nordvall, Oksana Chernykh, Jason Adames and Alexei Wong

seem to adversely contribute to the increased risk of cardiovascular mortality in Hispanic postmenopausal women as opposed to postmenopausal women of other ethnic cohorts in the United States ( Ma et al., 2013 ). The autonomic nervous system control of heart rate (HR) is a major determinant of

Restricted access

Darryn S. Willoughby, Kaitlan N. Beretich, Marcus Chen and LesLee K. Funderburk

, especially resistance training (RT), is a major determinant for maintaining muscle mass. Conversely, inadequate physical activity and protein intake seem to contribute the most to occurrences of sarcopenia in postmenopausal (POST-M) women. Moreover, hormones such as estradiol appear to be positively related

Restricted access

David Silva, Ronaldo Gabriel, Helena Moreira, João Abrantes and Aurélio Faria

), pathological gait patterns, a loss of mobility, and disability ( Hills, Hennig, & McDonald, 2001 ). Gait constraints can be developed due to some of these factors. One-third of postmenopausal women also experience a fall annually ( Randell et al., 2001 ). Falls are the main cause of morbidity and mortality

Restricted access

Jaqueline P. Batista, Igor M. Mariano, Tállita C.F. Souza, Juliene G. Costa, Jéssica S. Giolo, Nádia C. Cheik, Foued S. Espindola, Sarah Everman and Guilherme M. Puga

indicated as an alternative to physical activity for postmenopausal women ( Fourie et al., 2013 ). In normotensive postmenopausal women, the cardiovascular response after acute mat Pilates exercises performance has not been determined. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to assess the acute hemodynamic

Restricted access

Saori I. Braun, Youngdeok Kim, Amy E. Jetton, Minsoo Kang and Don W. Morgan

The purpose of this study was to determine if bone health at the femoral neck (FN) and lumbar spine (LS) can be predicted from objectively-measured sedentary behavior and physical activity data in postmenopausal women. Waist-mounted ActiGraph GT1M and GT3X devices were used to quantify levels of sedentary and moderate-to-vigorous intensity behavior during a 7-day period in 44 older females. Bone health (normal and osteopenia/osteoporosis) of FN and LS was derived from T scores generated using dual energy x-ray absorptiometry. Binomial logistic regression analysis indicated that sedentary time and number of breaks in sedentary behavior were significant predictors of osteopenia/osteoporosis at the FN, but not at the LS. Adherence to physical activity guidelines was not a significant predictor of bone health at the FN or LS. Our findings suggest that more frequent interruptions in sedentary behavior are associated with improved bone health in postmenopausal women.