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Exercise & Fitness

Effects of short sprint interval training on aerobic and anaerobic indices: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Jan 31, 2022

The effects of short sprint interval training (sSIT) with efforts of ≤10 seconds on maximal oxygen consumption (V̇O max), aerobic and anaerobic performances remain unknown. To verify the effectiven...

Validity and reliability of the Greek version of modified Baecke questionnaire.

Jan 17, 2022

The purpose of this study was to translate and investigate the validity and reliability of the modified Baecke Physical Activity Questionnaire (mBQ) in the Greek adult population.This is a cross-cultu...

Simultaneous monitoring of sweat lactate content and sweat secretion rate by wearable remote biosensors.

Jan 17, 2022

We report on the simultaneous monitoring of sweat lactate concentration and sweat secretion rate. For this aim lactate oxidase-Prussian Blue enzyme-nanozyme type lactate biosensors were elaborated. Th...

Managing Fall Prevention through Exercise in Older Adults Afflicted by Cognitive and Strength Impairment.

Jan 03, 2022

A growing trend in medicine is older adults and increased need for geriatric services. Falls contribute heavily to hospitalizations and worsening of overall health in this frail demographic. There are...

Injuries During High-Intensity Functional Training.

Jan 03, 2022

High-intensity functional training (HIFT) involves high-volume and high-intensity physical activities with short rest periods between movements and the use of multiple-joint exercises. This paper anal...

Healthy memory aging - the benefits of regular daily activities increase with age.

Dec 20, 2021

As the number of older adults increases, so does the pressure on health care systems due to age-related disorders. Attempts to reduce cognitive decline have focused on individual interventions such as...

Assessing an Activity Tracker to Increase Motivation for Physical Activity in T2D

Dec 14, 2021

Physical inactivity is a well-documented contributor to premature mortality, cardiovascular disease (CVD), and type 2 diabetes (T2D). “Adopting healthy habits, such as regular physical activity, goo...

Preventive effect of tailored exercises on patellar tendinopathy in elite youth athletes: A cohort study.

Nov 29, 2021

To investigate the effects of an intervention with tailored exercises on the incidence of patellar tendinopathy (PT) in elite youth jumping athletes.Prospective crossover cohort.One sport club facilit...

Identifying joint-specific gait mechanisms causing impaired gait in alkaptonuria patients.

Nov 22, 2021

Alkaptonuria is a rare genetic disease that leads to structural joint damage and impaired movement function. Previous research indicates that alkaptonuria affects gait, however the detailed mechanisms...

Association Between Brain Structural Network Efficiency at Term-Equivalent Age and Early Development of Cerebral Palsy in Very Preterm Infants.

Nov 15, 2021

Very preterm infants (born at less than 32 weeks gestational age) are at high risk for serious motor impairments, including cerebral palsy (CP). The brain network changes that antecede the early devel...

Test Protocol Optimization of the Heart Rate-based Lactate Minimum Test.

Oct 25, 2021

The determination of the maximal lactate steady state (MLSS) requires at least two constant load tests. Therefore, different testing procedures to indirectly determine MLSS based on one single test ha...

Predictors of postoperative hospital length of stay after total knee arthroplasty.

Oct 25, 2021

To collect and analyse clinical and functional variables of patients undergoing rehabilitation after total knee arthroplasty (TKA), in order to identify which amongst them could influence the post-ope...

Tanner-Whitehouse and Modified Bayley-Pinneau Adult Height Predictions in Elite Youth Soccer Players from the Middle East.

Oct 18, 2021

To provide the first scrutiny of adult height prediction protocols based on automated Greulich-Pyle and Tanner-Whitehouse (TW) skeletal ages applied to elite youth soccer players from the Middle East....

Sleep Duration Correlates With Performance in Ultra-Endurance Triathlon.

Oct 11, 2021

The relationship between sleep duration, sleep quality, and race completion time during each stage of a 3-day ultra-endurance triathlon (stage 1: 10-km swim, 146-km cycle; stage 2: 276-km cycle; and s...

A case-control study on physical activity preferences, motives, and barriers in patients with psychiatric conditions.

Oct 04, 2021

Physical activity in individuals diagnosed with psychiatric conditions (patients) has antidepressant and anxiolytic effects, but levels of physical activity are still low in this population. This stud...

Exploration of non-pharmacological interventions in the management of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.

Oct 04, 2021

Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) are considered as integral parts of dementia. Whilst pharmacotherapy is reserved for severe symptoms of BPSD, the associated adverse effects c...

Association between Change in Regional Phase Angle and Jump Performance: A Pilot Study in Serie A Soccer Players.

Sep 27, 2021

This observational longitudinal investigation aimed to investigate whether change in bioelectrical regional phase angle (PhA) is a predictor of change in vertical jump performance in elite soccer pla...

Social Science Pedagogy as a Way of Integrating Sustainable Education and Global Citizenship into the Initial Training of Pre-Primary Teachers.

Sep 27, 2021

The main objective of this research was to demonstrate the integration of international and national strategies in education for sustainable development and global citizenship into initial teacher tra...

Review of prophylactic swallowing interventions for head and neck cancer.

Sep 20, 2021

Head and neck cancer treatment destroys nerves and/or organs associated with swallowing. Previous studies have investigated the efficacy of exercises for muscles used in swallowing before treatment in...

High-speed stretch-shortening cycle exercises as a strategy to provide eccentric overload during resistance training.

Sep 20, 2021

Resistance exercises eliciting eccentric overload (EO) are considered to strongly promote muscular hypertrophy and broad neuromuscular adaptations, but typically require specialized equipment. The aim...