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Frailty is not a contraindication to prescribe exercise therapy, but rather one of the most important reasons to prescribe it.

🛑A message worth spreading 🛑


#exercise #PhysicalActivity #geriatricians #olderadults

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2/10: Building resilience for optimal ageing and the crucial role of physical activity and healthy behaviours. Image
3/10: How does one promote such resilience if it is indeed core to healthy ageing? Image
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Over last 20years, people are not eating more, nor exercising less but still becoming #obese finds this recent study. In below thread, i explain key mechanism of #obesity postulated in this paper & what you can do to break this cycle. #HealthyLiving #gutmicrobiome #MedTwitter Image
First let me share the full paper before i summarize the key points from same:
#Obesity prevalence among US adults has soared from 14% to 42% since 1980, but mean calorie intake has not changed much in population. In fact, people are eating less relative to their body sizes. This finding was confirmed in paper using multiple databases
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1. Replacing just 9 minutes (per day) of sedentary behavior (SB) by moderate-vigorous #PhysicalActivity (MVPA) results in better #cognition scores over long-term in middle aged people.
MVPA time was derived using a step cadence of ≥100
#exercise #dementia…
2. Possible physiological explanations underlying a direct role for MVPA in supporting cognition include *Acute increases in cerebral perfusion,
*Growth factor release such as brain-derived neurotrophic factor,
*Hippocampal neurogenesis.
3. Lastly, MVPA, when attained by structured exercise, involves some degree of self-motivation, planning and social interaction, which are all factors considered to be cognitively stimulating.
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#PhysicalActivity and #brain health in patients with atrial fibrillation

1. Vascular brain lesions, such as ischemic infarcts, are common among patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and are associated with impaired cognitive function.
#MedTwitter #neurotwitter #dementia
2. In a recent study, effects of physical activity and regular exercise on brain infarcts, brain volume and cognition were looked at.
3. In AF patients, regular exercise was associated with a lower prevalence of ischemic infarcts and of moderate to severe white matter disease, with larger brain volume, and with better cognitive performance.
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Runners, take it easy, if you aren't able to match your pre-covid level performance

1. #running, like every #PhysicalActivity, got severely impacted during #COVID19 pandemic. Several runners couldn't keep to their training and as a result, aren't able to match pre-covid fitness.
2. Finishes in #endurance and #ultra endurance #running (UER) decreased significantly during the pandemic, with an almost 11-fold decrease in endurance running and 5-fold decrease in UER.
This resulted in lesser opportunities for #Training.
3. Covid-19 lockdown has negatively impacted the fitness level
The COVID-19 lockdown reduced 1000 meter running and pull-up performances by 11% and 24% respectively, among Chinese college men.
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"Getting up and doing even ten minutes of light to moderate physical activity a few times [per] day is an effective strategy in reducing the likelihood of having a stroke. For overall heart and brain health, move more ... and sit less." Steven P. Hooker…
First microplastics found in Antarctic snow…
#MicroplasticsDiscovery, #AntarcticSnow
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🚨 New PhD Publication

Delighted to share this systematic review and meta-analysis on the acute effects of interrupting prolonged sitting 🪑 with standing and light-intensity walking 🚶🏼‍♂️on biomarkers of cardiometabolic health

Open Access @SportsMedicineJ:… ImageImage
📍 The meta-analytical component of this review found both standing and walking breaks significantly ⬇️ postprandial glucose metabolism

📍 However, walking 🚶🏼‍♂️ elicited a significantly greater attenuation in postprandial glucose compared to prolonged sitting and standing breaks
📍Light-intensity walking 🚶🏼‍♂️ breaks were also shown to significantly improve postprandial insulin compared to prolonged sitting and standing breaks

📍But intermittent bouts of standing showed no significant effect on postprandial insulin compared to prolonged sitting 🪑
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THREAD: SGLT2 inhibitors for #diabetes

1/5 Dr. Jamie Falk @jamisonfalk presented "A Deep Dive into #SGLT2i: What Comes to the Surface for Individuals with Diabetes"

👉🏽Watch the presentation here: 🧑🏾‍💻

#T2DM #medsafety #FOAMed #MedEd
2/5 #AdverseEffects for #SGLT2i to be aware of: genital infections, hypovolemia, DKA, amputations

✅Check out the image ⬇️ for the risk estimates
✅Watch @JamisonFalk's presentation here:🧑🏾‍💻

#T2DM #medsafety #FOAMed #MedEd #diabetes #ptsafety
3/5 Evidence to date for #SGLT2i:

The first of the two new classes of medications for type II diabetes to reduce ↘️ risk of CV #AdverseEvents and mortality

✅Watch @JamisonFalk's presentation here:🧑🏾‍💻

#T2DM #medsafety #FOAMed #MedEd #diabetes
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Hello all! I am excited to present “Time to move from “push” to “pull”: A collaborative process for implementing movement behaviour curricula in undergraduate medical education”
- Tami Morgan, Queen’s University @QueensSKHS @Queensu
3rd year PhD Candidate
If you research or practice #PhysicalActivity in #MedEd, you may recall a number of “calls to action” issued over the years, “pushing” for medical schools to add physical activity to their overextended curricula—for more, see @CmejEditor editorial below & Part B soon in 12(5)
These calls to action have recommended that new objectives and learning hours be added to the curriculum, when medical educators have stated that they do not have time. Unsurprisingly, few medical schools have sustainably implemented physical activity in their curricula.
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.#Netball leads the sector by engaging and retaining large numbers of female participants; This is important because females often participate in less sport than males
New research provides insights for sports aiming to get more women and girls into #sport…
Is netball having a positive impact on players lives? The evidence is in, and the answer is YES.

#Netball⬆️social connection, strength and fitness, skills and coordination, energy levels and overall health through regular participation in netball
Huge thanks to @NetballNSW and more than 10,000 netball players in our study. We found that netball provided players with HALF of annual participation in recreational physical activity. Players had⬆️ #physicalactivity #beactive Read more here:…
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🏆 The 2021 Nelson Mandela Award for Health Promotion goes to @ThaiHealth!

Congratulations to the Thai Health Promotion Foundation on its stellar work around building healthier communities in #Thailand 🇹🇭.
Over 2 decades, @thaihealth has been promoting healthy lifestyles among people & helping WHO advance public health agendas in #Thailand 🇹🇭, incl:

✅ alcohol & tobacco control
✅ road safety
✅ disaster management
✅ healthy diets
.@thaihealth's work has contributed to

🔸 a 2/3 reduction of dangerous alcohol consumption
🔸 improved workplace health at over 20,000 organizations
🔸 over 5000 disabled individuals getting a job

and many more.
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Check: Is #BMI of your child healthy?…

Global prevalence of #obesity doubled b/n 1990-2005 steep ⬆️ in school age kids
1 in 5 Indian child is obese - predicted 17 million will be by 2025
Ill effects of #childhoodobesity
Immediate - ⬆️BP/Cholesterol, joint/muscle problems, gall stones, heartburn, diabetes, asthma, sleep apnea
+ anxiety, depression, bullying, low self esteem
Long term - Risk of adult obesity/severe obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancers
Make it fun! - sport/dance
Get the family moving
Hr/Day of moderate to vigorous #physicalactivity
1/week strengthening (climbing/jumping)
Trade 'Sit-Time' for 'Fit-Time'…
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Out today in @BJSM_BMJ #HotOffThePress

The relationships between rugby union, and health and well-being: a scoping review 🏉

A Thread - please feel free to share! #RugbyAndHealth

Why do this study?

Majority of research has focused on link between rugby and injuries/concussion, with no 'big-picture' scientific overview of the potential relationships between rugby, and health and wellbeing

We wanted to provide this overview so that players/parents etc could make evidence-informed decisions around participation, and to identify key areas where research is needed that would provide insights in the future

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Continuing our #KidneyWk virtual e-poster tour! Check out this thread for some interesting research on #exercise, #PhysicalActivity, & #PhysicalFunction in CKD and ESKD!
A comparison of #frailty measures among individuals referred for #KidneyTransplant in Canada (PO1704). #KidneyWk @FilteredDoc @tennankore @CNTN_RCEN
A pilot RCT to embed technology-enabled group-based #Exercise programming in the clinic: The Exercise Is Medicine in Chronic Kidney Disease Trial (PO2057). #KidneyWk @felipelobelo @ahadbootwala @Shuchi_Anand @JasonCobbMD
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One upside of #KidneyWk being virtual, is the ability to view posters on-demand through the ASN website (! Check out this thread highlighting a few of the posters on #exercise, #PhysicalActivity, & #PhysicalFunction that were presented today!
A pilot & feasibility RCT targeting #SedentaryBehavior in CKD: Results from the Sit Less, Interact and Move More (SLIMM) Study (PO0586). #KidneyWk @UofUNephrology
The association of self-reported & objective measures of #PhysicalActivity with leg muscle mitochondrial oxidative capacity in CKD (PO2062). #KidneyWk
@broshan @JLGamboa_Velez
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#COPD=3rd leading cause of death🌍 Symptoms mean exercise is hard but essential for health‼️ My thesis = Experiences of using apps&wearables for monitoring #physicalactivity: People with #ChronicObstructivePulmonaryDisease & healthcare practitioners⌚️📱1/3 #CovUniTweCon @CU_ReCap Image
2/3 Activity monitors are widely used to try & increase activity, but do they really work?🤔Apparently they can increase motivation & awareness of #physicalactivity 📱⌚️I’ve interviewed people with #COPD about their experiences of using apps & wearables🗣️💭#CovUniTweCon @CU_ReCap Image
3/3 Then I spoke to healthcare practitioners about what they think of #COPD patients using tech (📱⌚️) in practice 🗣️ From understanding experiences, we can improve interventions using apps/wearables & hopefully increase activity levels for better health👍 #CovUniTweCon @CU_ReCap Image
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Year 2 of my #PhD when I was atvthe peak of my #PhysicalActivity and #fitness! This was the time when anything felt acheivable 😀
Loved my #hair that I had grown since the start of my PhD! This was #onceinalifetime thing for me to do! I donated 12’ to @locksoflove #cancersurvivor
Then the #science #reality and #depression hit me! It was the most unimaginable experience! It’s easy to brush off when other people say what depression entails, but the #experience was very profound and physically devastating! I noticed the smallest things around me differently!
At the end of year 5, with the help of many #people I beat the #depression! Ofcourse I had occasional flairs from that #experience. But the #rockbottom was something else! In a way I’m #glad I experienced it ad I truly cared about my PhD #research. @OpenAcademics @AcademicChatter
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As its the first day of #WorldAlzMonth, I thought I'd give a brief overview of work I've done in collaboration with @BAM_Research.

My research focuses on improving how we diagnose and care for people with #dementia.

I use #gait analysis and #wearables to meet these aims (1/n).
My first step was to find out if people with #dementia have unique signatures of #gait impairment (i.e. Unique walking patterns).

My review revealed that gait may be useful to identify dementia but we didn't know enough about gait in dementia subtypes.…
With @BAM_Research, I set up the GaitDem study, which examined if #gait would be a useful marker for differential diagnosis of #Alzheimers disease and #Lewy body #dementia.

Using gold standard techniques, we found early evidence that gait may be useful.…
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Interesting to see new @CIHI_ICIS data for #nurses in 🇨🇦. If interested in reading some of the work that has stemmed from our Champlain Nurses' Study @CNursesStudy and WALK Study see summary and links below: #womens ♥️ health
1. Our main paper examining the health & #physicalactivity levels of #nurses in the Champlain region of Ontario, 🇨🇦 (open access)
w/ @SPrinceWare @DrAndrewPipe @adamolab @doug_manuel @MullenKerri @Breid57Reid
2. The Impact of Web-Based Feedback on Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Health of #nurses Nurses Working in a Cardiovascular Setting: A Randomized Trial (open access):…
w/ @CHeartsTrees @Brunet_Jen @Breid57Reid @DrAndrewPipe
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(1/6) This #SundaySpotlight on #PublicHealth seeks to cover a #FAQ I have been getting a lot lately – how to have a fun and safe summer during the #COVID19 pandemic.

6⃣ essential tips 👇 and scroll for more advice. Image
(2/6) Know your risk. Know your circumstances. And most importantly, know how to protect yourself from #COVID19.

Check out this #thread for the details on each 👇

(3/6) Be #SunSafe while outside.

▪️ Wear a 🧢
▪️ Wear 🕶️
▪️ Use at least SPF15 sunscreen

More from @US_FDA:…

If you’re headed to a public pool or beach, do your best to carve out an area for you/your family & wear a face covering when not in the water.
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1/ Q: My diet consists of ice cream, bagel bites, and other processed foods. What’s up with these "#Covid Cravings"?

A: You are not alone! Ice cream and processed foods are flying off the shelves these days. Here’s a few reasons why + how to keep the comfort eats in check.
🍩 The brain responds positively to sugar in particular, releasing Dopamine which can make us feel good.
🍪 Many of our favorite childhood foods were chocked with fat, sugar, and salt. The #nostalgia of these “comfort foods” can provide solace in times of uncertainty.
🗓️ The #CoronavirusPandemic has disrupted all routines, including those around eating, resulting in different patterns of eating and food choices.…
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It's #MoveMonday #14!

Keep #active for your physical and mental health, esp. during #COVID-19 when feeling cooped up. There are lots of options for #exercise outdoors (e.g. walking) and inside (e.g. jumping jacks...let's see them!)

Share your ideas or you in action! ⚽️🏀⚾️🏐🎾
Will be pinning these posts to my profile each #MoveMonday to easily find.

Tag a friend or colleague and join!

@CHeartsTrees tag!
#MoveMonday (and every day) means #PhysicalActivity for the family. Lunch time walking🚶‍♀️ to break up #COVID-19 isolation.
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It's #MoveMonday #11!

During COVID-19, it's important to keep #active for your physical and mental health. There are lots of options for #exercise outdoors (keeping #socialdistancing in mind) and inside (e.g. dancing, lunges)

Share your ideas or you in action.
I forgot to snap a photo (will do next week!), but I walked for 30 minutes with husband who wore our 14 lbs daughter on his front. 👶carrier for family #PhysicalActivity win.
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Today is #WorldObesityDay.
Worldwide obesity has nearly tripled since 1975.
Most of the 🌎🌍🌏's population live in countries where overweight & obesity kills more people than underweight.
@WHOSEARO @WHOAFRO @WHOEMRO @WHO_Europe @pahowho @WHOWPRO Overweight & obesity are major risk factors for a number of chronic diseases, including:
🔴 diabetes
🔴 cardiovascular diseases
🔴 cancer
Once considered a problem only in high income countries, overweight & obesity are now on the rise in low- and middle-income countries.
@WHOSEARO @WHOAFRO @WHOEMRO @WHO_Europe @pahowho @WHOWPRO Eating a healthy diet 🍎🍉🍌🥕🥦🍆 can help prevent #obesity. People can:
✔️ maintain a healthy weight
✔️ limit total fat intake
✔️ increase consumption of fruit, vegetables, pulses, whole grains and nuts
✔️ limit the intake of free sugars and salt
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