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The effects of prolonged sitting on general health

Recent research has investigated prolonged periods of sitting on general health and findings indicate that it can be attributable to cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes along other conditions.  General advice is to try to reduce prolonged sitting time as much as possible, and increase levels of exercise to try to mitigate the risks prolonged sitting can cause

The use of aerobic exercise as an effective treatment for depression

Research has shown that aerobic exercise is an effective treatment for depression.  A systematic review of 11 trials with 455 adult participants shows an encouraging addition to the evidence-base.

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Snapshot summaries of clinical evidence

An LSO graduate, Jay Ruddock, has provided a snapshot summary regarding exercise therapy in the management of hip and knee osteoarthritis.  Evidence suggests that exercise in general can help patients manage the pain of hip and knee osteoarthritis. Further key messages from this Snapshot Summary include:

  • Appropriate exercise can be prescribed irrespective of age, pain level, comorbidity and disability.
  • Catering to the patient’s specific needs and circumstances may improve adherence, which is important for improvements in outcomes.