International Journal of

Sports and Exercise MedicineISSN: 2469-5718


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5718/1510070

Call to Action: Enhancing 'Exercise is Medicine' from the Perspective of Fitness Professionals

Taniya S Nagpal, Liza Stathokostas, Harry Prapavessis and Michelle F Mottola

Article Type: Short Communication | First Published: August 31, 2017

Exercise is Medicine (EIM) is an international initiative that aims to incorporate exercise in primary healthcare by encouraging physicians to prescribe exercise and/or refer patients to Fitness Professionals (FPs). To determine how to increase referral and prescription practices previous research has focused solely on the perspective and recommendations of physicians, not FPs....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5718/1510069

Exercise, Nutrition and Gut Microbiota: Possible Links and Consequences

AV Costa, G Leite, A Resende, F Blachier and AH Lancha Jr

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: August 24, 2017

Gut microbiota plays an important role in the modulation of physiological processes associated with the digestion of nutrients, immune system and control of energy homeostasis. Changes in gut microbiota composition have been associated notably with obesity, diabetes, and inflammatory diseases. Diet is one of the major factors capable of modulating the intestinal microbiota composition....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5718/1510068

Validity of Simple Health Assessments to Evaluate Locomotive and Cognitive Functions of Late-Stage Older Adults in Japan

Eri Sarashina, Katsuyoshi Mizukami, Hanatsu Nagano and Rezaul K Begg

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: August 14, 2017

Due to the trend of ageing commonly seen in developed countries, late-stage older adults are expected to enhance their healthy life expectancy for sustainable healthcare systems. Sound locomotive and cognitive functions are the two important factors for independent lifestyles. While various institutions offer simple health assessments to check their health status, their validity still has room for debate....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5718/1510067

Glucose Turn Point as a Marker of Exercise Intensity in Elite Swimmers

Emma Swanwick and Martyn Matthews

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: August 11, 2017

Physical exercise brings an increased demand for substrates to be metabolized in working muscle. Part of this requirement is met by glucose, circulating in the blood, released from an increase in hepatic glycogenolysis and through the use of glycogen in the muscle. The movement of glucose from the blood into the muscle cell is mediated by GLUT-4 transporters....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5718/1510066

Medical Management of Males and Females in Return to Learn and Return to Play after Concussion: An Observational Study

Amy Hassen, Ariel Klingaman and Jennifer Reneker

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: July 21, 2017

This study aimed to 1) Describe differences in medical management between males and females after a concussion, and 2) Explore factors associated with the number of days to Return to Learn (RTL) and Return to Play (RTP). 111 subjects, aged 12-19 with sports-related concussion participated....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5718/1510065

The Long-Term Effects of Stand-up Paddle Boarding: A Case Study

Ben Schram, Wayne Hing and Mike Climstein

Article Type: Case Study | First Published: July 12, 2017

The association between inactivity and poor quality of life has been well documented. A major barrier to exercise is a perceived lack of time and lack of enjoyment of exercise modalities. Stand up Paddle Boarding (SUP) is an aquatic physical activity deemed easy to learn....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5718/1510064

Land Based Resistance Training and Youth Swimming Performance

Marie Clare Grant and Mykolas Kavaliauskas

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: July 08, 2017

Resistance training has been shown to have both performance-enhancing and injury-reducing benefits in youth athletes. The benefits are somewhat overlooked by many swimming coaches, therefore the effects of a structured resistance training programme in highly trained youth swimmers was investigated....

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