Diet and Exercise

Beneficial Effect of Aerobic Exercise in Migraine via Modulation of Avoidance Behavior

Beneficial Effect of Aerobic Exercise in Migraine via Modulation of Avoidance Behavior

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The effect of aerobic exercise in reducing migraine-associated burden in individuals with comorbid tension-type headache and neck pain may not be mediated by an effect on nociceptive pathways.

Aerobic Exercise Significantly Improves Symptom Burden for Migraineurs

Aerobic Exercise Significantly Improves Symptom Burden for Migraineurs

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Aerobic exercise may improve migraine frequency, intensity of pain, and the duration of tension-type headache.

Migraine Burden May Be Reduced With Physical Activity

Migraine Burden May Be Reduced With Physical Activity

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Recent research has found that exercise reduced the burden of migraine and the ability to engage in physical activity by reducing the effect of tension-type headache and neck pain.

Impact of Physical Activity on Migraine in Overweight, Obese Women

Impact of Physical Activity on Migraine in Overweight, Obese Women

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A large variability in the impact of physical activity on pain during acute migraine attacks was found in women who were overweight and obese.

Can Wearable Fitness Technology Improve Our Health?

Can Wearable Fitness Technology Improve Our Health?

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One physician shares his thoughts on whether wearable fitness technology is benefiting our health.

Fibromyalgia Symptoms Improved by Massage Plus Exercise in Women

Fibromyalgia Symptoms Improved by Massage Plus Exercise in Women

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Connective tissue massage combined with exercise was shown to reduce fibromyalgia-associated symptoms and to improve quality of life.

USPSTF Recommends Exercise to Reduce Fall Risk in Elderly

USPSTF Recommends Exercise to Reduce Fall Risk in Elderly

The US Preventive Services Task Force recommends exercise to prevent falls in at-risk community-dwelling adults aged 65 years and older.

Physiotherapy and Stabilization Effective in Chronic Low Back Pain

Physiotherapy and Stabilization Effective in Chronic Low Back Pain

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Physiotherapy combined with routine or stabilization exercises is effective for reducing pain and improving muscle dimensions in patients with nonspecific chronic low back pain.

Pilates Effective in Alleviating Chronic Low Back Pain

Pilates Effective in Alleviating Chronic Low Back Pain

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Pilates may represent an effective therapy for the management of chronic lower back pain.

Becoming a Better Physician: Make Time for Exercise

Becoming a Better Physician: Make Time for Exercise

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Setting aside time for exercise can make you a better physician by increasing your confidence to counsel patients and your perceived success to do so.

Physical Function in Knee Osteoarthritis Improved With Exercise Therapy

Physical Function in Knee Osteoarthritis Improved With Exercise Therapy

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Patients with knee osteoarthritis and severe comorbidities showed significant improvements in physical function shown by WOMAC and 6MWT scores after undergoing a tailored exercise program.

Guided Approach to Exercise May Reduce Fatigue in Chronic Fatigue Patients

Guided Approach to Exercise May Reduce Fatigue in Chronic Fatigue Patients

An expert-guided, self-help exercise program may help patients with chronic fatigue syndrome.

Guided Approach to Exercise May Reduce Fatigue in Chronic Fatigue Patients

Guided Approach to Exercise May Reduce Fatigue in Chronic Fatigue Patients

An expert-guided, self-help exercise program may help patients with chronic fatigue syndrome.

Gout Prevention With Dietary Intervention

Gout Prevention With Dietary Intervention

The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet is effective for prevention of gout.

Probiotics May Improve Symptoms of Recurrent Abdominal Pain in Children

Probiotics May Improve Symptoms of Recurrent Abdominal Pain in Children

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Probiotics may alleviate pain in the short-term in children with recurrent abdominal pain.

 Knee Pain Alleviated With Internet-Delivered Exercise, Pain-Coping Skills

Knee Pain Alleviated With Internet-Delivered Exercise, Pain-Coping Skills

An internet-delivered physical therapist-prescribed home exercise and pain-coping skills training intervention is beneficial for individuals with chronic knee pain.

Can Yoga Improve Back-Related Function in Chronic Low Back Pain?

Can Yoga Improve Back-Related Function in Chronic Low Back Pain?

Yoga only led to moderate improvements compared with exercise or no exercise interventions in patients with low back pain.

Effectiveness of Outpatient Program in Managing Complex Pain

Effectiveness of Outpatient Program in Managing Complex Pain

Patients who learn to manage their pain with CBT and exercise can reduce pain levels.

Empathy, Exercise, Yoga and Chronic Pain

Empathy, Exercise, Yoga and Chronic Pain

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Dr Bushnell suggests practicing yoga, as long-term yogis have higher pain tolerance and increased gray matter—including in pain-modulating brain areas—compared with that of non-practitioners.

Curbing Fibromyalgia-Related Fatigue With Resistance Training

Curbing Fibromyalgia-Related Fatigue With Resistance Training

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At post-treatment examination, participants in the exercise group demonstrated a significantly greater improvement in general fatigue, physical fatigue, and mental fatigue, compared to the active control group.

Exercise-Induced Hypoalgesia for Neuropathic Pain

Exercise-Induced Hypoalgesia for Neuropathic Pain

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Clarifying these mechanisms will allow a compelling argument to be made for exercise therapy with the goal of improving chronic pain.

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