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Physical exercise during pregnancy and its influence in the type of birth

Lílian Cristina da Silveira, Conceição Aparecida de Mattos Segre

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082012000400003

Objective:To verify if medium intensity exercise performed during pregnancy can influence in the type of delivery, and to observe compliance to an exercise program among primiparous women with different levels of schooling.METHODS:A study carried out at the Centro de Incentivo ao Aleitamento Materno, in São Sebastiao (SP), between April 7, 2008, and April 14, 2009. A prospective study involving 66 primiparous women who were divided into two groups: an Exercise Group, engaged in regular physical activity during pregnancy, and the […]

Stages of health behavior change and factors associated with physical activity in patients with intermittent claudication

Jacilene Guedes de Oliveira, João Paulo dos Anjos Souza Barbosa, Breno Quintella Farah, Marcel da Rocha Chehuen, Gabriel Grizzo Cucato, Nelson Wolosker, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082012000400005

Objective:To analyze, in people with intermittent claudication, the frequency of individuals who are in each of stages of health behavior change to practice physical activity, and analyze the association of these stages with the walking capacity.METHODS:We recruited 150 patients with intermittent claudication treated at a tertiary center, being included those >30-year-old-individuals and who had ankle-arm index

Comparative study of the effects of two programs of physical exercises in flexibility and balance of healthy elderly individuals with and without major depression

Fernanda Varkala Lanuez, Wilson Jacob-Filho, Mariana Varkala Lanuez, Ana Cláudia Becattini de Oliveira

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082011ao1780

ABSTRACTObjective:To assess flexibility and balance in healthy elderly subjects with or without major depression, by means of two different programs: aerobic exercises and flexibility and balance exercises.Methods:A randomized, double-blind controlled study in which each sample was the control of itself. Research subjects were 19 healthy elderly individuals, aged between 60 and 90 years, of both genders, referred to the Department of Geriatrics of the Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo, with or without the […]

Correlation between two physical activity programs in the gait of sedentary elderly subjects

Mariana Varkala Lanuez, Fernanda Varkala Lanuez, Eduardo Gunther Montero, Wilson Jacob Filho

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082010ao1585

ABSTRACTObjectives:To assess the effect of exercise on gait using two different programs: a group of aerobic exercises (Group A, n = 18) and a group of flexibility and balance exercises (Group B, n = 19).Methods:A casualized controlled study, in which each sample controlled itself, was undertaken. The sample comprised 37 male and female subjects, aged from 60 to 90 years, from the outpatient clinic of the Geriatrics Unit of Hospital das Clínicas of Faculdade de Medicina of Universidade de São […]

The impact of motivational interventions for increasing physical activity

Aneci Sobral Rocha, Marcio Marega

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082010ao1442

ABSTRACTObjective:To assess whether incentives for practicing regular physical activities in fact help raising the frequency of exercising.Methods:Male and female subjects undergoing two to three assessments in the Check-Up Unit of Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein (HIAE) were evaluated by noting any increase in levels of physical activity, improvements in mean metabolic unit numbers, and the sensitization index. The International Physical Activity Questionnaire was applied to assess the sample.Results:There were 1,879 subjects − 1,559 (83%) males and 320 (17%) females – aged […]

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