2017 study: (Aquatic) Exercise Is Good For You...

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2017 study: (Aquatic) Exercise Is Good For You...

Postby jimmylegs » Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:24 pm

Influence of aquatic exercises in physical condition in patients with multiple sclerosis
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28462574
"Abstract
BACKGROUND:
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disabling chronic disease of the nervous system in which the myelin system of the central nervous system is deteriorated.
PURPOSE:
This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of an aquatic exercise program on the physical condition of patients suffering from multiple sclerosis.
METHODS:
The study included 26 participants divided into two groups: an experimental group (EG) with 13 individuals and a control group (CG) also with 13 individuals. The EG underwent 12 weeks of aquatic exercise, three times per week and 45-60 minutes per session. The groups were evaluated pre- and post-intervention, and were later compared to check for differences between groups. Data was collected by using functional tests such as the Timed "Up and Go" test, the Timed 7.62 Meters Walk test, the Getting up from a Sitting Position test and the Balance test.
RESULTS:
Significant differences were found between the groups in the post-intervention stage. Furthermore, significant differences were also observed in all domains of physical condition of EG patients, in the post-intervention stage. Results obtained from the intention- to-treat analysis were consistent with those found in the literature.
CONCLUSIONS:
Therefore, this study's results suggest that aquatic exercise programs can effectively improve multiple sclerosis patient's physical condition and should be considered when coping with this public health problem."

long term good makes sense. short term, mixed blessing in my xp. helps keep you cool when you're working hard but oh, that gravity when you get out!
odd sx? no dx? check w/ dietitian
DRI=MINIMUM eg bit.ly/1vgQclQ
99% don't meet these. meds/lifestyle can affect levels
status can be low in ms & other cond'ns
'but my results are normal'. typical panels don't test all
deficits occur in 'normal' range
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Re: 2017 study: (Aquatic) Exercise Is Good For You...

Postby Brainteaser » Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:27 pm

This sounds good but what did the control group do? Also, it would be interesting to know the type of exercises undertaken and the variation of results between the two groups.
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Re: 2017 study: (Aquatic) Exercise Is Good For You...

Postby NHE » Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:07 pm

You can access the full text of this article for 2 days at a price of: € 85,00.

They must be very proud of their journal. That's $100 US for a single article!
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Re: 2017 study: (Aquatic) Exercise Is Good For You...

Postby jimmylegs » Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:42 am

provisional copy currently posted says the control group did not participate in any of the prescribed exercises

experimental session info:

walking out of water 5-10 mins
walking in chest high water 5-10 mins
water bicycling using noodle 5-10 mins
exercises for upper and lower limbs (had water dumbbells etc) 5-10 mins
breathing exercises 5 mins
swimming 10 mins
recovery 5 mins
odd sx? no dx? check w/ dietitian
DRI=MINIMUM eg bit.ly/1vgQclQ
99% don't meet these. meds/lifestyle can affect levels
status can be low in ms & other cond'ns
'but my results are normal'. typical panels don't test all
deficits occur in 'normal' range
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