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In this week’s news: We’ll Be Looking At –
- COT’s HealthBeat Chiropractic Community
- Chiropractic Care and Stroke Patients
- And Finally, a Story about Mental Health and Physical Activity
For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!
Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #666 recorded March 15, 2019
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COT’s HealthBeat Chiropractic Community
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Chiropractic Care and Stroke Patients
The objective of a recent study published in Scientific Reports, was to investigate whether a single session of chiropractic care could increase strength in weak plantar flexor muscles in chronic stroke patients.
Maximum voluntary contractions (strength) of the plantar flexors, soleus evoked V-waves (cortical drive), and H-reflexes were recorded in 12 chronic stroke patients, with plantar flexor muscle weakness, using a randomized controlled crossover design.
Outcomes were assessed pre and post a chiropractic care intervention and a passive movement control.
Following the chiropractic care intervention there was a significant increase in strength compared to the control intervention. There was a significant strength decrease after the control intervention. There were no other significant differences.
The study found that further research is required to investigate the longer term and potential functional effects of chiropractic care in stroke recovery.
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Mental Health and Physical Activity
Research is inconclusive about whether physical activity (PA) should be performed every day or performed less frequently but in longer bouts to obtain mental health benefits.
The current study, published in the journal Mental Health & Physical Activity, examined the extent to which day-to-day variability in physical activity is associated with adults’ mental health, and if this association differed by Body Mass Index (BMI).
Adults completed three waves of data collection (each lasting 4 days) during which participants completed a questionnaire assessing mental health (life satisfaction, depressive symptoms, perceived stress), wore a waist accelerometer, and had height and weight measured.
Associations between subject-level variability in daily physical activity and mental health outcomes significantly differed depending on adults’ BMI (life satisfaction; depressive symptoms; perceived stress).
The results of the study found that greater day-to-day variability in physical activity was associated with poorer mental health in adults with higher BMI values as compared to adults with lower BMI.
For individuals with high BMI values, inconsistent activity patterns may have consequences that diminish mental health. Strategies that promote consistency in daily physical activity may be useful for individuals with high BMI to enhance mental health.
As always, discuss all Exercise recommendations with your Qualified Health Care Provider.
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For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, This has been
Dr. Todd Eglow.