“Have confidence that
if you have done a little thing well,
you can do a bigger thing well too.”
~ David Storey
Health Alert: Risk Factors for Uncontrolled Adult-Onset Asthma.
Examinations of 227 individuals with adult-onset asthma revealed that chronic inflammation, allergic rhinitis, ischemic heart disease, malignancy, and mood disorders are potential risk factors for poor asthma control. The findings suggest that uncontrolled asthma in adults may be a sign of potentially more serious mental and physical health issues.
Journal of Asthma, July 2023
Diet: Intermittent Fasting and Traditional Calorie Counting Both Aid Weight Loss.
Researchers assigned 90 obese adults to one of three groups: eating restricted to an eight-hour window each day; reducing total daily calorie intake by 25%; and no eating restrictions whatsoever. After one year, the research team observed that both time- and calorie-restricted eating provided similar weight loss benefits when compared with the control group.
Annals of Internal Medicine, June 2023
Exercise: High-Intensity Interval Training Can Fight Fatty Liver Disease.
High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is a form of exercise that involves short intervals of near-maximal effort—such as sprinting or stair climbing—separated by intervals of moderate-intensity exercise—such as jogging or fast walking. In a recent study, researchers found that patients with fatty liver disease who engaged in a twelve-week HIIT intervention experienced clinically significant reductions in fat in the liver.
Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology, June 2023
Chiropractic: Treatment for Chronic Low Back Pain.
A recent randomized-controlled trial found that the combination of patient education and soft tissue mobilization is effective for improving pain and disability in patients with chronic low back pain with central sensitization (hypersensitivity to stimuli from things that are not usually painful). Doctors of chiropractic often include patient education and soft tissue mobilization in a multimodal approach to manage chronic low back pain.
Biomedicines, April 2023
Mental Attitude: Social Lives Thrive in Walk-Friendly Neighborhoods.
New research suggests that residents of neighborhoods designed to encourage walking for leisure or transportation have a stronger sense of community and have more opportunities to socially engage with their neighbors. The findings add to a growing body of research on the benefits of highly walkable neighborhoods.
Health & Place, June 2023
Wellness/Prevention: Body Mass Index Not Enough to Assess Weight Status.
Body mass index (BMI) is an estimate of body fat based on weight and height and is commonly used to categorize an individual’s weight status as underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese. Because this method is unable to take into account additional factors such as muscle mass, age, sex, and genetics, the American Heart Association recommends healthcare providers consider alternative measures such as waist-to-hip ratio or the body adiposity index in order to better advise patients on their weight status.
American Heart Association, June 2023