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Effects of a Mat Pilates Programme on Body Composition in Elderly Women

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10.7727/wimj.2012.107
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524–8
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An eight-week mat Pilates exercise programme may contradict or even reverse some of the most serious consequences of ageing associated with an increased fat mass and reduced lean body mass in elderly females.

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e-Published: 14 Nov, 2013

The Impact of the Healthcare System in Barbados (Provision of Health Insurance and the Benefit Service Scheme) on the Use of Herbal Remedies by Christian Churchgoers

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258–63
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This article attempts to determine the use of herbal remedies within a population of Christian churchgoers and also the impact of the healthcare system on the use of herbal remedies in Barbados. One-third of the respondents indicated that they used herbal remedies to treat various ailments including chronic conditions. Health insurance did not influence the use of herbal remedies.

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Aim: To determine the impact of health insurance and the government’s Benefit Service Scheme, a system that provides free drugs to treat mostly chronic illnesses to persons aged 16 to 65 years, on the use of herbal remedies by Christian churchgoers in Barbados.

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e-Published: 21 Aug, 2013
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