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Exercise for Healthy, Active Ageing: A Physiological Perspective and Review of International Recommendations

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.177
Pages: 
351–56
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Individualized exercise regimens, including aerobic, resistance, balance and flexibility training help the older person overcome age-related physiological decline. Recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO) and other organizations for physical activity for improved quality of life for the ageing person are discussed.

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03 Aug, 2018
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e-Published: 19 Dec, 2018

Factors Associated with Physical Activity in Jamaicans with Cardiovascular Disease

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.112
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Not enough research has been conducted on the factors influencing physical activity participation in Jamaica. This study examined factors (social support, exercise barriers, and benefits) associated with physical activity level in Jamaicans with cardiovascular disease.

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Objective: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in Jamaica. Physical activity participation has positive effects on some risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Despite this, many remain physically inactive. This study examined factors (social support, exercise barriers, and benefits) associated with physical activity level in Jamaicans with cardiovascular disease.

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13 Nov, 2017
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e-Published: 15 Nov, 2017

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Factors Influencing Physical Activity Participation among Secondary School Learners in the Hlanganani Rural Area of Limpopo Province, South Africa

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.344
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This study examined the factors that influenced Physical Activity (PA) participation in rural areas in South Africa. The aim of this study is to provide baseline information upon which future studies on the promotion of PA in South African rural schools can be based.

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Objective:To determine the factors that influence physical activity participation among secondary school learners in the Hlanganani rural area of Limpopo Province, South Africa.

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24 Aug, 2015
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e-Published: 10 Mar, 2016

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Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

An Assessment of Dietary and Physical Activity Behaviours of Adolescents in Selected Secondary Schools in Guyana

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.199
Pages: 
250–5
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Dietary and physical activity behaviours of Guyanese adolescents’ survey revealed that only one-tenth of youth are consuming daily recommended fruit and vegetable intake. Only half of youth participate in vigorous physical activity and less than half in moderate physical activity.

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Background: In Guyana, the five leading causes of death are ischaemic heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, cancer, diabetes mellitus and hypertension. Maintaining healthy eating habits and adequate daily physical activity could prevent many of these conditions.

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20 Apr, 2015
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e-Published: 18 Dec, 2015

The Joint Influence of Protein Supplements, Soft-drinks and Extreme Physical Activity on the Development of Acute Renal Injury and Hypokalaemia

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.360
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376–9

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Accepted: 
30 Jun, 2015
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e-Published: 13 Nov, 2015

Physical Inactivity Associated with Impaired Glucose Tolerance among Pregnant Women

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.195
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Exercise during pregnancy would control glucose level and body mass index among expecting women. This study therefore demonstrates the effect of exercise among pregnant women.

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Objective: To assess the effects of exercise on pregnant women in controlling glucose levels and body mass index (BMI).

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24 Aug, 2016
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e-Published: 29 Aug, 2016

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Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

Physical Activity Levels of Senior Secondary School Students in Ibadan, Western Nigeria

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529–34
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Inactivity and low levels of physical activity are predisposing factors to many chronic diseases which are showing an increase in prevalence in sub-Saharan Africa generally. This study showed that adolescents are not involved in adequate physical activities that could safeguard their present and future well-being.

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e-Published: 15 Oct, 2013

An Update on the Burden of Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in Jamaica Findings from the Jamaica Health and Lifestyle Survey 2007–2008

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422–8
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This paper provides an update on the burden of cardiovascular disease risk factors in Jamaica using data from the most recent national health survey. The burden of cardiovascular disease remains high with prevalence of hypertension, 25%; diabetes, 8%; hypercholesterolaemia, 12%; obesity, 25% and overweight, 27%.
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e-Published: 03 Feb, 2014

Health Behaviour and Quality of Life of Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Attending Selected Hospitals in South Western Nigeria

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2011.057
Pages: 
619–26
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Patients with Type 2 diabetes were generally found to be overweight, obese, sedentary and were frequently found to be hypertensive.

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e-Published: 24 Jan, 2013
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