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Get Your Sweat On: Top Fitness Trends of 2018

Get Your Sweat On: Top Fitness Trends of 2018

The American College of Sports Medicine's (ACSM) annual survey reveals people are going back to basics to get fit in 2018.

Social Support and Compulsory Daily Breaks May Improve Physician Wellness

Social Support and Compulsory Daily Breaks May Improve Physician Wellness

Daily coffee breaks, buddy systems, and organizational awareness of burnout risks may be feasible strategies to improve well-being.

AMA Offers Nutrition Course to Help Physicians Counsel Patients

AMA Offers Nutrition Course to Help Physicians Counsel Patients

The AMA is offering a 3-hour online course to help physicians counsel patients about nutritional changes they need to prevent and help treat heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure.

Adherence to Healthy Diet May Affect Genetic Predisposition to Obesity

Adherence to Healthy Diet May Affect Genetic Predisposition to Obesity

Benefits of improved diet quality on weight management were pronounced in individuals at high genetic risk for obesity.

The Effects of Wearable Fitness Trackers on Obesity and Inactivity

The Effects of Wearable Fitness Trackers on Obesity and Inactivity

Fitness trackers may not be not as effective at inducing positive shifts in diet and exercise habits as traditional methods.

Nutrition Research Requires More Transparency of Conflicts of Interest

Nutrition Research Requires More Transparency of Conflicts of Interest

Researchers should disclose conflicts of interest that present bias toward a specific organization, industry, or dietary behavior.

Diet Quality Associated With Disability and Symptom Severity in Multiple Sclerosis

Diet Quality Associated With Disability and Symptom Severity in Multiple Sclerosis

An overall diet quality score was constructed based on the estimated intake of fruits, vegetables and legumes, whole grains, added sugars, and red/processed meats.

Cardiopulmonary Benefits of Walking Mediated by Traffic Pollution

Cardiopulmonary Benefits of Walking Mediated by Traffic Pollution

The cardiopulmonary benefits of walking are attenuated when walking in a traffic polluted area.

Coffee Consumption Safe, Associated With Beneficial Health Outcomes

Coffee Consumption Safe, Associated With Beneficial Health Outcomes

Coffee consumption was found to be generally safe and more likely to benefit health than harm.

School-Based Food Cooperative Program Improves Diet, Minimizes Food Waste

School-Based Food Cooperative Program Improves Diet, Minimizes Food Waste

The school-based food cooperative program channels mostly donated produce to low-income communities and provides nutrition education, increasing the demand for fruits and vegetables.

High Fiber Intake After Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis Associated With Decreased Mortality

High Fiber Intake After Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis Associated With Decreased Mortality

Each 5 g day increase in fiber intake was associated with 18% lower CRC-specific mortality and 14% lower all-cause mortality for patients who increased their fiber consumption after diagnosis.

Enhancing Wellness in Emergency Medicine Residency Programs May Reduce Burnout

Enhancing Wellness in Emergency Medicine Residency Programs May Reduce Burnout

Reducing burnout among emergency medicine residents requires interventions at the individual level and among residency training programs.

Nutrition Counseling Should Play an Important Role in Everyday Patient Care

Nutrition Counseling Should Play an Important Role in Everyday Patient Care

Patients who are at risk for nutrition-related chronic disease should receive nutrition counseling.

Fragmented QRS Predicts Cardiac Death During Exercise

Fragmented QRS Predicts Cardiac Death During Exercise

Fragmented QRS complex may predict risk of exercise-related sudden cardiac death.

Alterations in the Gut Microbiome May Explain the Link Between Nutrition and Pain

Alterations in the Gut Microbiome May Explain the Link Between Nutrition and Pain

At PAINWeek 2017, Dr Heather Tick presented evidence linking nutrition, microbial diversity, and pain.

Binge Watching TV Disrupts Sleep By Increasing Cognitive Arousal Functions

Binge Watching TV Disrupts Sleep By Increasing Cognitive Arousal Functions

A large portion of adults who binge watch television believe it leads to poor sleep, and new research backs this up.

Impact of Sleep Deprivation on Clinical Outcomes in Cardiology Unclear

Impact of Sleep Deprivation on Clinical Outcomes in Cardiology Unclear

The interns working the traditional schedule with extended work shifts every other day had made a greater number of serious medical errors compared with those working a reduced schedule.

Fitting in Time for Exercise When Working a 70-Hour-Week Rotation

Fitting in Time for Exercise When Working a 70-Hour-Week Rotation

These are a few simple things every physician can keep in mind when trying to improve their fitness goals.

Improving Physician Nutrition: Hospital Cafeteria Food or Brown Bagging It?

Improving Physician Nutrition: Hospital Cafeteria Food or Brown Bagging It?

As physicians, we spend a lot of time talking with our patients about making healthy food choices, but some of us fail to listen to our own advice.

Practice What You Preach: How Exercising Can Make You a Better Physician

Practice What You Preach: How Exercising Can Make You a Better Physician

What if setting aside some time for exercise can actually make you a more effective and confident physician?

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