Research has shown that benefits of health behaviors such as diet, exercise, and stress depend not just on the behaviors themselves but on the mindsets people have about those behaviors (Crum, Achor & Salovey, 2013; Zahrt & Crum 2017; Turnwald, Boles & Crum 2017); however, large-scale databases have not yet included measures of mindset. The goal of this study is to use validated measures of exercise, stress and diet mindsets... more »
Health benefits of mind-body exercises are 'under-researched' compared to health benefits of aerobic exercises. Many people do not meet the current physical activity recommendations for maintaining health, in particular older adults and individuals with chronic health issues. Thus, it is of high importance to facilitate the potential health effects of mind-body exercises. Funding for well-designed randomized controlled... more »
There is a need to understand the inter-relationships among sleep, diet, physical activity and stress on one another and health outcomes.
Exercise, socialization, cognitive training, education, dietary habits and environmental exposures interacting with genetic profiles are suggested to raise the risk of Alzheimer’s dementia. Less is known about environmental, genetic and epigenetic contributors to raising the risk of dementia with Lewy bodies. Large scale data sets would allow first-of-its-kind enhanced profiling in multi-path analyses key midlife factors... more »
Goal: determine the effect of regular and structured exercise on pain levels in individuals with sickle cell disease. Method: RCT with a group who perform at least 150 mins a week of moderate physical activity eg 30 mins of weight lifting 5days/week Track daily pain levels using numeric pain rating scale from individuals in the exercise group, and the control. Can also track pain episodes and crises per individual, and... more »
This would be a long term survey done on participants who would fill out a survey given to them quarterly with their self reported answers. Over many years they would have their exercise routine tracked. The amount of exercise they do, the type of exercise they do, the time they spend doing it would then be compared to the general public as far as the participants lengthening their lives, decreasing their cancer risk,... more »