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Low-Intensity Exercise Improves Quality of Life in Patients With Crohn’s Disease

By Ng, Victor MSc; Millard, Wanda MD; Lebrun, Constance MD; Howard, John MD

Thirty-two adult patients at the inflammatory bowel disease outpatient clinic were given multiple questionnaires during a 3 month trial, after performing low intensity walking at an interval of three times per week. With each session lasting 30 minutes, patients recorded their quality of life at 1 month intervals throughout the study. Patients in the exercise […]

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Exercise in Individuals With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Nathan, Indira PhD, Norton, Christine PhD, Czuber-Dochan

The benefit of exercise on individuals with IBD has seen increasing evidence to suggest the improvement of symptoms associated with the disease, when moderate exercise is incorporated in one’s lifestyle. Recent findings have further linked the positive effect exercise has on mood, fatigue, weight maintenance and bone density in these patients. A potential area for […]

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Exercise Decreases Risk of Future Active Disease in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients in Remission

By Patricia D. Jones, Michael D. Kappelman, Christopher F. Martin

A large prospective study was conducted with 1,857 inflammatory bowel disease patients in remission, to observe the link between increased exercise and the onset of subsequent active disease. With the primary outcome measured after a period of six months, the study found that there was a significantly decreased risk for the onset of active Crohn’s […]

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