ACE CPT Chapter 13 - Mind-body Exercise
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    The science of mind-body exercise

    Breathing, medication and neuroendocrine interactions

    CRH (corticotropin releasing hormone) and ACTH (adrenocorticotropic hormone)

    • Bond the hypothalamus, pituitary and adrenal glands (otherwise known as the HPA axis)
    • Hypothalamus – Meditation lowers HPA axis activation
    • Adrenal – Lowers cortisol and catecholamine production
    • Lowers hypervigilance and arousal

    Mind-body exercise benefits

    Increased flexibility, coordination, balance, muscular strength, self-efficacy, and mental development

    Yoga research

    Tai chi and Quigong

    Reported lowering of:

    • Stroke incidences
    • Mortality by stroke
    • blood pressure

    Reported increases of:

    • Bone mineral density
    • Balance improvement
    • Improved lipid profile
    • Psychological well-being
    • Improved cancer therapy effectiveness

    Types of mind-body exercises

    The criteria

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    • Contemplative/meditative
    • Kinesthetic awareness of body and proprioception
    • Breathwork/breath centering
    • Proper choreographic form/anatomic alignment
    • Energy-centric

    Yoga

    • Integral yoga
    • Emphasis on diet
    • Heart disease reversal programs used by Dr. Dean Ornish

    Quigong

    Tai chi

    Contemporary styles

    • Pilates training
    • Feldenkrais method
    • Alexander technique
    • Nia
    • ChiRunning/Chiwalking
    • Alaskan and Indian spiritual dancing

    Indications of mind-body exercise

    Suggested for people that have chronic diseases

    • Stage I hypertension or high normal
    • Type II diabetes
    • Depression and anxiety disorders
    • Types of arthritis
    • Bad functional capacity
    • Clients in need of pulmonary and/or cardiac rehabilitation
    • Pain management
    • Anger management

    ACS (acute coronary syndromes)

    • Meditation and yoga breathing can help reduce the potential for acute coronary syndromes

    Mind-body exercising and personal trainers

    • When should you use mind-body exercise
    • During and before an RT session
    • Warm-ups and cooldowns can include meditation and yoga breathing
    • Low/moderate aerobic and strength training can incorporate mindful components
    • Various poses can be used to help improve coordination and balance

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