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Mayo Clinic Study Confirms That Stress And Emotional Anxiety Can Raise Risk Of Surgical Complications


Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) December 01, 2014

In a recent Mayo Clinic study published in the Journal Of Gastrointestinal Surgery released in September 2014, researchers found that quality of life issues like family turmoil and secondary worries unrelated to the patient’s illness and upcoming surgery could increase the likelihood of suffering surgical complications. As a result, the study concluded that addressing stress and emotional anxiety prior to surgery should be a priority for a better surgical recovery.

“The results of the study are a welcome addition to the existing science on how stress and emotional well being affects the healing process,” said Koretz, who offers rejuvenation and luxury spa amenities in addition to medical after surgery care at Pearl Recovery Retreat.

Of the 431 patients observed, the study found that patients with lower quality of life indicators were as much as three times more likely to suffer post surgical complications. Some of the metrics used to measure a patient’s quality of life score and wellness include:

financial

spiritual

emotional

mental

social

Patients that felt anxiety or emotional distress over their needs not being met in any or a combination of the key quality of life indicators received a lower quality of life score, and were therefore at a higher risk for surgical complications.

Adding to the Mayo Clinic study’s findings, a study published in the November 2014 issue of Anesthesiology out of McGill University Health Centre in Montreal found that patients that underwent what they called “prehabilitation,” a course of conditioning, nutrition, and relaxation exercises prior to surgery showed greater progress in post-surgical rehabilitation.

“At Pearl Recovery Retreat, we’ve worked to design programs that help mitigate post-surgical complications and stress, and contribute to a healthy and speedy recovery for all of our patients,” added Koretz. “In addition to a surgical retreat, it’s a home away from home where patients can put their needs and well being first, for a safe and worry free recovery.”

Pearl Recovery Retreat is a surgical aftercare facility and wellness retreat in Beverly Hills, located within the 5-star SLS Hotel Beverly Hills. With professional nurses, luxurious rooms, and lavish amenities, Pearl offers post-surgical patients the opportunity to recover in a serene environment under the watchful eye of an experienced nursing staff. With their doctors’ approval, patients may check into Pearl after outpatient surgery, including cosmetic, gynecological, bariatric, orthopedic, sinus, and bunion procedures. Unlike other aftercare facilities, Pearl is centrally located within a short drive of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center as well as many of Beverly Hills’ top surgeons and doctors. Pearl offers an unparalleled array of recovery in-room amenities including gourmet dining options, spa services, and unrestricted visiting hours.







Stamina Products Confirms AeroPilates Program Has Proven to Reduce Weight and Improve Health for Subjects with Metabolic Syndrome


Springfield, Mo. (PRWEB) November 19, 2014

Stamina Products, Inc. today announced that company representatives have verified their AeroPilates Reformers remain the only line of residential Pilates equipment complete with the patented Cardio Rebounder, which combines cardiovascular exercise and Pilates training into one uniquely effective fitness program. As indicated in a clinical study published in the Journal of Fitness Research, the combination of an AeroPilates program and dietary modification can result in marked improvement in health and significant weight loss for individuals with metabolic syndrome.

The purpose of the clinical research involving AeroPilates was to explore the benefits and effects of Pilates, low-impact cardiovascular exercise and nutritional intervention for individuals whose obesity has progressed to metabolic syndrome—the clinical name for the group of risk factors that can lead to Type II Diabetes and heart disease. Led by Denver Center for Health & Sport Science Medical Program Director Neil Wolkodoff, PhD, the six-week study involved ten intervention subjects and four control subjects, all of whom met the criteria for metabolic syndrome and were verified as “previously sedentary subjects” prior to the the study. As Wolkodoff stated after first publishing the results, the “patients made significant improvements in physiological measures and health status” after just six weeks of a balanced calorie-deficit diet and the combined strength and aerobics fitness elements AeroPilates offers.

Statistically Significant Results with AeroPilates

Published as “The Physiological and Health Effects of a Pilates Program combined with Nutritional Intervention on Subjects with Metabolic Syndrome,” the study indicates the AeroPilates Reformer helped lead to statistically significant (p<.05) benefits for intervention subjects:


Total weight decreased by 16.1 pounds
Body fat decreased by 2.58%
BMI decreased by 2.5
Waist and hip measurements decreased by 3.65 inches and 2.33 inches respectively
Systolic blood pressure decreased by 10 millimeters
Muscular endurance increased by 19.7%
Blood markers improved, including decreased total cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose levels, Homgebin A1 c, Plasmas Inhibitor Type 1 (PAI) and Leptin

Additional Compelling Indications from AeroPilates Study

The published Pilates Metabolic Syndrome Study results included several indications that AeroPilates is more efficient than similar forms of exercise. For example, the journal article stated that investigations with the intervention group “indicated that rebounding, or the trampoline-like jumping motion with the Pilates carriage was slightly better in energy expenditure per minute compared to elliptical, treadmill and recumbent cycling exercise at the same rate of perceived exertion.” Because that rate of energy output “is not found in other Pilates devices,” Wolkodoff theorized that it [the Cardio Rebounder] is “a factor in the physiological changes the subjects made in the short period of time.”

Wolkodoff also called attention to the importance of the results, given that the population being studied “has traditionally been resistant to weight loss.” Researchers appeared to be particularly encouraged because the amount of weight loss experienced “can reduce the risk of Type II Diabetes by 2/3.” With an estimated 30% of the U.S. population measuring as overweight or obese, embracing effective and comfortable exercise options is widely considered critical to fighting both Type II Diabetes and heart disease.

AeroPilates Co-Founder Marjolein Brugman, a renowned Pilates and fitness expert, notes that Wolkodoff’s findings reflect the evidence she has seen first hand during nearly ten years spent training clients with various AeroPilates Reformers: “Even clients who suffer through obesity and other debilitating issues can achieve noticeably better health and fitness through AeroPilates, because the complete, low-impact exercise program lets them burn calories, lose weight, get strong and become heart healthy—all while lying down, without hurting their joints.”

Brugman added that no matter how many times she sees it occur, “it is powerfully moving and inspirational to witness the transformation as people go from listless and often depressed to healthier, active and energetic.”

For more information on AeroPilates Reformers, the Cardio Rebounder or Wolkodoff’s research, contact Stamina Products at 417.889.7011 or by email at presscontact(at)staminaproducts.com.

Reference

1. Wolkodoff, N.E., Andrick, R., Lazarus, E., Braunstein, B., and Patch, T. “The Physiological and Health Effects of a Pilates Program combined With Nutritional Intervention on Subjects with Metabolic Syndrome.” Journal of Fitness Research. 2013; 2: 17-29.