Advantage of meditation over exercise in reducing cold and flu illness is related to improved function and quality of life
Article first published online: 21 NOV 2012
© 2012 John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
Volume 7, Issue 6, pages 938–944, November 2013
How to Cite
Obasi, C. N., Brown, R., Ewers, T., Barlow, S., Gassman, M., Zgierska, A., Coe, C. L. and Barrett, B. (2013), Advantage of meditation over exercise in reducing cold and flu illness is related to improved function and quality of life. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, 7: 938–944. doi: 10.1111/irv.12053
- Issue published online: 5 NOV 2013
- Article first published online: 21 NOV 2012
- Accepted 26 September 2012. Published Online 19 November 2012.
- National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Grant Number: 1R01AT004313
- National Research Service Award. Grant Number: T32HP10010
- National Institutes of Health. Grant Number: 1UL1RR025011
- 6Statistics Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Centre for Health Statistics. Current estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, 1996. Vital Health Stat 101999; 200:1–203., , ,
- 8Rhinoviruses; in Evans AS, Kaslow RA (eds): Viral Infection of Humans: Epidemiology and Control, 4th edn. New York: Plenum Press, 1997; 815–838..
- 9Cost burden of viral respiratory infections: issues for formulary decision makers. Am J Med2002; 112(Suppl 6A):42S–49S..
- 16Perceived exertion and pulse rate during graded exercise in various age groups. Acta Med Scand1967; 181(Suppl 472):194–206., .
- 19Statistical Power Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences (Rev. ed.). New York: Academic Press, 1977..
- 202007) NCSS 2007. NCSS, LLC. Kaysville, Utah, USA. www.ncss.com.. (
- 21SAS Institute. Statistical Analysis Systems Version 9.2. NC, USA: SAS Institute, Cary NC, USA.
- 22Moderate exercise improves immunity and decreases illness rates. Am J Lifestyle Med; 4:338–345.Available at www.http://ajl.sagepub.com (Accessed 27 August 2012)..
- 23Exercise and respiratory tract viral infections. Exerc Sport Sci Rev2009; 37:157–164., , .
- 25The Wisconsin Upper Respiratory Symptom Survey (WURSS): a new research instrument for assessing the common cold. J Fam Pract2002; 51:265., , et al.
- 28Effect Size Substantive Interpretation Guidelines: Issues in the Interpretation of Effect Sizes. Washington, DC: What Works Clearinghouse, 2003., .