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null Volume 34, no. 2, February 2021. Sedentariness and physical inactivity during COVID-19 pandemic: why we should be physically active. Equine Assisted Interventions for eating behaviour disorders: a pilot study. Test report and certificate of analysis: some considerations.

Abstracts:

Sedentariness and physical inactivity during COVID-19 pandemic: why we should be physically active
The physical activity (PA) exerts strong preventive and therapeutic effects on diabetes mellitus and more in general on dysmetabolic diseases. PA plays also a central role in COVID-19 era since it contributes to the antiviral immunological fitness, especially in the presence of comorbidity. In addition, a regular PA promotes an anti-inflammatory response and limits the immunosenescence, namely the reduced capacity to mount an effective immune response in elderly patients, which are at higher risk of developing severe illness from COVID-19. Thus, staying physically active and reducing the sedentary time can help you to stay healthy, to prevent and limit diabetes and other dysmetabolic diseases, and also to reinforce the immune system in order to fight infections, as well as to better respond to vaccination.


Equine Assisted Interventions for eating behaviour disorders: a pilot study
Animal Assisted Interventions (IAA) represent an innovative approach to support psychiatric rehabilitation and neurodevelopmental disorders, potentially affecting multiple functional domains, from the expression of emotions to motor skills. As part of the pilot Project Horses & Butterflies, an equestrian rehabilitation protocol based on equestrian vaulting was developed and applied to a sample of young women with anorexia nervosa. Vaulting activities combined the beneficial effects of the emotional relationship established with the horse with the rhythmic motor stimulation associated with riding.


Test report and certificate of analysis: some considerations
In the framework of the National Control Plans on chemical products placed on the market for the enforcement of Regulations no. 1907/2006 (REACH) and no. 1272/2008 (CLP), the State-Regions Conference Agreement no. 88/2015 sets out the criteria for the harmonization of official control laboratories performances and refers to the Test Report (RdP) for the presentation of the analytical results. In this context, a clarification on the differences between Test Report and Certificate of Analysis is needed, since the chemist is relieved from the obligation in certain stages of the analytical process.

Published 11/03/2021