The Health Benefits of Exercise Report is a newsletter and article series in which we select three peer-reviewed articles, summarize the key findings, and provide social media images for you to share with your community. You can read previous articles here.
As the COVID-19 pandemic persists, maintaining a physically active lifestyle continues to present a challenge. As winter sets in—with shorter and colder days in many parts of the world—it can be even harder to be physically active. However, we know that exercise is a key measure to help prevent chronic health conditions that still affect millions of people and increase the risk of severe COVID-19. This month’s edition of the Health Benefits of Exercise Report covers:
- A study finding an eight-week resistance exercise program reduced anxiety symptoms in young adults,
- A systematic review and meta-analysis indicating higher levels of moderate-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) can attenuate mortality risk associated with high sedentary levels, and
- A study showing an association between physical activity and lower rates of diabetic neuropathy in type 1 diabetes patients and better kidney function markers in people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.