We review three studies that find associations between physical activity and lower risk of infection and hypertension, and how exercise mediates obesity-related mortality risks.
Health Benefits of Exercise Report
We review three studies that show a link between physical inactivity and odds of more severe COVID-19 outcomes, the potential benefits of resistance training for people with rheumatoid arthritis, and Pilates’ efficacy as a fall risk prevention strategy.
We review three studies that show a link between low physical activity during COVID-19 to anxiety and depression, the potential for exercise to improve sleep quality in older adults, and how higher objectively measured fitness and strength levels lower the odds of anxiety and depression.
We review three studies that show a link between higher levels of physical activity and incident cardiovascular disease, outline the vital role physical activity plays for breast cancer patients and survivors, and find an association between higher levels of exercise capacity and lower odds of COVID-19 hospitalization.
We review three studies that show resistance exercise can lower anxiety symptoms in young adults, higher levels of moderate-vigorous physical activity can mitigate the risks of lengthy sitting time, and physical activity is linked to lower rates of diabetic neuropathy and improved kidney function in people with type 1 diabetes.
We review three studies showing how medical referrals to an exercise program can benefit health outcomes, the influence of exercise on brain DNA damage and related neurological conditions, and the potential for physical activity as a helpful adjunct treatment for COVID-19 recovery.
We review three studies showing how physical activity positively impacts overall health in the general population, cognitive and non-cognitive outcomes in people with mild cognitive impairment and dementia, and quality of life in breast cancer patients.
We review three studies showing how physical activity provides benefits to people with chronic disease, Parkinson's disease, and gestational diabetes.
We review three studies showing how physical inactivity can affect COVID-19 outcomes, what the evidence says about physical activity and Alzheimer’s disease risk, and the benefit of adding exercise to behavioral therapy for depression treatment.
Learn about three studies showing how exercise can alleviate adverse side effects for some cancer patients, be used as a prevention and mental health promotion strategy, and how it can help lower depression and hostility in sedentary adults.