Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Rehabilitation interventions aid post-COVID-19 condition: Study

Standardized rehabilitation interventions are associated with improvements in functional exercise capacity in patients with post-COVID-19 condition (PCC), according to a review published online Sept. 19 in JAMA Network Open.

Oncology & Cancer

I've just been diagnosed with cancer, now what?

In one pivotal instant your life has changed and there will be no turning back. How will you accept, adjust and adapt to being "someone who has cancer"?

Psychology & Psychiatry

Parkinson's patients often battle a hidden foe: Stigma

Patients with Parkinson's disease already face poorer mental and physical health, but now a new study shows they also suffer from decreased levels of hope and self-esteem due to the stigma associated with their disease.


Digital nudges based on weather found to increase exercise

Sending targeted digital nudges based on the weather can motivate health app users to increase their exercise and stay active over time, according to new University of Minnesota research published online in Information Systems ...


Study finds exercise can prevent neck pain

Engaging in physical exercise can prevent neck pain, especially among office workers. This is the finding from a recent systematic review with meta-analysis conducted by researchers from the University of Health Sciences ...

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Physical exercise

Physical exercise is any bodily activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health. It is performed for many different reasons. These include strengthening muscles and the cardiovascular system, honing athletic skills, weight loss or maintenance and for enjoyment. Frequent and regular physical exercise boosts the immune system, and helps prevent the "diseases of affluence" such as heart disease, cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes and obesity. It also improves mental health and helps prevent depression. Childhood obesity is a growing global[citation needed] concern and physical exercise may help decrease the effects of childhood obesity in developed countries.

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