Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Exercising at home has a positive effect on Parkinson's patients

In a large double-blind study, Radboud university medical center researchers show that patients in the early stages of Parkinson's disease can exercise regularly at home for 6 months. This regular exercise has a positive ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Exercising while restricting calories could be bad for bone health

A new study published today in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research shows how bones in mammals are negatively impacted by calorie restriction, and particularly by the combination of exercise and calorie restriction. Maya ...

Pediatrics

Daily exercise can boost children's exam grades – new research

Most parents are aware that physical activity is good for children—as it can help to improve their sense of self and have a positive impact on their mental health and well-being. But it's less well known that being fit ...

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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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