Health

Q&A: Researcher discusses a prescription for quitting nicotine

Researcher Tanja Tomson and her colleagues have developed a support tool for health care professionals whose patients want to quit nicotine. Tomson is an associate professor of Public Health who conducts research on tobacco ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Three practical ways to address climate anxiety

Climate anxiety is becoming more and more widespread. Taking direct positive action can help you cope with your eco-anxiety while helping to address the climate emergency.

Arthritis & Rheumatism

The impact of lifestyle intervention in rheumatoid arthritis

EULAR—The European Alliance of Associations for Rheumatology—has previously made recommendations for lifestyle interventions in people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA). ...

Health

When do Quebec doctors recommend exercise?

According to the WHO, over a quarter of the world's adult population isn't active enough. The proportion is greater still in high-income countries. Physicians are competent to give advice based on the patient's health status ...

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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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