Benefits of exercise

Gebel, Klaus, and Ding, Ding (2013) Benefits of exercise. In: Gellman, Marc D., and Turner, J. Rick, (eds.) Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine. Springer, New York, NY, USA, pp. 211-213.

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[Extract] Physical activity is defined as body movement produced by skeletal muscle that results in energy expenditure above resting level and can be accumulated at any time, for example, during work, household, transportation, or during leisure time. Exercise is a subset of leisure-time physical activity that is usually structured, planned, repetitive, and has the purpose of providing recreation, improving or maintaining physical fitness, or enhancing other components of health or well-being (US Department of Health and Human Services, 1996).

Item ID: 36765
Item Type: Book Chapter (Other)
ISBN: 978-1-4419-1004-2
Keywords: exercise; physical activity; health
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2015 01:44
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111712 Health Promotion @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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