Exercise and physical activity: clinical outcomes and applications.

  title={Exercise and physical activity: clinical outcomes and applications.},
  author={Peter F. Kokkinos and Jonathan Myers},
  volume={122 16},
The association between physical activity and health was recognized as early as the fifth century BC by the Greek physician Hippocrates, who wrote the following: “All parts of the body, if used in moderation and exercised in labors to which each is accustomed, become thereby healthy and well developed and age slowly; but if they are unused and left idle, they become liable to disease, defective in growth and age quickly.” With the decline of the Hellenic civilization, this concept faded. For… CONTINUE READING
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