Exercise and well-being: a review of mental and physical health benefits associated with physical activity.

@article{Penedo2005ExerciseAW,
  title={Exercise and well-being: a review of mental and physical health benefits associated with physical activity.},
  author={Frank J Penedo and Jason R Dahn},
  journal={Current opinion in psychiatry},
  year={2005},
  volume={18 2},
  pages={189-93}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW This review highlights recent work evaluating the relationship between exercise, physical activity and physical and mental health. Both cross-sectional and longitudinal studies, as well as randomized clinical trials, are included. Special attention is given to physical conditions, including obesity, cancer, cardiovascular disease and sexual dysfunction. Furthermore, studies relating physical activity to depression and other mood states are reviewed. The studies include diverse… CONTINUE READING
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