Physical activity: the health benefits outweigh the risks.

  title={Physical activity: the health benefits outweigh the risks.},
  author={Katarina Melzer and Bengt Kayser and Claude Pichard},
  journal={Current opinion in clinical nutrition and metabolic care},
  volume={7 6},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW This article will summarize the current findings on the effects of physical activity on human health and well-being. RECENT FINDINGS Physical activity is associated with enhanced health and reduced risk of all-cause mortality such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, sarcopenia, cognitive disorders, and some forms of cancer. Nevertheless, the effects of exercise with respect to potential health consequences are complex. When… CONTINUE READING
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