What Is Exercise?

  title={What Is Exercise?},
  author={Howard G. Knuttgen},
  journal={The Physician and Sportsmedicine},
  pages={31 - 49}
  • H. Knuttgen
  • Published 1 March 2003
  • Education
  • The Physician and Sportsmedicine
Physical exercise has proven to be an extremely useful tool in health enhancement, health maintenance, and rehabilitation in addition to its role in conditioning for competitive sports. Exercise is defined as activity that involves the generation of force by the activated muscles. While various sport activities and events involve a wide range of metabolic power production, exercise for fitness and health occupies two discrete areas of the power scale: relatively low intensity that promotes… 

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