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The benefits of exercise

MagazineMarch 2002 (Vol. 12 Issue 12)The benefits of exercise

Over the years, many studies have documented the profound beneficial effects of regular exercise


Over the years, many studies have documented the profound beneficial effects of regular exercise. For instance, physically active individuals have been found to have:
* Lower rates of heart disease (JAMA, 1995; 273: 1093-8; N Engl J Med, 1999; 341: 650-8)
* Less depression and anxiety (J Psychosom Res, 1989; 33: 537-47; Arch Intern Med, 1999; 159: 2349-56)
* Better blood pressure control (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992; 45: 439-47)
* Better glucose control (JAMA, 1999; 282: 1433-9)
* Reduced joint swelling in those with arthritis (JAMA, 1997; 277: 25-31)
* Lower risk of colon cancer (J Natl Cancer Inst, 1997; 89: 948-55; Ann Intern Med, 1995; 122: 327-34) and diverticular disease (Gut, 1995; 36: 276-82) as well as of other cancers
* Fewer gallstones (N Engl J Med, 1999; 341: 777-84)
* Reduced risk of bone fracture (BMJ, 1997; 315: 1065-9)
* Better quality of sleep (JAMA, 1997; 277: 32-7).


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