Physical Activity and Medical Conditions

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Physical Activity and Medical Conditions

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Description

Let’s look at some of the research around physical activity and various medical conditions.

Exercise can reduce your risk of major illnesses, such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and cancer by up to 50% and lower your risk of early death by up to 30%.

Health benefits

Given the overwhelming evidence, it seems obvious that we should all be physically active. It’s essential if you want to live a healthy and fulfilling life into old age.

It’s medically proven that people who do regular physical activity have:

  • up to a 35% lower risk of coronary heart disease and stroke
  • up to a 50% lower risk of type 2 diabetes
  • up to a 50% lower risk of colon cancer
  • up to a 20% lower risk of breast cancer
  • a 30% lower risk of early death
  • up to an 83% lower risk of osteoarthritis
  • up to a 68% lower risk of hip fracture
  • a 30% lower risk of falls (among older adults)
  • up to a 30% lower risk of depression
  • up to a 30% lower risk of dementia

This course covers:

  1. Physical activity can Lower risk of breast cancer
  2. Physical activity can Lower risk of colon cancer
  3. Physical activity can Lower risk of dementia
  4. Physical activity can Lower risk of depression
  5. Physical activity can Lower risk of early death
  6. Physical activity can Lower risk of falls (among older adults)
  7. Physical activity can Lower risk of hip fracture
  8. Physical activity can Lower risk of osteoarthritis
  9. Physical activity can Lower risk of type 2 diabetes
  10. Physical activity can Lower risks of coronary heart disease
  11. Physical activity can Lower risks of stroke
  12. Physical activity can lowers the risk of chronic disease in older adults

Who this course is for:

  • Health, fitness and medical professionals, novice


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