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What Is Physical Activity

Physical activity is any body movement that works your muscles and requires more energy than resting. Walking, running, dancing, swimming, yoga, and gardening are a few examples of physical activity. According to the Department of Health and Human Services’¬†“2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans,”¬†physical activity generally refers to movement that enhances health. Exercise is a…

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Diabetes and Exercise

People with diabetes are encouraged to exercise regularly for better blood sugar control and to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. The reason for this is that muscles which are working use more glucose than those that are resting. Muscle movement leads to greater sugar uptake by muscle cells and lower blood sugar levels. Additional…

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Core Training Evidence

This review article recognises the unique function of the core musculature. In many real life activities, these muscles act to stiffen the torso and function primarily to prevent motion. This is a fundamentally different function from those muscles of the limbs, which create motion. By stiffening the torso, power generated at the hips is transmitted…