Home » Features » Health » Physical exercise

Physical exercise

Physical exercise is any bodily activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health and wellness. It is performed for various reasons including strengthening muscles and the cardiovascular system, honing athletic skills, weight loss or maintenance, as well as for the purpose of enjoyment.


  • Frequent and regular physical exercise boosts the immune system
  • Helps prevent the diseases of affluence such as heart disease, cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes and obesity
  • improves mental health
  • helps prevent depression
  • helps promote or maintain positive self-esteem

Physical exercise in News

New Studies Link Learning Skills to Physical Activity Levels
For most children, the shorter days of fall and winter limit time and opportunity for active, physical play. This is a problem, say the child development specialists at The Little Gym, because current research indicates that physical activity is much more than simply fun and games; it is an important contributor to successful learning.

PupPod's Kickstarter: World's First Self-Learning Platform for Dogs Features Modified KONG Toy, Wireless Treat Dispenser and Live Streaming Video
PupPod, a gaming platform to engage a dog's brain, today announced the launch of their Kickstarter campaign for a web-based system to keep dogs mentally active and owners connected to their pets from almost anywhere. Starting today, dog lovers can rest assured their "furry" friends are never without learning activities

Interventional Cardiology Devices Market to Reach $25.16 Bilion by 2020: Grand View Research, Inc.
The global interventional cardiology devices market is expected to reach USD 25.16 billion by 2020, according to a new report by Grand View Research. Increasing prevalence of cardiovascular diseases coupled with adoption of minimally invasive surgeries is expected to boost the interventional cardiology device market over the forecast period

LINC Housing Begins Construction on 31 Affordable Apartment Homes in Monterey Park
Construction has started at LINC Housing's Mosaic Gardens at Monterey Park, a scattered-site affordable housing rental development that includes the renovation and upgrade of four four-plexes (16 units) and one nine-unit complex, as well as new construction of six apartments and a community center on land that was previously a parking lot.

Dr. T Rajaiah, Deputy Chief Minister, Telangana Launches Policy Paper on Universal Coverage of End Stage Renal Disease: A Case for Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) First Policy, Prepared by Public Health Foundation of India
End-stage renal disease (ESRD) or Chronic kidney disease (CKD Stage 5) has become worldwide public health problem. The population of India exceeds one billion and ESRD burden will continue to rise

BMO Harris Financial Advisors Study: Financial Goals Will Account for More Than One-Third of All New Year's Resolutions

Intelligent Living Inc. (ILIV) to Go Head-to-Head With Lumosity in the $6.6 Billion Brain Fitness Arena
Intelligent Living Inc. (OTCQB: ILIV) announced today that the MIND360 brain games platform is out of beta and has been launched on The MIND360 platform consists of game-like exercises designed to train and improve cognitive functions. The programs target different parts of the brain, and are experimentally tested with the help of collaborators at top academic institutions

System Pavers to Donate a Basketball Court and Outdoor Space for Bridge to Life Center
System Pavers, America's leading designer and installer of outdoor living systems, is proud to announce they will be breaking ground at the Mission Solano Bridge to Life Center in Fairfield, Calif

Alzheimer's Foundation Urges Attention to Brain Health
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - November 05, 2013) - With an eye on brain health this month and year-round, the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) today released a new infographic that presents practical tips to help keep minds sharp. Its publication is in conjunction with National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month and AFA's National Memory Screening Day initiative during November.

CEO Stephen Adele Elaborates on Product Status of iSatori, Inc.
iSatori, Inc. (OTCQB: IFIT), an emerging leader in the development and marketing of scientifically engineered nutritional supplements for healthier lifestyles, today continued its recent interview series conducted with Stephen Adele, Company Founder and CEO. The interview was conducted by Transition Partners, Limited. Excerpts from the interview follow.

OP-Pohjola's Consumer Barometer: Finns do not recognise their opportunities for wealth accumulation
According to the recent OP-Pohjola Consumer Barometer, over half of the respondents feel that increasing wealth is either fairly difficult or very difficult, while only 11% of the respondents think that increasing wealth is very or fairly easy. The survey conducted in August-September had over 3,000 respondents

Outdoor Enthusiast Ann Tatum Promotes Active Outdoor Summer Tips
As the founder of Outdoor Adventures, Ann Tatum is enthusiastic about the current article in the Buffalo News regarding how to stay active and stay outdoors with News Refresh Editor Scott Scanlon. The article approaches a specific group of determined people -- those who want to "look good in a T-shirt, shorts and a bathing suit in coming months

Incap Oyj :Notice to the Annual General Meeting
Incap Corporation Stock Exchange Release 18 March 2013 at 4 p.m.

The Phoenix Marathon -- Presented by BMO Harris Bank
Runners: On your mark, get set, go! BMO Harris Bank announces their presenting sponsorship of The Phoenix Marathon. The March 2 marathon is a qualifying event for the Boston Marathon, and is one of the reasons the full marathon has already sold out. The race has registrants from 12 countries and 49 states

The HurryCane(TM): Reviews Show Walking Can Improve Health, Wellbeing
According to an Inquirer News article, walking has a number of positive benefits for the body. This is great news considering walking is an activity nearly anyone can engage in. In a statement to the press, The Hurry Cane™ reviews the wonderful benefits of walking.

Help Your Pet Live the Good Life
(Family Features) Pets bring companionship, affection and fun to the families who love them, which is why many pet owners strive to give their four-legged friends the best lives possible to help ensure they are happy and healthy

Comment on this story