Selfcare cause

Moderate Exercise

Examples of moderate exercise included walking, jogging, cycling, gardening, yard work, aerobics, water sports, tennis, golf, and squash

Protective Factor
6 effects
Measured in minutes

Recommended Dosage

90 minutes minimum per week of moderate exercise, in addition to regular activities (walking, housework, gardening etc.)

Related to Moderate Exercise

Moderate Exercise Health Benefits

OutcomesEffectEvidenceReferences

Arthritis - Osteoarthritis Musculoskeletal outcome
Arthritis - Ost...
Musculoskeletal

Strong Decrease

Evidence: Low

1 study

Pain Sensory outcome
Pain
Sensory

Strong Decrease

Needs research

1 study

Non Fatty Liver Disease Digestive outcome

Notable Decrease

Evidence: Low

1 study

Colorectal Cancer Digestive outcome

Strong Decrease

Evidence: High

1 study

Intelligence Brain outcome

Strong Increase

Evidence: Low

1 study

Osteoporosis Musculoskeletal outcome
Osteoporosis
Musculoskeletal

Minor Decrease

Evidence: High

1 study

Congestive Heart Failure Cardiovascular outcome
Congestive Hear...
Cardiovascular

Strong Decrease

Needs research

1 study

Coronary Heart Disease (Ischaemic Heart Disease) Cardiovascular outcome
Coronary Heart ...
Cardiovascular

Strong Decrease

Evidence: High

1 study

Running speed Musculoskeletal outcome
Running speed
Musculoskeletal

Minor Increase

Evidence: Low

1 study

Irritability And Anger Brain outcome

Strong Decrease

Evidence: High

1 study

Fat Oxidation Musculoskeletal outcome
Fat Oxidation
Musculoskeletal

Notable Increase

Evidence: High

1 study

Subjective well-being Brain outcome

Strong Increase

Needs research

2 studies

Breast Cancer Reproductive outcome
Breast Cancer
Reproductive

Strong Decrease

Evidence: High

2 studies

Stroke Brain outcome
Stroke
Brain

Strong Decrease

Evidence: High

3 studies

Sleep Musculoskeletal outcome
Sleep
Musculoskeletal

Notable Increase

Evidence: Low

2 studies

Fall Musculoskeletal outcome
Fall
Musculoskeletal

Strong Decrease

Evidence: High

2 studies

Inflammation Lymphatic outcome
Inflammation
Lymphatic

Strong Decrease

Evidence: Low

4 studies

Fertility Reproductive outcome
Fertility
Reproductive

Strong Increase

Evidence: High

3 studies

Fatigue Musculoskeletal outcome
Fatigue
Musculoskeletal

Minor Decrease

Evidence: Low

1 study

LDL Lymphatic outcome
LDL
Lymphatic

Minor Decrease

Evidence: High

1 study

Chronic kidney disease  Urinary outcome

Minor Decrease

Evidence: High

1 study

Blood Pressure - Hypertension Cardiovascular outcome
Blood Pressure ...
Cardiovascular

Strong Decrease

Evidence: High

1 study

Exercise Recovery Musculoskeletal outcome
Exercise Recovery
Musculoskeletal

Minor Increase

Evidence: Low

1 study

Psoriasis Intergumentary outcome
Psoriasis
Intergumentary

Strong Decrease

Evidence: High

1 study

Learning Ability Brain outcome

Strong Increase

Evidence: Low

1 study

Obesity Musculoskeletal outcome
Obesity
Musculoskeletal

Minor Decrease

Evidence: High

1 study

Stress Brain outcome
Stress
Brain

Minor Decrease

Evidence: High

1 study

Parkinson's Disease Brain outcome

Strong Decrease

Evidence: High

1 study

Concussion (Traumatic Brain Injury) Brain outcome

Strong Decrease

Evidence: High

1 study

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) Maternity outcome

Strong Decrease

Evidence: Low

1 study

Heart Attack (Myocardial infarction - ACS) Cardiovascular outcome
Heart Attack (M...
Cardiovascular

Strong Decrease

Evidence: High

2 studies

Cardiovascular Disease Cardiovascular outcome
Cardiovascular ...
Cardiovascular

Strong Decrease

Evidence: High

5 studies

Memory Brain outcome
Memory
Brain

Strong Increase

Evidence: Low

3 studies

Depression Brain outcome

Strong Decrease

Needs research

2 studies

Mortality Musculoskeletal outcome
Mortality
Musculoskeletal

Strong Decrease

Evidence: High

11 studies

Type 2 Diabetes Lymphatic outcome

Strong Decrease

Evidence: High

2 studies

Cognitive deficit Brain outcome

Minor Decrease

Evidence: High

2 studies

Blood Sugar - Hyperglycemia Lymphatic outcome

Notable Decrease

Needs research

1 study

Oxidative stress Lymphatic outcome

Notable Decrease

Evidence: High

2 studies

Cancer Lymphatic outcome
Cancer
Lymphatic

Strong Decrease

Evidence: Low

1 study

Insulin-like Human Growth Hormone (IGF-1) Endocrine outcome

Strong Decrease

Needs research

1 study

Asthma Attack Respiratory outcome
Asthma Attack
Respiratory

Strong Decrease

Evidence: Low

1 study

Multiple Sclerosis Nervous outcome

Strong Decrease

Needs research

1 study

Thrombosis Cardiovascular outcome
Thrombosis
Cardiovascular

Strong Decrease

Needs research

1 study

Aging Musculoskeletal outcome
Aging
Musculoskeletal

Strong Decrease

Evidence: Low

2 studies

Dementia Brain outcome

Strong Decrease

Evidence: Low

1 study

Anxiety Brain outcome
Anxiety
Brain

Notable Decrease

Evidence: Low

1 study

Sexual Dysfunction Reproductive outcome
Sexual Dysfunction
Reproductive

Strong Decrease

Evidence: Low

2 studies

Sarcopenia Musculoskeletal outcome
Sarcopenia
Musculoskeletal

Strong Decrease

Needs research

1 study

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