The benefits of physical activity for health and well-being

Christine Hancock / c3Health group

The evidence is resounding that physical activity improves mental and physical health

Meta Analysis
14 effects

Reported Outcomes

VariablesOutcomeEffectLatency

Moderate Exercise Selfcare risk & protective factor

Breast Cancer Reproductive outcome
Breast Cancer
Reproductive

Strong Decrease

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Moderate Exercise Selfcare risk & protective factor

Colorectal Cancer Digestive outcome

Strong Decrease

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Moderate Exercise Selfcare risk & protective factor

Stroke Brain outcome
Stroke
Brain

Strong Decrease

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Moderate Exercise Selfcare risk & protective factor

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

Strong Decrease

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Moderate Exercise Selfcare risk & protective factor

Depression Brain outcome

Strong Decrease

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Moderate Exercise Selfcare risk & protective factor

Subjective well-being Brain outcome

Strong Increase

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Moderate Exercise Selfcare risk & protective factor

Inflammation Lymphatic outcome
Inflammation
Lymphatic

Strong Decrease

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Moderate Exercise Selfcare risk & protective factor

Type 2 Diabetes Lymphatic outcome

Strong Decrease

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Moderate Exercise Selfcare risk & protective factor

Fatigue Musculoskeletal outcome
Fatigue
Musculoskeletal

Minor Decrease

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Moderate Exercise Selfcare risk & protective factor

Cognitive deficit Brain outcome

Minor Decrease

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Moderate Exercise Selfcare risk & protective factor

LDL Lymphatic outcome
LDL
Lymphatic

Minor Decrease

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Moderate Exercise Selfcare risk & protective factor

Osteoporosis Musculoskeletal outcome
Osteoporosis
Musculoskeletal

Minor Decrease

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Moderate Exercise Selfcare risk & protective factor

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

Strong Decrease

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Moderate Exercise Selfcare risk & protective factor

Stress Brain outcome
Stress
Brain

Minor Decrease

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