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

CausesOutcomeCertainty

Moderate Exercise Selfcare risk & protective factor

Breast Cancer Reproductive outcome
Decreased risk of Breast Cancer
Reproductive system

High evidence
-30.0%

Moderate Exercise Selfcare risk & protective factor

Colorectal Cancer Digestive outcome
Decreased risk of Colorectal Cancer
Digestive system

High evidence
-30.0%

Moderate Exercise Selfcare risk & protective factor

Stroke Brain outcome
Decreased risk of Stroke
Brain system

High evidence
-27.0%

Moderate Exercise Selfcare risk & protective factor

Coronary Heart Disease (Ischaemic Heart Disease) Cardiovascular outcome
Strong decrease risk of Coronary Heart Diseas...
Cardiovascular system

High evidence
-100.0%

Moderate Exercise Selfcare risk & protective factor

Depression Brain outcome
Minor decreased risk of Depression
Brain system

Low evidence
-11.0%

Moderate Exercise Selfcare risk & protective factor

Subjective well-being Brain outcome
Minor increase risk of Subjective well-being
Brain system

Low evidence
20.0%

Moderate Exercise Selfcare risk & protective factor

Inflammation Lymphatic outcome
Minor decreased risk of Inflammation
Lymphatic system

Low evidence
-11.0%

Moderate Exercise Selfcare risk & protective factor

Type 2 Diabetes Lymphatic outcome
Decreased risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Lymphatic system

Low evidence
-30.0%

Moderate Exercise Selfcare risk & protective factor

Fatigue Musculoskeletal outcome
Minor decreased risk of Fatigue
Musculoskeletal system

Moderate evidence
-1.0%

Moderate Exercise Selfcare risk & protective factor

Cognitive deficit Brain outcome
Minor decreased risk of Cognitive deficit
Brain system

High evidence
-1.0%

Moderate Exercise Selfcare risk & protective factor

LDL Lymphatic outcome
Minor decreased risk of LDL
Lymphatic system

High evidence
-1.0%

Moderate Exercise Selfcare risk & protective factor

Osteoporosis Musculoskeletal outcome
Minor decreased risk of Osteoporosis
Musculoskeletal system

High evidence
-1.0%

Moderate Exercise Selfcare risk & protective factor

Blood Pressure - Hypertension Cardiovascular outcome
Minor decreased risk of Blood Pressure - Hype...
Cardiovascular system

High evidence
-11.0%

Moderate Exercise Selfcare risk & protective factor

Stress Brain outcome
Minor decreased risk of Stress
Brain system

High evidence
-1.0%