Science Library: Exercise and Activity




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Exercise Recommendations for Calorie-Burning Activity
The amount of exercise that's right for you depends on the health goal you are trying to achieve.

Body Weight and Exercise
Activity is key to a healthy lifestyle, but exercise is not an effective stand-alone weight-loss method.

Exercise Intensity Levels
How to measure exercise intensity.

Osteoporosis and Exercise
Osteoporosis is a common condition, but fortunately there are measures to take that can help decrease your risk.

Exercise and Preventing Weight (Re)Gain
Exercise is one of the best predictors of weight-loss maintenance.

Yoga and Weight
Yoga has become an increasingly popular activity and was found to be In a U.S. telephone survey, it was found that yoga is the most frequently used complementary therapy (not including dietary supplements) for weight control.1

Exercise Recommendations for Adults
In 2008, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services updated its physical activity guidelines based on the report of an expert panel convened by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These guidelines are the basis of physical activity recommendations in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Weight Benefits of Exercise
Physical activity promotes weight loss and is a key factor for keeping the weight off.1 To maximize these weight benefits, it's important to understand how different types of activity are beneficial for different components of weight management.

Types of Exercise
How to get in the groove of a comprehensive exercise plan

Avoiding Exercise-Related Injury
A regular regimen of physical activity is an important part of maintaining long-term weight loss, but it's important to follow certain precautions before beginning an exercise routine.

Plateaus and Physical Activity
Increasing physical activity can help break through a weight-loss plateau.

Activity Recommendations for Kids
The consensus of government, health organizations and medical experts is that children should be physically active for at least 60 minutes every day in all kinds of activity.

Health Benefits of Exercise
Despite the many health benefits of physical activity, from reduced risk of illness to improved psychological well-being, most people do not get enough exercise.


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