Definition of Exercise

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Exercise: 1. Active exercise: bodily exertion for the sake of restoring or maintaining a healthy state. 2. Passive exercise: motion of limbs without effort by the person.

Abundant research has shown benefits of exercise in preventing heart disease and cancer, as well as cognitive decline with age and even viral and bacterial infections. It has also been shown to be beneficial in recovering from heart attacks and in treating heart failure....

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This section is designed as a jumping-off point. We've "spotlighted" just a few medical studies on exercise to introduce you to the nature and diversity of the research. Consider it a springboard to the RESEARCH area.



The heart of the portal. Search the Natural Standard, Cochrane and PubMed databases - and the search engine TRIP - for clinical studies about exercise's impact on numerous health issues.

Clinical Trials


Investigate the clinical trials currently underway for exercise. Where they're being conducted around the world - which health conditions are being studied - and how to get involved.