Physical activity and exercise science

Nicholas M. Edwards

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Physical activity is one of the most fundamental activities that humans do. Through exercise and its effect on the body, fitness has profound implications for all major body systems. Physical activity is measured in a variety of ways, from simple to complex and low tech to high tech. Physical activity is associated with a healthier cardiovascular system in all ages and has a multitude of other benefits on human health; despite these benefits, many youths all over the world do not meet recommended levels of physical activity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Youth Athlete
Subtitle of host publicationA Practitioner's Guide to Providing Comprehensive Sports Medicine Care
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780323999922
ISBN (Print)9780323983198
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023

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  • Exercise
  • Fitness
  • Physical activity


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