Physical activity: A tool for improving health (Part 1-Biological health benefits)

Patrick J. Gallaway, Nobuko Hongu

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Abstract

Extension educators have been promoting and incorporating physical activities into their communitybased programs and improving the health of individuals, particularly those with limited resources. This article is the first of a three-part series describing the benefits of physical activity for human health: 1) biological health benefits of physical activity, 2) mental health benefits of physical activity, and 3) recommended amounts of physical activity for optimal health. Each part of the series is designed to help Extension educators effectively integrate physical activity into community programs and motivate individuals to maintain an interest in being physically active during and after the program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6TOT9
JournalJournal of Extension
Volume53
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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