Reduces the risk of dying from coronary heart disease and of developing high blood pressure, colon cancer, and diabetes. Can help people with chronic, disabling conditions improve their stamina and muscle strength.
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BENEFITS OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY.
A Report of the Surgeon General Physical Activity and Health Persons with Disabilities.
Reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression, improves mood, and promotes general feelings of well-being. Helps control joint swelling and pain associated with arthritis. Can help reduce blood pressure in some people with hypertension.
Passive and active exercises are similarly effective in elderly nursing home residents
Machine-based PME was found to be beneficial in frail elderly users of a day care service9) as well as in community dwelling chronic stroke patients with spastic paralysis.