Increases metabolism to burn calories by increasing oxidation (breakdown & use) of fat.
A dose-response relationship exists between physical activity and all-cause mortality and the greatest benefits to the health are seen with those moving away from a sedentary lifestyle; the combined benefits of physical activity on both mental and physical health easily surpass the effectiveness of any drugs or other medical treatment.
Sections 5 and 6 explain the role of Sport and Exercise Medicine specialists in the education of healthcare professionals and researchers to improve patient care and services. Sport and Exercise Medicine specialists working in the NHS will be best placed to improve knowledge and clinical care in these essential areas.
Studies that have examined factors associated with LTPA have mainly focused on sociodemographics and identified lower education and/or income, belonging to a minority ethnic group, being single/divorced and smoking5,6 to be associated with physical inactivity during pregnancy.