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Jogging and five other exercises ward off weight gain despite ‘obesity genes’

For those with a genetic predisposition to obesity, partaking in six specific types of exercise can help combat weight gain. Jogging, yoga, power walking, certain types of dancing and mountain climbing can help reduce BMI in those with a predisposition to obesity. Surprisingly, cycling, swimming, and games like Dance Dance Revolution did not counteract the genetic effects on obesity.... Read More...
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Supervised fun and exercise both provide psychosocial benefit to children with obesity

While exercise alone may improve health and reduce weight in children at risk of obesity, it does not always improve psychosocial health. Overweight children who participated in regular supervised sedentary activities, such as playing board games or painting, showed improvements in depressive symptoms and anger reduction. Combining exercise with sedentary activities could help improve mood and combat obesity.... Read More...
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Article rebuttal: Exercise as a primary prescription for mental health disorders should be approached with caution

Recently an article was published that stated exercise should be the new primary prescription for mental health disorders, however, as of right now there are a number of reasons why this should not be the case. While exercise has shown proven benefits in individuals with various disorders, only depression has adequate evidence to suggest exercise can potentially replace psychotherapy or medication. Until more thorough research is conducted on a multitude of disorders, exercise needs to be promoted along with traditional therapies or done on a case by case basis if it is to be the sole treatment.... Read More...