Sports & Exercise

About Exercise

Doing physical activity will increase your energy expenditure (the calories you use), as energy is required during exercise to fuel the contracting muscles, increased
breathing, heart rate and metabolism.

Exercise is one of the most frequently prescribed therapies both in health and disease. There is irrefutable evidence showing the beneficial effects of exercise both to prevent and to treat several diseases.



• Vina, J. Sanchis-Gomar, F. Martinez-Bello, V. et al. 2012. Exercise acts as a drug; the pharmacological
benefits of exercise. British Journal of Pharmacology, 167(1), pp.1-12.