As athletes strive to improve their performance through effective training techniques, so too can workers or “occupational athlete”benefit from optimally planned exercise training programs designed to boost occupational physical performance.
Before initiating a rigorous physical training program, it is essential that employees obtain medical approval for exercise.
Types of Fitness Training for Improved Occupational Performance
Physical training programs for improving occupational physical performance typically assume one of two forms: 1) job- or task specific training and 2) generalized physical fitness training.
Exercise and type 2 diabetes
Fact:diabetes has become a widespread epidemic.
Fact:PA physical activity is a key element in the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes.
Fact:it is now well established that participation in moderate PA physical activity improves glucose control and can prevent or delayT2DMalong with positively affecting blood lipids, blood pressure, cardiovascular events, mortality and quality of life.
Structured interventions combining PA and modest weight loss have been shown to lower
How to fix health problems with exercise
A good workout can be the best medicine for many common ailments.
Ever wonder why you feel so great after you break a sweat? Turns out, exercise isn't just an effective flab-fighter—it's a remedy for pretty much any troubling health issue you are facing: anxiety, insomnia, back pain—even hot flashes. "When it comes to preventing health problems, exercise is one of the best medicines we have," says David Katz, MD, founding director of the Yale University Prevention Research Center.
Just a few generations ago physical activity was an integral part of our daily life. In the name of progress we've now chipped away at it so thoroughly that physical inactivity seems normal
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True or False: If you don’t have a family history of breast cancer, then your risk for breast cancer is very low.
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