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Chapter-23 Physical Exercises

BOOK TITLE: Pocket Clinical Guide for Nursing Students

Author
1. Prakash P
ISBN
9789352701933
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/14242_24
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
7
Author Affiliations
1. College of Nursing, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India
Chapter keywords
Physical exercise, aerobic, muscle strengthening, bone strengthening, stretching, moderate-intensity activity, vigorous-intensity activity

Abstract

Physical exercise is the performance of some activity in order to develop or maintain physical fitness and overall health. Physical exercise is considered important for maintaining physical fitness including healthy weight; building and maintaining healthy bones, muscles, and joints; promoting physiological well-being; reducing surgical risks; and strengthening the immune system. Types of physical exercises, level of intensity in aerobic exercise (as per guidelines of center for disease control), examples of moderate and vigorous intensity activities, range of motion, types of range of motion (ROM) exercises, range-of-motion exercises for the wrist, and range-of-motion for the thumb are discussed in the table format.

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