Wellbeing lifestyles: the benefits of physical exercise
Chairperson: Andrea Segrè
Physical exercise is an essential factor in a healthy lifestyle. Some anthropologists argue that evolution has made physical activity essential for man. Its effects on heart and lung health is well known. More recently its positive effects on the central nervous system and the ability to combat the development of chronic and degenerative diseases has been discovered. Moderate and gradual physical exercise – itself a form of stress for the body – helps it to deal with ever more stressful situations.