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Effects of Physical Exercise on the Quality of Life of Individuals with Diabetes and Obesity

  • Simona Moscatiello
  • Rita Manini
  • Rebecca Marzocchi
  • Giulio Marchesini

Abstract

Health-related quality of life (HRQL) corresponds to a multidimensional concept, summarized as the satisfaction of the individuals with their life, specifically related to the individual’s perception of his/her health status (somatic as well as mental) and the limitations to functioning related to health, independent of socioeconomic conditions. All aspects are considered as reported by patients. In metabolic diseases, as any chronic condition, HRQL has become a relevant target of interventions, and there is evidence that in diabetes and obesity the participation in programs of physical activity is significantly associated with better health status and HRQL, not limited to physical domains, but extending to mental health. All actors of the therapeutic process need to reconsider the importance of physical activity. It is a very demanding challenge for the coming years.

Keywords

Physical Activity Leisure Time Physical Activity Weight Loss Maintenance Weight Cycling Psychiatric Distress 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Simona Moscatiello
    • 1
  • Rita Manini
    • 1
  • Rebecca Marzocchi
    • 1
  • Giulio Marchesini
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology “Alma Mater Studiorum”University of BolognaBolognaItaly

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