Undergraduate honors thesis / Opt-Out
The overwhelming consensus is that exercise is both mentally and physically beneficial for all
people. Most physicians would agree that living an active lifestyle is crucial for good health.
However, what exactly takes place in the body when an individual works out? This paper will
explore the physiological and psychological effects of exercise, with a specific emphasis on
yoga, running, and weightlifting. The physiological effects will be analyzed in terms of BMI,
body weight, heart rate, lung function, and blood sugar levels. Regarding psychological effects,
the impact of exercise on depression, stress, and happiness levels will be reviewed. This paper
will also delve into the history of exercise and discuss which type of exercise is ideal for
different people, depending on goals, age, and health. Lastly the Torah/halachic views of
exercise will be considered
Marocco, S. (2022, April 28). The Cultural and Historical Origins and Physiological and Psychological Benefits of Yoga, Running, and Weightlifting. Undergraduate honors thesis, Yeshiva University.
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