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Exercise programmes benefit a wide range of long-term health conditions

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A new study looking at health data from the last 20 years has highlighted the benefits of exercise programmes for individuals living with long-term health conditions.

Drawing on a comprehensive overview of published evidence spanning 39 different long-term conditions – and encompassing 990 randomised controlled trials and over 900,000 patients – the research underscores the fundamental role of exercise in enhancing the wellbeing of individuals living with long-term health conditions.

Conducted by researchers at the University of Glasgow in collaboration with the University of Leicester, University of Birmingham, University of Exeter, University of Salford, University of York, and Trinity College Dublin, the latest study is published in eClinicalMedicine and was funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR).