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Allan R. Handysides and Peter N. Landless

Peter N. Landless, a board-certified nuclear cardiologist, is director of the General Conference Health Ministries Department. Allan R. Handysides, a board-certified gynecologist, is a former director of the General Conference Health Ministries Department.

Mental Benefits of Exercise

The physical benefits of exercise have been discussed in your columns a number of times. Mental benefits also have been mentioned. Are these real, or just “mind over matter”?

Whenever we address the topic of exercise, we emphasize both the physical and mental benefits. Wholeness is the nuclear and key component of the Adventist health message; there is a wholistic approach to physical, mental, spiritual, and social well-being.

Robust scientific evidence indicates that regular exercise has powerful physical health benefits. It’s been shown that regular exercise is the single most important intervention …

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