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What is exercise physiology?

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Exercise physiology is a subdiscipline of kinesiology that studies how the body changes after repeated, prolonged physical activity, along with the short-term biological reactions to physical activity. Athletes to patients with chronic illnesses train with exercise physiologist professionals in order to condition the body with lessened risk of injury.

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The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, American Council on Exercise and the American College of Sports Medicine are some national exercise physiology-related organizations. Exercise physiology professionals can work with healthy individuals seeking to lose weight or increase their general fitness as well as with those who require medically supervised exercise programs.

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