The Body Matters: Why Exercise Makes You Healthy and How to Stay Uninjured

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The Body Matters: Why Exercise Makes You Healthy and How to Stay Uninjured

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Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of California, Berkeley, are just some of the schools that you have at your fingertips with edX. Through massive open online courses (MOOCs) from the world's best universities, you can develop your knowledge in literature, math, history, food and nutrition, and more. These online classes are taught by highly-regarded experts in the field. If you take a class on computer science through Harvard, you may be taught by David J. Malan, a senior lecturer on computer science at Harvard University for the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. But there's not just one professor - you have access to the entire teaching staff, allowing you to receive feedback on assignments straight from the experts. Pursue a Verified Certificate to document your achievements and use your coursework for job and school applications, promotions, and more. EdX also works with top universities to conduct research, allowing them to learn more about learning. Using their findings, edX is able to provide students with the best and most effective courses, constantly enhancing the student experience.

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This health course will show you why exercise is a fundamental component of a healthy lifestyle.

Exercise is more than just an “art of converting big meals and fattening snacks into back strains and pulled muscles by lifting heavy things that don’t need to be moved, or running when no one is chasing you.” (Anonymous quote) Our bodies evolved to move over several millennia.

Did you know that physically active obese individuals live longer than inactive thin individuals? Are you interested in seeing the evidence on the benefits and risks of stretching? What is the best way to treat your ankle, knee, and/or shoulder injury? How does injury affect mood and what are the consequences?

Whether you are a competitive athlete, an aspiring musician or dancer, whether you play for fun or just want to lead an active lifestyle, this course will entertain and challenge you. You will learn the basic and advanced principles of body movement ...

This health course will show you why exercise is a fundamental component of a healthy lifestyle.

Exercise is more than just an “art of converting big meals and fattening snacks into back strains and pulled muscles by lifting heavy things that don’t need to be moved, or running when no one is chasing you.” (Anonymous quote) Our bodies evolved to move over several millennia.

Did you know that physically active obese individuals live longer than inactive thin individuals? Are you interested in seeing the evidence on the benefits and risks of stretching? What is the best way to treat your ankle, knee, and/or shoulder injury? How does injury affect mood and what are the consequences?

Whether you are a competitive athlete, an aspiring musician or dancer, whether you play for fun or just want to lead an active lifestyle, this course will entertain and challenge you. You will learn the basic and advanced principles of body movement and biological, psychological and social issues related to activity, sport, injury and rehabilitation. The course will include content from leading global experts in multiple fields related to the science of exercise.

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10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 11 months ago
The class was excellent. For the most part, I found all the content to be very relevant to my physical activities. It had just the right mix of physiology and how it applied to sport.
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5 years, 11 months ago
One of the best MOOCs I have taken! Completely science based with actual references to research papers etc. Many interesting subjects are discussed. Highly suggested for every fitness/sports enthusiast or even the average person who is willing to learn more!
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10/10 starsTaking Now
5 years, 11 months ago
Excelent! this is one of the courses I was looking forward to found. Every teacher, every theme is everybody interest, I find in it, better ways to make my fitness practices and I found a easy way to give others good information, every thing is excelent!
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8/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 11 months ago
Like most learning experiences, you revisit some aspects you may know, you learn something you set out to learn and for me the best is you learn something new, that you had no idea of. The instructors were each good in their own rights, each of them providing a comfortable experience. EdX just rocks - thank you
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8/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 11 months ago
A good course if you are interested in anatomy, medicine, injuries, sports and doing exercise yourself. Dr. Shrier makes his videos very enjoyable, and the course included a lot of famous guest speakers, although some of them were quite boring. Overall, the course counts with very good instructors. Finally, edX is an excellent e-learning platform that I've been using for a long time now.
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10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 11 months ago
This course has been absolutely fantastic. The way it has unfolded it sort of leaves me wanting for more. Yet, at the same time I am really satisfied with it. I am sure no other version of this course will ever be as amazing as this one. The characters in this course are all down to earth but all so vain, just wanting that extra edge or that next level of fitness. EDX platform is excellent too.
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10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 11 months ago
What you will learn about benefits of exercise or playing a sport, as well as injury prevention, rehabilitation, and when you can return to your favorite activities, will improve your health (physical and mental outlook) for an enriching life.of life.
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10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 11 months ago
Fantastic course, full of information that is backed by non-anecdotal, scientific research. Changed my views of most of the things people say about endurance athletics. Thanks!
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10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 11 months ago
This is the tenth EdX course I've taken, so I have some measure of comparison. I found the course was set up logically and progressed fluidly from one topic to another. The information in the videos was well presented. I found Dr. Shrier's presentations very engaging. Casual, and packed with information. I learned a lot about how the body functions, various types of injuries and how to treat those injuries. I think this will be very helpful for me in the future should I have any problems. The discussions forum was excellent. Lots of very interesting discussions got going and were well moderated. I would very much like a follow-up course by Dr. Shrier and team.
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10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 11 months ago
This course exceeded all my expectations. I learned the importance of physical activity, how to evaluate risk, how to moderate activities to avoid pain and injury, what tests (MRI, XRay, CT scan) are necessary or unnecessary. How to decide when to return to activity after injury. My favorite topics were how to recognize type of injury, how to design progressive exercises when initial exercise routine is too difficult, and how musicians create stress from poor posture when performing. There were videos of dance, fencing, cirque du Soleil. This was a great great course!
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10/10 starsTaking Now
6 years ago
The content is information that is super beneficial for my quality of life, and it is delivered by a cast of specialists in their respective fields. Truly grateful for this collaborative course.
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6/10 starsTaking Now
6 years, 1 month ago
It is an active way of living
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1/10 starsDropped
6 years, 1 month ago
This course is appalling. It's as if they took the clueless people who designed the USDA food pyramid and asked them to perform an "analysis" of excise and its relationship to health. The course is a time machine back to the smug and self-righteous days of the early 80s when Covert Bailey was the current darling of PBS. Why should a fitness lecturer carrying a dangerous percentage of visceral fat be taken any more seriously than a smoker lecturing on the dangers of lung cancer? I am extremely disappointed in all aspects of this course.
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9/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 1 month ago
Good job
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8/10 starsTaking Now
6 years, 1 month ago
Great tutorials I am grateful for this course
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5 years, 12 months ago
I am totally impressed by the selection of instructors who are top in their field, as well as the quality of the content. As a cyclist and skier and am very concerned about sports injuries and this course answered many questions about how to reduce risk of injury and what to do if injured. It covered a broad spectrum of issues providing some of the most reliable information sports medicine has come up with to date (whether to stretch or not stretch and when for instance). I certainly feel it has been worth it and the staff have been great about addressing issues through the course with midstream changes. You couldn't ask for anything more. Of the over 60 MOOC's I have taken this has been one of the most beneficial. Thank you Dr. Shrier for your excellent course.
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2/10 starsTaking Now
6 years, 1 month ago
i enrolled this course but i have not yet received the learn process please help me to follow the course thank
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