Physical Activity, Stress, and Immune Function

Authored by: Kate M. Edwards , Paul J. Mills

Routledge Handbook of Physical Activity and Mental Health

Print publication date:  April  2013
Online publication date:  August  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415782999
eBook ISBN: 9780203132678
Adobe ISBN: 9781136477805

10.4324/9780203132678.ch23

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Abstract

The mind–body connection links many psychological processes and physiological systems. While connections between the mind and the immune system specifically have been recognized for well over a century, the mechanisms involved are only more recently being elucidated, and ways that we can utilize this interaction for clinical benefit are still being explored.

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