Health benefits induced by adherence to the Mediterranean lifestyle components diet and physical activity

  • Cécil J. W. Meulenberg Science and Research Centre of Koper, Institute for Kinesiology Research
Keywords: lifestyle, Mediterranean diet, physical activity, health benefit, interactions


The purpose of this overview is to present the evidence that adherence to Mediterranean lifestyle components is beneficial for functional and cognitive health. Although Mediterranean diet is the principal component of this lifestyle, other components, like physical activity and socializing, form complex interactions and together they complete into the Mediterranean lifestyle. Individual components and their interactions have not been studied thoroughly, however, there is an increasing attention for these matters through scientific literature in original research, reviews and meta-analysis. This paper considers the recent knowledge and trends related to defining the indicators concerning these lifestyle components, as well as summarizes the health benefits induced by adherence to them and explains why Mediterranean lifestyle components are important for health.


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Meulenberg, C. J. W. (2019). Health benefits induced by adherence to the Mediterranean lifestyle components diet and physical activity. Annales Kinesiologiae, 10(1), 15-30.