/ki nee'see ol"euh jee, -zee-, kuy-/, n.
the science dealing with the interrelationship of the physiological processes and anatomy of the human body with respect to movement.
[1890-95; < Gk kínesi(s) movement (see KINESIS) + -O- + -LOGY]

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Study of the mechanics and anatomy of human movement and their roles in promoting health and reducing disease.

Kinesiology has direct applications to fitness and health, including developing exercise programs for people with and without disabilities, preserving the independence of older people, preventing disease due to trauma and neglect, and rehabilitating people after disease or injury. Kinesiologists also develop more accessible furniture and environments for people with limited movement and find ways to enhance individual and team efficiency. Kinesiology research encompasses the biochemistry of muscle contraction and tissue fluids, bone mineralization, responses to exercise, how physical skills are developed, work efficiency, and the anthropology of play.

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