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Exercise at the Extremes: The Amount of Exercise to Reduce Cardiovascular Events.

Eijsvogels, TM and Molossi, S and Lee, DC and Emery, MS and Thompson, PD (2016) Exercise at the Extremes: The Amount of Exercise to Reduce Cardiovascular Events. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 67 (3). pp. 316-329. ISSN 1558-3597

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Abstract

Habitual physical activity and regular exercise training improve cardiovascular health and longevity. A physically active lifestyle is, therefore, a key aspect of primary and secondary prevention strategies. An appropriate volume and intensity are essential to maximally benefit from exercise interventions. This document summarizes available evidence on the relationship between the exercise volume and risk reductions in cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Furthermore, the risks and benefits of moderate- versus high-intensity exercise interventions are compared. Findings are presented for the general population and cardiac patients eligible for cardiac rehabilitation. Finally, the controversy of excessive volumes of exercise in the athletic population is discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1102 Cardiovascular Medicine And Haematology, 1117 Public Health And Health Services
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
Divisions: Sport & Exercise Sciences
Publisher: Elsevier
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Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2016 12:33
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2017 01:11
DOI or Identification number: 10.1016/j.jacc.2015.11.034
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2819

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