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Exercise Is Medicine: At Any Dose?

Eijsvogels, TM and Thompson, PD (2015) Exercise Is Medicine: At Any Dose? Journal of the American Medical Association, 314 (18). pp. 1915-1916. ISSN 1538-3598

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Abstract

This Viewpoint discusses evidence that the beneficial effects of physical activity may vary depending on activity levels. Physical inactivity has been labelled a pandemic due to its increasing global prevalence and its health, economic, environmental, and social consequences. More than half of US adults fail to meet the 2008 physical activity recommendations of 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise daily (e.g., brisk walking, dancing, and gardening) or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity exercise weekly (e.g., running, fast cycling, and competitive sports). Hence, increasing physical activity is essential for public health because it improves primary and secondary disease prevention across the population.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 11 Medical And Health Sciences
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
Divisions: Sport & Exercise Sciences
Publisher: American Medical Association
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Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2016 14:58
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2017 18:47
DOI or Identification number: 10.1001/jama.2015.10858
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2821

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