Exercise as a treatment for the risk of cardiovascular disease

Academic Article


  • Regular physical activity decreases the risk of cardiovascular disease and modifies multiple cardiovascular risk factors. The optimum amount of exercise continues to generate debate; however, the general recommendation is that all adults should engage in 30 min of moderate-intensity physical activity on five, and preferably all, days of the week. Despite extensive data and recommendations, a significant proportion of the US adult population remains sedentary. Promoting physical activity at a public level remains a major challenge because of the presence of multiple behavioral, physical, and environmental barriers. Health care providers have an opportunity and a responsibility to include exercise counseling in routine office visits. © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010.
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    Author List

  • Aijaz B; Brown TM; Sanderson BK; Bittner V
  • Start Page

  • 329
  • End Page

  • 341
  • Volume

  • 12
  • Issue

  • 4