Title

Physical activity prescription for improving health in patients with cardiometabolic risk: using empirical evidence to provide clear public health messages

RIS ID

101972

Publication Details

Guiraud, T., Labrunée, M., Pathak, A., Pillard, F., Stapley, P. J. & Gremeaux, V. (2015). Physical activity prescription for improving health in patients with cardiometabolic risk: using empirical evidence to provide clear public health messages. Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, 58 (5), 305-307.

Abstract

Despite a reduction in cardiovascular mortality in recent decades in industrialized countries, the prevalence of cardiovascular diseases is still increasing because of lack of control of cardiovascular risk factors, including physical inactivity [1]. Indeed, a large number of epidemiological and clinical studies have shown that regular physical activity (PA) reduces the main modifiable cardiometabolic risks, which leads to premature death due to cardiovascular disease [2]. The direct health benefits of regular exercise are now irrefutable, and exercise appears as efficient as pharmacologic strategies to control chronic diseases [3]. Therefore, it seems that "exercise is medicine"

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rehab.2015.05.002