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Physical activity and exercise 

Physical activity and exercise
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Physical activity and exercise
Author(s):

C.S. Jennings

, A.C. Mead

, J.L. Jones

, A.M. Holden

, S.B. Connolly

, K. Kotseva

, and D.A. Wood

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199236305.003.0008
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date: 06 July 2020

Introduction to exercise programming 146

Exercise prescription and physical activity advice 147

Delivery of a supervised exercise component 148

Monitoring exercise intensity 154

Health and safety 163

Home exercise programming 164

The burden of physical inactivity is of growing concern. WHO data estimates around 3% of all disease burden in developed countries is caused by physical inactivity, and up to 24% of CHD is due to levels of physical activity below 2.5 hours of moderate intensity activity per week. It is estimated that approximately 36% of deaths from CHD in men and 38% of deaths in women are due to lack of physical activity....

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