Physical_Activity_and_Health

Physical_Activity_and_Health - Physical Activity and Health...

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1 Physical Activity and Health Physical Activity and Health GM Roybal, M.D., M.P.H. HP 200 Fall 2006 September 19, 2006 Physical Activity in History Greeks, Indian, Chinese cultures recognized the importance of exercise in daily life. Exercise played an important role in social and religious practices in many different societies as well as individual wellbeing. Exercise: Exercise: How much? How often? What type? Who benefits? The Growth Of Obesity: The Growth Of Obesity:
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2 How much exercise? How much exercise? How much exercise is beneficial? – Any exercise is beneficial. – Change in emphasis from vigorous exercise to include moderate levels of exercise. – For those who are already physically active, increasing that level increases health benefits.
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3 How much exercise? How much exercise? How often is beneficial? – Minimum of 30 minutes of physical activity of moderate intensity (brisk walking) on most days of the week. – Strength exercise should be combined with endurance exercises twice per week. How much exercise? How much exercise? Who benefits? – However, any level of physical activity will decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease Sedentary individuals had a RR of death from all causes of 1.2 to 2.0 when compared to the most active. Risk of death from all causes decreases with an
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