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Physical Inactivity and the Economic and Health Burdens Due to Cardiovascular Disease: Exercise as Medicine

Hamer, Mark, Adamson, Gary and Murphy, MH (2017) Physical Inactivity and the Economic and Health Burdens Due to Cardiovascular Disease: Exercise as Medicine. In: Exercise for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Treatment. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology. Springer, Singapore, pp. 3-18. ISBN 978-981-10-4307-9 [Book section]

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URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-4307-9_1

Abstract

Leisure time physical activity, or exercise, has been described as today’s best buy in public health. Physical inactivity is responsible for around 10% of all deaths and physical inactivity costs global healthcare systems billions of dollars each year. Here, we describe the human and economic costs of cardiovascular disease. Then, we explain that physical inactivity is a major modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The evidence of the role of physical activity in the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease is reviewed and we make the case that exercise is medicine.

Item Type:Book section
Keywords:physical activity
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Sport
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute
Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute > Centre for Physical Activity and Health
ID Code:38896
Deposited By: Professor Marie Murphy
Deposited On:02 Nov 2017 11:30
Last Modified:02 Nov 2017 11:30

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