New! A Case for Fitness as a Clinical Vital Sign - a 2016 Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association proposes that the addition of Cardiorespiratory Fitness (CRF) for risk classification presents health professionals with unique opportunities to improve patient management.
Take a step forward...it has never been more important to focus on the evidence based physical activity guidelines in healthcare settings, in communities, at work and at home.
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Meeting the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines provides health benefits and can reduce your chance of developing the conditions below by the figures in green; more physical activity and exercise leading to physical fitness can reduce your chances by the figures in blue!
•Reduce incidence of hypertension by 33 - 60%
•Reduce incidence of diabetes by 25 - 58%
•Reduce incidence of CVD by 33 - 50%
•Reduce risk of stroke by 31 - 45%
•Reduce risk of colon cancer by 30 - 60%
•Reduce mortality and risk of recurrent breast cancer by 25 - 50%
•Reduce risk of developing Alzheimers by 40%
•Decrease depression as effectively as medications or cognitive behavioural therapy
•Reduce risk of premature death by 31 - 50%
Numerous References, as summarized by:
Blair et al.,EIM Handbook 2009; Vuori et al., Mayo Clinic Proceedings 2013; Warburton et al., IJBNPA, 2010; Pedersen and Saltin, Scand J Med Sci Sports 2006
Dose response effects summarized by: Wen et al., Lancet 2011; Arem et al., JAMA Int Med, 2015; Gebel et al., JAMA Int Med 2015
“In view of the prevalence, global reach, and health effect of physical inactivity, the issue should be appropriately described as pandemic, with far-reaching health, economic, environmental, and social consequences.”
- The Lancet, July 2012