Living longer by sitting less and moving more

Stewart, Ralph A.H., Benatar, Jocelyne and Maddison, Ralph 2015, Living longer by sitting less and moving more, Current opinion in cardiology, vol. 30, no. 5, pp. 551-557, doi: 10.1097/HCO.0000000000000207.

Title Living longer by sitting less and moving more
Author(s) Stewart, Ralph A.H.
Benatar, Jocelyne
Maddison, RalphORCID iD for Maddison, Ralph
Journal name Current opinion in cardiology
Volume number 30
Issue number 5
Start page 551
End page 557
Total pages 7
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Place of publication Philadelphia, Pa.
Publication date 2015-09
ISSN 1531-7080
Keyword(s) aging
cardiovascular diseases
motor activity
physical fitness
risk factors
risk reduction behavior
sedentary lifestyle
Summary PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Regular exercise, physical fitness and sedentary behaviours are each known to be associated with cardiovascular and total mortality. This review evaluates recent research on these associations and its implications for guidelines on physical activity. RECENT FINDINGS: In several large cohort studies, modest levels of exercise, much less than recommended in current guidelines, were associated with lower mortality. Avoiding prolonged sitting has also been associated with lower mortality risk. Most research suggests graded decreases in long-term mortality with an increase in usual physical activity and fitness. However, at very high exercise levels, these benefits may be attenuated, particularly in patients with known coronary heart disease. SUMMARY: In sedentary persons, a modest increase in physical activity and avoiding prolonged sitting are likely to have important health benefits. Further research is needed to determine the most effective strategies for increasing physical activity.
Language eng
DOI 10.1097/HCO.0000000000000207
Field of Research 110299 Cardiorespiratory Medicine and Haematology not elsewhere classified
1102 Cardiovascular Medicine And Haematology
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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