Effects of 4-Week Lifestyle Intervention on Fitness Levels of Adults
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been identified as a leading cause of death in the United States, with more than two million Americans having a heart attack or a stroke and close to a million deaths each year. Research shows that one of the independent risk factors for CVD is increased sedentary time. Sedentary behaviors predominate modern life, and there are numerous negative health effects associated with inactivity. Physical fitness is inversely related to mortality, and it is believed that by simply decreasing sedentary time and increasing exercise time, cardiovascular risk factors and vascular health measures will improve. Previous studies have found that four weeks of exercise reduces blood pressures, leads to fat weight loss, and improves fitness.
Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise
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Wisdo TR, Getty AK, Hill JA, Polimeni AN, Chavis LN, Perez AN, DiCiurcio WT, Ciesielka KA, Jasinski RM, Derella CC, Cruz JA, Close SN, Feairheller DL. Effects of 4-Week Lifestyle Intervention on Fitness Levels of Adults. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 48:5. Supp. 2016.
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