"Smart" coaching to promote physical activity, diet change, and cardiovascular health.

  title={"Smart" coaching to promote physical activity, diet change, and cardiovascular health.},
  author={Janna D Stephens and Jerilyn K. Allen and Cheryl R. Dennison Himmelfarb},
  journal={The Journal of cardiovascular nursing},
  volume={26 4},
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the United States. A major contributor to CVD is the growing epidemic of overweight and obesity. Among adults in the United States, the prevalence of overweight and obesity, defined as having a body mass index (BMI) greater than 25 kg/m, was 68.0% in 2007Y2008. Research has shown that obesity, defined as a BMI greater than 30 kg/m, is significantly associated with excess mortality among adults. Therefore, the high rate of obesity (33… CONTINUE READING
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