Health benefits of physical activity: the evidence.

@article{Warburton2006HealthBO,
  title={Health benefits of physical activity: the evidence.},
  author={D. Warburton and Crystal Whitney Nicol and Shannon Stephanie Deanne Bredin},
  journal={CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne},
  year={2006},
  volume={174 6},
  pages={
          801-9
        }
}
The primary purpose of this narrative review was to evaluate the current literature and to provide further insight into the role physical inactivity plays in the development of chronic disease and premature death. We confirm that there is irrefutable evidence of the effectiveness of regular physical activity in the primary and secondary prevention of several chronic diseases (e.g., cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, hypertension, obesity, depression and osteoporosis) and premature death… CONTINUE READING

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