Physical activity and health: need to define the required stimulus.

  title={Physical activity and health: need to define the required stimulus.},
  author={William L. Haskell},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  volume={55 10},
Exercise is frequently recommended as part of a comprehensive program of prevention, treatment or rehabilitation of chronic degenerative disease. General guidelines on prescribing exercise are based more on the characteristics of exercise required to improve physical performance than on preventing disease. Most exercise regimens are evaluated according to their effect on aerobic power or endurance. Health benefits of exercise may occur in conjunction with an improvement in physical performance… CONTINUE READING

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