The metabolic fitness program: lifestyle modification for the metabolic syndrome using the resources of cardiac rehabilitation.

@article{Rubenfire2011TheMF,
  title={The metabolic fitness program: lifestyle modification for the metabolic syndrome using the resources of cardiac rehabilitation.},
  author={Melvyn Rubenfire and Lynette Mollo and Sangeetha Mahadevan Krishnan and Sandra M Finkel and Martha S Weintraub and Theresa Gracik and Daniel M. Kohn and Elif A Oral},
  journal={Journal of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and prevention},
  year={2011},
  volume={31 5},
  pages={282-9}
}
PURPOSE To describe and assess the effectiveness of a lifestyle intervention program (Met Fit) designed to treat the metabolic syndrome (MetSyn) in a cardiac rehabilitation setting. METHODS Met Fit is a physician referred and patient pay ($350) program consisting of 12 weekly sessions of 45 minutes of exercise and 45 minutes of education with target exercise recommendations of 150 to 200 minutes weekly and 5% loss in body weight using a Mediterranean-style diet. Primary outcomes are… CONTINUE READING