Physical activity and adherence

Journal Article (Chapter)

There is abundant evidence supporting the health benefits of physical activity, including reduced risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke, some cancers, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, hypertension, high cholesterol, obesity, osteoarthritis, and all-cause mortality [1]. Physical activity is also associated with improved psychological health and functional status, as well as reduced health-care expenditures [2] . It has been estimated that the direct costs of physical inactivity account for approximately $24 billion, or 2.4% of US health-care expenditures [1, 2]. Furthermore, about 12% of all deaths in the USA can be attributed to physical inactivity [3] . © 2010 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Allen, K; Morey, MC

Published Date

  • December 1, 2010

Start / End Page

  • 9 - 38

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/978-1-4419-5866-2_2

Citation Source

  • Scopus