Modest exercise prevents the progressive disease associated with physical inactivity.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Activity levels continue to decline as technology continues to engineer movement out of our environment. We summarize the findings from Studies Targeting Risk Reduction Interventions through Defined Exercise (STRRIDE) emphasizing the high cost of even short-term continued inactivity in sedentary, overweight, or mildly obese individuals. There seems to be a critical minimal level of physical activity required to maintain metabolic health. A modest amount of exercise seems to prevent metabolic deterioration.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Slentz, CA; Houmard, JA; Kraus, WE

Published Date

  • January 1, 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 35 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 18 - 23

PubMed ID

  • 17211189

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0091-6331

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1249/01.jes.0000240019.07502.01


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States