Review Article - Journal of Primary Care and General Practice (2018) Volume 1, Issue 1
Physical activity prescription a pragmatic guide to adopting current recommendations.
Physical activity, once seen as an elective adjunct to a healthy life, is now the standard of preventative care and the anecdote to one of the greatest global health risks, the sedentary lifestyle. Low cardiorespiratory fitness is nearly equivalent to smoking as an independent risk factor for mortality and the world health organization (who) estimates that physical inactivity accounts for 3.2 million deaths globally. Yet, only about 20% of Americans meet the recommendations for exercise and less than 20% of physicians provide written exercise prescriptions. The following review will highlight patient preparation and guideline recommendations to help general practitioners adopt physical activity prescription.Author(s): Meredith Janelle*, David Ginn