The Impact of Intensity Variation in Physical Activity on Mortality Rates
Jan 12, 2021
Editor: David L. Joffe, BSPharm, CDE, FACA
Author: Abdullah Al-Ajmi, PharmD Candidate, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Does a higher percentage of vigorous physical activity as part of total exercise time confer additional benefits?
Exercise has been one of the critical recommendations for patients to improve their health and reduce morbidity and mortality. Many studies linked moderate-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) to improved health outcomes in patients. Different ranges of intensity have shown different levels of benefits. For example, some studies showed a reduction in cardiovascular risk with moderate physical activity (MPA) 90min/week. Therefore, guidelines recommend 150-300min/week of MPA....
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