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Mindre stillasittande och mer fysisk aktivitet bra för hälsan: [Less inactivity and more physical activity good for health]
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3185-9702
Karolinska Institutet.
2010 (Swedish)In: Läkartidningen, ISSN 0023-7205, E-ISSN 1652-7518, Vol. 107, no 36, 2090-2095 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Strong evidence links higher levels of physical activity to improved health. However, even low intense activities are important, mainly for energy expenditure. Physical activity can be used in prevention and treatment of many disorders and diseases. Inactivity (sitting) and low non-exercise activity is an independent risk factor and may produce serious health problems regarding mortality, coronary heart disease, diabetes, and specific metabolic risk factors, and this cannot simply be explained by exercise deficiency. Breaks in sedentary periods of time should be encouraged to promote health. An individualized prescription of physical activity has been shown to be suitable as regular treatment in ordinary primary health care setting in Sweden. It positively influences physical activity level, quality of life and several cardiometabolic risk factors. Physical activity on prescription including a patient-centred counselling is a useful tool for practicing physicians as well as other health care workers.

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2010. Vol. 107, no 36, 2090-2095 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-141057OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-141057DiVA: diva2:384893
Available from: 2011-01-10 Created: 2011-01-10 Last updated: 2016-01-18

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