Accumulated Activity And Structured Exercise

The cardioprotective and psychosocial benefits require CR participants to engage in regular habitual exercise (SIGN, 2002). Exercise and activity should be integrated into all phases of CR. As there are different methods for prescribing activity and exercise, it is important to define the differences between

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physical activity and exercise in order to establish the impact both have on coronary heart disease.

Physical activity is described as bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that requires energy expenditure and produces progressive healthy benefits, for example walking, housework, etc. (SIGN, 2002; ACSM 1998). Exercise is a type of physical activity that is planned, structured and repetitive, involving bodily movement performed to improve or maintain one or more components of physical fitness (Leon, NIH Consensus Statement, 1997). In 1997 the Health Education Board for Scotland (HEBS) devised a two-stage approach to encouraging the Scottish population to become more active. Many other national guidelines have adopted a similar approach.

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