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Health benefits of physical activity: the evidence

Overview of attention for article published in Canadian Medical Association Journal, March 2006
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#16 of 7,827)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

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Title
Health benefits of physical activity: the evidence
Published in
Canadian Medical Association Journal, March 2006
DOI 10.1503/cmaj.051351
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Authors

D. E.R. Warburton

Abstract

The primary purpose of this narrative review was to evaluate the current literature and to provide further insight into the role physical inactivity plays in the development of chronic disease and premature death. We confirm that there is irrefutable evidence of the effectiveness of regular physical activity in the primary and secondary prevention of several chronic diseases (e.g., cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, hypertension, obesity, depression and osteoporosis) and premature death. We also reveal that the current Health Canada physical activity guidelines are sufficient to elicit health benefits, especially in previously sedentary people. There appears to be a linear relation between physical activity and health status, such that a further increase in physical activity and fitness will lead to additional improvements in health status.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 29 <1%
United Kingdom 23 <1%
Canada 18 <1%
Brazil 13 <1%
Spain 12 <1%
Portugal 7 <1%
Malaysia 5 <1%
Australia 5 <1%
Germany 5 <1%
Other 46 <1%
Unknown 5688 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 1469 25%
Student > Master 1158 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 708 12%
Researcher 460 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 316 5%
Other 966 17%
Unknown 774 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 1183 20%
Sports and Recreations 1107 19%
Nursing and Health Professions 529 9%
Psychology 440 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 357 6%
Other 1219 21%
Unknown 1016 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 964. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 September 2021.
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#9,908
of 18,917,096 outputs
Outputs from Canadian Medical Association Journal
#16
of 7,827 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#51
of 198,467 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Canadian Medical Association Journal
#1
of 116 outputs
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