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Consequences of physical inactivity in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21128749     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The many health benefits of regular physical activity underline the importance of this topic, especially in this period of time when the prevalence of a sedentary lifestyle in the population is increasing. Physical activity levels are especially low in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Regular physical activity and an active lifestyle has shown to be positively associated with outcomes such as exercise capacity and health-related quality of life, and therefore could be beneficial for the individual COPD patient. An adequate level of physical activity needs to be integrated into daily life, and stimulation of physical activity when absent is important. This article aims to discuss in more detail the possible role of regular physical activity for a number of well-known outcome parameters in COPD.
Authors:
Jorine E Hartman; H Marike Boezen; Mathieu H G de Greef; Linda Bossenbroek; Nick H T ten Hacken
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Expert review of respiratory medicine     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1747-6356     ISO Abbreviation:  Expert Rev Respir Med     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101278196     Medline TA:  Expert Rev Respir Med     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  735-45     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, University Medical Centre Groningen, University of Groningen, The Netherlands. j.hartman@long.umcg.nl
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