Research Paper Title
Exercise: The Miracle Cure and the Role of the Doctor in Promoting It.
The big four “proximate” causes of preventable ill-health are: smoking, poor nutrition, lack of physical activity and alcohol excess.
Of these, the importance of regular exercise is the least well-known. Relatively low levels of increased activity can make a huge difference.
All the evidence suggests small amounts of regular exercise (five times a week for 30 minutes each time for adults) brings dramatic benefits.
The exercise should be moderate – enough to get a person slightly out of breath and/or sweaty, and with an increased heart rate. This report is a thorough review of that evidence.
AOMRC (Academy of Medical Royal Colleges) (2015) Exercise: The Miracle Cure and the Role of the Doctor in Promoting It. London: AOMRC. http://www.aomrc.org.uk/