Exercise is medicine™

Exercise prescription after SCI to manage cardiovascular disease risk factors

Rachel E Cowan, Laurie A. Malone, Mark S Nash

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Abstract

Exercise is underutilized in the battle against cardiovascular disease (CVD) for both the nondisabled and spinal cord-injured (SCI) populations. The American College of Sports Medicine and American Heart Association have launched the Exercise is Medicine™ initiative to facilitate widespread adoption of exercise as a practical treatment option by increasing awareness and providing structured guidance. We review the initiative, current exercise recommendations for the nondisabled, supporting evidence in the SCI population, and appropriate SCI-related alterations to exercise prescription. Finally, we provide resources supporting the prescription process for persons with SCI.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-83
Number of pages15
JournalTopics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009

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Keywords

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Exercise
  • Physical activity
  • Recreation
  • Sedentary
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Wheelchair sport

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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Exercise is medicine™ : Exercise prescription after SCI to manage cardiovascular disease risk factors. / Cowan, Rachel E; Malone, Laurie A.; Nash, Mark S.

In: Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, Vol. 14, No. 3, 01.12.2009, p. 69-83.

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