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Health benefits of physical activity: the evidence

Overview of attention for article published in CMAJ, 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 (#12 of 6,557)
  • 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)

Mentioned by

news
59 news outlets
blogs
12 blogs
policy
5 policy sources
twitter
273 tweeters
patent
8 patents
facebook
15 Facebook pages
googleplus
3 Google+ users
reddit
1 Redditor
video
10 video uploaders

Citations

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3298 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
4560 Mendeley
citeulike
2 CiteULike
Title
Health benefits of physical activity: the evidence
Published in
CMAJ, March 2006
DOI 10.1503/cmaj.051351
Pubmed ID
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 31 <1%
United Kingdom 23 <1%
Canada 19 <1%
Brazil 14 <1%
Spain 12 <1%
Portugal 7 <1%
Netherlands 6 <1%
Germany 6 <1%
Malaysia 5 <1%
Other 46 1%
Unknown 4391 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 1189 26%
Student > Master 971 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 619 14%
Researcher 386 8%
Student > Postgraduate 245 5%
Other 776 17%
Unknown 374 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 1021 22%
Sports and Recreations 890 20%
Nursing and Health Professions 380 8%
Psychology 380 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 327 7%
Other 1004 22%
Unknown 558 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 775. 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 13 February 2020.
All research outputs
#7,730
of 14,330,337 outputs
Outputs from CMAJ
#12
of 6,557 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#60
of 177,240 outputs
Outputs of similar age from CMAJ
#1
of 116 outputs
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