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Exercise and Disease Prevention

  • Roy J. Shephard
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 84)

Abstract

One of the exciting conclusions reached by the current generation of health educators, and reiterated by speakers at this conference, is that much of the tremendous social and economic burden of poor health could be corrected by a change of life style. In the United States, the annual cost of all illnesses has been estimated at $473 billion (for convenience, costs are here recalculated to their 1982 US equivalent):
  • Direct costs 213.1 B

  • Indirect costs

  • Morbidity 103.4 B

  • Premature death 156.9 B

Keywords

Physical Activity Ischemic Heart Disease Coronary Risk Factor Geriatric Care Military Population 
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