Title

Promoting exercise as medicine for prediabetes and prehypertension

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2014

Abstract

Prediabetes and prehypertension are conditions that reflect higher-than-normal blood glucose level and elevated blood pressure. The use of the term "pre" helps highlight the potentially slippery slope toward fully realized diabetes or hypertension. In both situations, recommended lifestyle modifications include a focus on regular exercise, including cardiorespiratory (aerobic) activity and resistance training. In spite of strong evidence related to the benefits of exercise, the number of American adults meeting even minimal targets is low. Therefore medical and health professionals should utilize strategies (including goal setting, problem solving, and relapse prevention, feedback, self-monitoring, and modeling) to encourage behavior change.

Recommended Citation

Bushman, Barbara. Promoting exercise as medicine for prediabetes and prehypertension." Current sports medicine reports 13, no. 4 (2014): 233-239."

DOI for the article

http://dx.doi.org/10.1249/JSR.0000000000000066

Department

Kinesiology

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