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Exercise

 

  1. Regular moderate physical activity is effective in reducing cardiac events. (observational quality of evidence I, Grade B recommendation)[1][10]

  2. Encourage fitness for health reasons (as opposed to body image) in young women. (Consensus)[1][10]

 The Health Canada Physical Activity Guidelines are available through the physical activity unit.

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1. Amberson, B.L., (2000) Risk Factors and Primary Prevention of Ischemic Heart Disease in Women. Canadian Cardiovascular Society Consensus Conference: Women and Ischemic Heart Disease, October 2000: 4/1-4/25.

10. Mosca L, et al. Evidence-Based Guidelines for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Women. AHA/ACC 2004 Scientific Statement. Circulation 2004;109:672-693.

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