Beneficial effects of physical exercise for cardiovascular prevention

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Physical exercise plays a key role in cardiovascular prevention and risk reduction. The two main types of exercise are aerobic and resistance exercise, and their effects on the cardiovascular system differ. A large body of evidence supports the beneficial effects of aerobic exercise on cardiovascular risk reduction; however, the current available data do not completely evaluate the true effects of resistance exercise on cardiovascular risk reduction. A careful clinical screening is always recommended when planning an appropriate exercise programme based on the needs and the physical conditions of each individual.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-121
Number of pages3
JournalHigh Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Prevention
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2007


  • Aerobic exercise
  • Cardiovascular risk reduction
  • Resistance exercise

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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