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The Benefits and Hazards of Exercise

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 15 April 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1082
  1. A Pasternak, family physician
  1. Reno, Nevada, USA

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    Ed Domhnall MacAuley

    BMJ Books, £35, pp 394

    ISBN 0 7279 1412 X

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    Many patients approach their general practitioner confused about exercise. Some of those who exercise get training tips from hearsay and don't base their training on scientific principles. Worse, many patients don't exercise at all and attribute their inactivity to their medical problems; these are often the patients who need exercise the most. The Benefits and Hazards of Exercise clarifies some of the confusion by giving an up to date, critical review of exercise recommendations and …

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