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Exploring the relationship between health-related fitness and biological CVD risk factors in Canadian young adult men and women

dc.contributor.authorThompson, Dave
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-10T19:21:49Z
dc.date.available2012-11-10T19:21:49Z
dc.date.created2012
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://knowledgecommons.lakeheadu.ca/handle/2453/162
dc.description.abstractIt is well known that physical inactivity leads to development of poor musculoskeletal health and obesity, two major modifiable risk factors for the development of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD; Eyre, Kahn, & Robertson, 2004). Unfortunately, physical inactivity is on the rise in Canada. Recent data from the Canadian Community Health Survey (Statistics Canada, 2005) suggests that 53.5% of Canadians are physically inactive, placing them at increased risk for CVD. In Canadian adults, gender differences in physical activity levels suggest that women appear to be less physically active than men (Heart and Stroke, 2003). The CVD risk associated with physical inactivity appears more substantial when, the relative risk for Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) associated with physical inactivity is equal to that of hypertension, high blood cholesterol, and cigarette smoking (Stewart, 2005).en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectCardiovascular diseaseen_US
dc.subjectPhysical inactivityen_US
dc.subjectHealth-related fitnessen_US
dc.titleExploring the relationship between health-related fitness and biological CVD risk factors in Canadian young adult men and womenen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
etd.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
etd.degree.levelMasteren_US
etd.degree.disciplineKinesiologyen_US
etd.degree.grantorLakehead Universityen_US


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