Women and Physical Activity

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J. Larry Durstine
74 minutes
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Women and Physical Activity details the benefits of physical activity and examines the issue ofwhether women receive the same benefits from engaging in exercise on a regular basis as men. TheDVD provides an overview of special factors that should be considered when developing exerciseregimens for women, including activity programs for pregnant women. The DVD also addresseswhether HDL-C levels in women who already have an elevated level can be increased by exercise.

Among the topics covered:
  • Unhealthy conditions caused orworsened by physical inactivity
  • Definitions and recommendations
  • Do women get the same benefits fromexercise as men?
  • Can HDL-C be increased when levelsare already elevated?
  • Benefits of physical activity
  • Special considerations
  • Pregnancy and physical activity
Produced in cooperation with the American College of Sports Medicine.