To the Editor: Dr Lee and colleagues found that at least 1 hour of recreational walking per week was associated with lower rates of coronary heart disease (CHD) in healthy female professionals aged 45 years and older who participated in no other vigorous activity.1 We are concerned that health professionals and the public could easily misinterpret the appealing take-home message of Lee et al that "no pain, no gain is passé" and assume that 1 h/wk of any walking is sufficient for reducing the risk of chronic disease. Because the cardiovascular benefits reported in the study by Lee et al occurred in minimally active women compared with women who do no activity at all, such benefits cannot be generalized to the population as a whole.
Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.
Download citation file:
Web of Science® Times Cited: 2
Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.
More Listings atJAMACareerCenter.com >
Enter your username and email address. We'll send you a link to reset your password.
Enter your username and email address. We'll send instructions on how to reset your password to the email address we have on record.
Athens and Shibboleth are access management services that provide single sign-on to protected resources. They replace the multiple user names and passwords necessary to access subscription-based content with a single user name and password that can be entered once per session. It operates independently of a user's location or IP address. If your institution uses Athens or Shibboleth authentication, please contact your site administrator to receive your user name and password.