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Cardiovascular benefits of exercise

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of General Medicine, June 2012
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#12 of 1,411)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

Mentioned by

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16 news outlets
twitter
10 tweeters
facebook
2 Facebook pages
video
1 video uploader

Citations

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66 Dimensions

Readers on

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204 Mendeley
Title
Cardiovascular benefits of exercise
Published in
International Journal of General Medicine, June 2012
DOI 10.2147/ijgm.s30113
Pubmed ID
Authors

Shashi Agarwal

Abstract

Regular physical activity during leisure time has been shown to be associated with better health outcomes. The American Heart Association, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American College of Sports Medicine all recommend regular physical activity of moderate intensity for the prevention and complementary treatment of several diseases. The therapeutic role of exercise in maintaining good health and treating diseases is not new. The benefits of physical activity date back to Susruta, a 600 BC physician in India, who prescribed exercise to patients. Hippocrates (460-377 BC) wrote "in order to remain healthy, the entire day should be devoted exclusively to ways and means of increasing one's strength and staying healthy, and the best way to do so is through physical exercise." Plato (427-347 BC) referred to medicine as a sister art to physical exercise while the noted ancient Greek physician Galen (129-217 AD) penned several essays on aerobic fitness and strengthening muscles. This article briefly reviews the beneficial effects of physical activity on cardiovascular diseases.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Portugal 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 202 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 57 28%
Student > Master 26 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 20 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 15 7%
Researcher 12 6%
Other 30 15%
Unknown 44 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 45 22%
Sports and Recreations 34 17%
Nursing and Health Professions 18 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 11 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 11 5%
Other 32 16%
Unknown 53 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 140. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 07 June 2022.
All research outputs
#240,079
of 22,459,507 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of General Medicine
#12
of 1,411 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,021
of 145,347 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of General Medicine
#1
of 19 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 22,459,507 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 98th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 1,411 research outputs from this source. They typically receive more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 8.5. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its peers.
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