Personalized exercise dose prescription Article

Full Text via DOI: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehx686 PMID: 29301027 Web of Science: 000438553400007

Cited authors

  • Maslov, Petra Zubin; Schulman, Alexa; Lavie, Carl J.; Narula, Jagat


  • Physical activity (PA) is associated with increased longevity and decreased risk of cardiovascular disease, however, the majority of the general population is still sedentary. In order to maximize the health benefits of PA, health care practitioners should be familiarized with the appropriate dose of exercise for each healthy individual, depending on their habitual PA and relative fitness. The aim of this review is to quantitatively describe the lowest and the highest level of exercise that has health benefits, and what should hypothetically be considered 'the sweet spot'. Analysis of the current literature allows us to develop personalized 'exercise prescription' for healthy individuals.

Publication date

  • 2018

Published in

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0195-668X

Start page

  • 2346

End page

  • 2355


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