Rapid Review Quiz: Exercise

Yasmine S. Ali, MD


October 24, 2022

A prospective cohort study tested the efficacy of US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Physical Activity Guidelines, which advise Americans to do a minimum of 150-300 minutes a week of moderate exercise or 75-150 minutes a week of vigorous exercise, or an equivalent combination of both. The study followed the results of more than 100,000 US adults for 30 years.

The researchers found that individuals who completed twice the currently recommended range of moderate or vigorous physical activity weekly, or an equivalent combination of both, had the lowest long-term risk for mortality. Those who completed four times the minimum recommended activity levels did not see harm or clear incremental mortality benefit.

Learn more about the HHS guideline.

This Rapid Review Quiz was excerpted and adapted from the Medscape articles What's the Best Time of Day to Exercise? It Depends on Your Goals; Therapeutic Exercise; Nordic Walking Bests Other Workouts on Functional Outcome in CVD; Exercise Prescription; Exercise Provides Twice the CV Benefit in Anxiety, Depression; Cardiovascular Disease Primary Prevention/Lifestyle Guidelines; Even Moderate Exercise Offers Strong Shield From COVID-19; Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-2019); Exceeding Exercise Guidelines Boosts Survival, to a Point; and New HHS Guideline on Physical Activity for Americans.

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