2013
DOI: 10.1177/1010539513481492
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Abstract: An exercise program designed to improve fitness is essential for most adults. Exercise decreases the risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, depression, and anxiety. Most fail to achieve recommended exercise levels. Only 1.3% of Australian general practice (GP) consultations provide exercise counseling and advice. Australia provides Medicare reimbursement for consultations with Accredited Exercise Physiologists through allied health care plans initiated through primary care. Exercise Is … Show more

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“…At present, no direct formalised pathway exists between oncology clinicians and allied health providers in Australia. People with chronic conditions and complex care needs (including people with cancer), however, may each be eligible for Medicare rebates for up to five allied health consultations per calendar year (including with accredited exercise physiologists [33]) through referrals from general practitioners. Enabling direct referrals between oncology clinicians and allied health professionals, such as exercise physiologists, would facilitate earlier intervention and improve access to exercise training programs for men with prostate cancer.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…At present, no direct formalised pathway exists between oncology clinicians and allied health providers in Australia. People with chronic conditions and complex care needs (including people with cancer), however, may each be eligible for Medicare rebates for up to five allied health consultations per calendar year (including with accredited exercise physiologists [33]) through referrals from general practitioners. Enabling direct referrals between oncology clinicians and allied health professionals, such as exercise physiologists, would facilitate earlier intervention and improve access to exercise training programs for men with prostate cancer.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…It can lower blood pressure [48], reduce weight [14] and reduce the risk of coronary heart disease [4,7,67]. In addition, walking can reduce stress and anxiety [13,61] and prevent depressive symptoms [21,48]. In therapy settings, walking is used to facilitate psychological processing and promote a collaborative way of working [43,54].…”
Section: Related Work the Benefits Of Walkingmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Prolonged periods of sedentary behavior, characterized by waking behavior equal to or below 1.5 METs [2], can have a severe negative effect on health [3][4][5]. Sedentary behavior is associated with the development of diseases such as type II diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, colon and breast cancer, increased morbidity, and premature mortality [3,[5][6][7][8][9][10]. Our increasingly sedentary lives have thus become a major public health risk [11].…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%