[FITT principle of exercise in the management of lifestyle-related diseases]

Clin Calcium. 2016 Mar;26(3):447-51.
[Article in Japanese]


FITT principle (frequency, intensity, time, and type) of exercise is a framework for exercise prescription. A general recommendation is to accumulate at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise on most days of the week (total of 150 minutes per week). In this article, evidence was reviewed to clarify optimum exercise conditions for managing lifestyle-related diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, obesity and metabolic syndrome. The effect of resistance exercise was also reviewed.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Diabetes Mellitus / therapy*
  • Exercise Therapy*
  • Exercise*
  • Humans
  • Hypertension / therapy*
  • Life Style*
  • Metabolic Diseases / therapy*