The Importance of Cardiorespiratory Fitness: The Need for a National Registry

Published: January 07, 2013

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  • Data show that patients with low fitness have higher risk for all-cause mortality and CVD mortality.
  • This paper blends policy and science to highlight the importance of cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) in assessing the health status of the U.S. population and defines the need for a national data registry.
  • A CRF registry would serve as a catalyst for new research and public policy initiatives.