Physical activity (PA) promotes good health, and the challenge of physical inactivity is a major global issue.1 PA levels in the UK remain low, with many not achieving the Chief Medical Officer’s recommendation of at least 150 min per week of moderate-intensity PA.
With limited funds and increasing rates of non-communicable disease, the NHS is prioritising more cost-effective preventive approaches.3 PA is preventive and cost-effective. Doctors have an important role in PA promotion as they provide a point of contact for individuals who are healthy, at risk or have diagnosed chronic illnesses. Doctors are also trusted sources of health information.4 5 Therefore, training of medical professionals is key to strategies for increasing PA levels.5 6 Tomorrow’s doctors should be adequately trained to discuss, advise and engage in the topic of PA.
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