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Launch of new series: Bright spots, physical activity investments that work

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1388-1388
JournalBritish Journal of Sports Medicine
Volume51
Issue number19
Early online date29 Jun 2017
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 29 Jun 2017

Abstract

The technological, economical and labour trends that practically eliminated the need for daily physical activity in much of the developed and increasingly in the developing world occurred far too rapidly for human physiology to efficiently adapt. The result is the escalating epidemic of chronic diseases that are contributed to or amplified by physical inactivity. Re-engineering the world to help us prioritise physical activity presents many challenges. There is no single solution or ‘silver bullet’. Understanding a complex problem like physical inactivity requires interdisciplinary thinking and appreciation of both the local and global context. What is clear is that tackling physical inactivity requires a multisectoral response that goes well beyond the traditional healthcare settings and involves, for example, government entities, non-governmental organisations, and private industry

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