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Getting the inactive active: implications for public health policy

Mutrie, N. and Blamey, A. (2004) Getting the inactive active: implications for public health policy. Journal of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health, 124 (1). p. 16. ISSN 1466-4240

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    Abstract

    Epidemiological data have established that a sedentary lifestyle increases the incidence of at least 17 medical conditions. The evidence is strongest for coronary heart disease. A sedentary lifestyle is now the normal lifestyle for the majority of the populations in developed countries and relapse from regular physical activity is also high. Thus there is clear need for public policy aimed at increasing the physical activity levels in the population. Policy makers have begun to respond to this need and recently Scottish and English plans for increasing physical activity levels in the populations have been published.

    Item type: Article
    ID code: 7870
    Keywords: physical activity, public health policy, health promotion, exercise, sports science, Personal health and hygiene, including exercise, nutrition
    Subjects: Medicine > Public aspects of medicine > Personal health and hygiene, including exercise, nutrition
    Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Psychological Science and Health > Physical Activity for Health
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      Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
      Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2009 10:37
      Last modified: 17 Jul 2013 02:31
      URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/7870

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