Archives for October 2016 in WellSpring

Tallying the global economic burden of physical inactivity

Understanding the economic burden of behavioural risk factors, such as physical inactivity in relation to other risk factors, is essential for prioritization of health efforts. This article highlights an approach to understanding the economic burden of behavioural risk factors; shares new data about the global health and economic burden of physical inactivity and chronic disease; and provides a new insight for physical activity practitioners to explore and advocate for increased attention on physical inactivity as a major risk factor for chronic disease. Author: Peter T. Katzmarzyk. (WellSpring | October 2016, Volume 27, Number 10)

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