US Surgeon – The key role of Physical Activity to Health
U.S. Surgeon General Notes the Key Role of Physical Activity to Health
Many people may be surprised at the extent and strength of the evidence linking physical activity to numerous health improvements. Most significantly, regular physical activity greatly reduces the risk of dying from coronary heart disease, the leading cause of death world wide.
Physical activity also reduces the risk of developing diabetes, hypertension, and colon cancer; enhances mental health; fosters healthy muscles, bones and joints; and helps maintain function and preserve independence in older adults.
|Medibank 2008 – Cost of physical inactivity|