The Lancet

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The Lancet


To quote the Lancet, a premier medical journal:  "In view of the prevalence, global reach, and health effect of physical inactivity, the issue should be appropriately described as pandemic, with far-reaching health, economic, environmental, and social consequences.”  Recognizing this, they have recently released a series of articles outlining global levels of physical inactivity, factors correlated with participation, successful evidence-based efforts to increase physical activity, the influence of societal trends and review of global action to address the issue with a call for action. The series has garnered much attention internationally.  Featured within this series, is the Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute’s surveillance system on pages 71 and 72.

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Publication Date: August 13, 2012