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The Lancet

Summary

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.

All articles are available free of charge at

http://www.thelancet.com/series/physical-activity

Publication Date: August 13, 2012