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Sports medicine

Physical activity: the cheapest polypill on the market

Donald Kuah, BRANDI COLE

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Abstract

There is now strong evidence that regular physical activity reduces the risk of a range of health problems. Assessing patients for physical activity and encouraging regular participation should be part of routine care.

Article Extract

Physical inactivity is a major modifiable cause of disease burden worldwide and the fourth leading risk factor for global mortality behind tobacco smoking, hypertension and elevated blood glucose, yet 60% of Australians do not meet the recommended guidelines for physical activity.1,2
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