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Physical Inactivity: The Biggest Public Health Problem of the 21st Century

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Air date: Wednesday, May 17, 2006, 3:00:00 PM
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Category: WALS - Wednesday Afternoon Lectures
Runtime: 00:55:22
Description: Sedentary habits are highly prevalent in most countries of the world. In the U.S. approximately 25-35% of adults are inactive, meaning that they have sedentary jobs, no regular physical activity program, and are generally sedentary around the house and yard. This amounts to 40 to 50 million individuals exposed to the hazard of inactivity. Given that sedentary and unfit individuals are at approximately two-fold higher risk for many health conditions than those who are moderately active and fit, the population attributable risk (PAR) of inactivity is high.
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NLM Title: Physical inactivity : the biggest public health problem of the 21st century / Steven N. Blair.
Author: Blair, Steven N.
National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
Subjects: Health Promotion--trends
History, 21st Century
Life Style
Physical Fitness
United States
Publication Types: Lecture
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NLM Classification: QT 255
NLM ID: 101285699
CIT Live ID: 4290
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