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October/November 2019 (vol. 16/3)

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Health is cheap

Summary:

The workplace could be an ideal arena in which to promote evidence-based guidelines on physical activity from the UK Chief Medical Officers – but we still don’t know fully what works best at work.

Professor Dame Sally Davies described physical activity as ‘an under-appreciated asset in our clinical arsenal – it is cheap and brings a long list of health benefits’. She was introducing physical activity guidelines from the UK Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) (pp.4–5)1. The guidelines are clear and practical. They draw on systematic reviews and meta-analyses, which link physical activity with lower risks of heart disease, obesity, type-2 diabetes and mental health problems…

John Ballard, editor

Author: Ballard J

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Occupational Health at Work October/November 2019 (vol. 16/3) pp03

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