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Physical Activity and Health Promotion

  • Stamatina Th. RassiaEmail author
Chapter
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Public Health book series (BRIEFSPUBLIC)

Abstract

Studies over the past few decades in a variety of health-related disciplines (for instance, epidemiology, pathology, clinical medicine) demonstrate that physically inactive lifestyles represent a major contributor to individuals’ and populations’ health ailments (cf. Bucksch 2005). Public health ailments along with the incidence of a number of chronic diseases are considered to be effected by the prevailing worldwide trend in sedentary lifestyles (cf. Blair et al. 1996).

Keywords

Physical activity Health recommendation Interdisciplinary 

Copyright information

© The Author(s) 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ArchitectureUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK

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