Physical Activity for the Prevention of Cardiometabolic Disease

Authors: Fiona Bull, Shifalika Goenka, Vicki Lambert, Michael Pratt


Increased mechanization, urbanization, and technological advances are changing how and where we work, travel, and recreate. People are sitting for increasingly long hours at computers, and e-mails dominate work and communications. Social and recreational activities include using a wide variety of screen-based devices, such as televisions, smartphones, and tablets. In many countries, cars dominate transportation, creating congestion and gridlock. One-way commutes of two hours are common in cities like Bangkok, Delhi, and São Paulo. The global decline in levels of physical activity and increase in time spent in sedentary activities have contributed to major shifts in the landscape of diseases.(Archer et al. 2013, Barnett et al. 2008, Bhurosy and Jeewon 2014, Church et al. 2011, Lozano et al. 2012, Ng, Norton, and Popkin 2009, Ng and Popkin 2012, Hallal et al. 2014)



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