Dens of inactivity

Collier, Roger
March 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/8/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 4, pE225
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the benefits of physical activity on the health of people. According to the report that was released on World Cancer Day 2011, the risk of breast and colon cancer might be reduced by engaging in physical activity. Godfrey Xuereb of the Surveillance and Population-based Prevention Unit of World Health Organization (WHO) says that the organization has recommended physical activity levels in many countries, however, the levels were not achieved.


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