Professor Mike Kelly, senior visiting fellow at the Primary Care Unit, writing in the Guardian, explains why it took an integrated strategy to cut smoking. He suggests that we need major infrastructural changes if we are to increase our physical activity – not just information and advice.
“Getting the population more active is an absolute priority. Physical activity reduces risk for a range of serious illnesses, and the benefits last well into old age. It is also highly cost-effective. But to get the population active requires a great deal more than drip-feeding people information and evidence. It requires increasing people’s opportunities to be able to be physically active.”
Read the full article in the Guardian here.
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