UK government endorses national exercise regimeBMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7448.1094-b (Published 06 May 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1094
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The British government's top medical adviser has recommended that adults have 30 minutes of physical activity, five days a week, to maintain general health and reduce their risk of developing cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer.
Professor Liam Donaldson, the chief medical officer, made the recommendation in a new report, At Least Five a Week, which gathers medical evidence on the impact of physical activity and health.
“We need to combat the couch potato culture, and this means building moderate everyday …