Doctors are urged to encourage patients to be more active to reduce chronic ill healthBMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h864 (Published 20 February 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h864
- Susan Mayor
Doctors in the United Kingdom have been urged to encourage patients to take small amounts of regular exercise and told that they have a leading role to play in reversing the growing contribution of sedentary lifestyles to chronic ill health.
More than 40% of adults do not reach the minimum recommended level of 30 minutes of moderately intense exercise five times a week, figures reviewed in the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges’ report showed.1
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