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UK government endorses national exercise regime

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 06 May 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1094
  1. Stephen Pincock
  1. London

    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 …

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