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Letters Promoting physical activity to patients

Promoting physical activity to patients: doctors’ notes are a barrier to joining the gym

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 17 October 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l5992
  1. Peter M B English, public health physician
  1. Epsom, UK
  1. petermbenglish{at}

The benefits of exercise are well known; but how to encourage people to take more exercise is less well understood, so I am pleased to see Haseler and colleagues’ article.1

Building exercise into daily routines is useful, …

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