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Posted on 27 Nov 2019
In the United Kingdom, physical inactivity is the fourth greatest cause of ill health with negative impacts on health, social and economic outcomes for individuals and communities. It is responsible for 1 in 6 UK deaths, which is equivalent to smoking. Importantly, up to 40% of long-term conditions could be prevented if everyone met the UK Chief Medical Officer’s physical activity recommendations.
Doing more physical activity can just be about doing small, everyday things a little bit differently – like standing up while you’re on the phone, hoovering one more time a week or just getting off the bus one stop early.
The Moving Medicine website has resources available that can help you be more active in your day-to-day life. They provide accessible, evidence based, condition specific information to help give advice on physical activity at all stages of treatment.
They provide resources for: