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Physical activity

Alison Blenkinsopp, Rhona Panton and Claire Anderson

in Health Promotion for Pharmacists

Second edition

Published in print December 1999 | ISBN: 9780192630445
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723575 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630445.003.0009
Physical activity

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There is compelling evidence that a sedentary lifestyle is detrimental to health. The latest research shows that there are substantial benefits to be gained from a progression from no physical activity to even relatively low levels of physical activity. This chapter focuses on the pharmacist's role in promoting physical activity as part of their overall health promotion activities.

Keywords: pharmacy practice; pharmacists; health promotion; exercise; sedentary lifestyle

Chapter.  3642 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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