March 2020, Volume 70, Issue 3

Editorial

Physical activity to prevent non-communicable diseases: current status and national-level policy in Pakistan

Aamir Raoof Memon

The positive effects of physical activity on health are well established and known in the scientific literature. Recent evidence suggests that regular participation in physical activity is associated with a marked reduction in the risk for premature mortality and more than 25 chronic medical conditions. 1,2 Despite this, a large amount of population worldwide remains physically inactive. The term 'physical inactivity' may be defined as "performing insufficient amounts of physical activity, that is, not meeting specified physical activity guidelines".3

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