Health study calls for five-fold boost to activity levels

11 Aug 2016
two women jogging
Dr Veerman is encouraging people to incorporate physical activity into daily life, making it a habit rather than a chore

Researchers are calling for a major boost to physical activity recommendations, with a new study linking more weekly exercise to a reduced risk of five common diseases.

University of Queensland researcher Dr Lennert Veerman said a significant boost to physical activity level recommendations to the equivalent of 15 to 20 hours of brisk walking or six to eight hours of running a week could reduce breast and bowel cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

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