In order to make physical activity a more vital part of everyday life in Canada, we need to give people opportunities to move more, and support them to do it through good social, cultural, environmental, and fiscal policy.
In countries with the most active populations, physical activity is driven by pervasive cultural norms. The Hill Times file photograph
Each year, physical inactivity costs the Canadian health-care system $6.8-billion, kills 3.2 million people worldwide, and negatively afflicts eight in 10 Canadians.
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