Physical Inactivity - An Ongoing Issue in Canada

Physical Inactivity - An Ongoing Issue in Canada
Friday, April 16, 2010

Did you know…

  • $2.1 billion in health care costs are a direct result of physical inactivity?
  • More than 20,000 premature deaths occur each year due to physical inactivity?
  • By reducing our national level of physical inactivity by only 10%, we would save $150 million in one year?

So, get off your butt and commit to increasing YOUR physical activity level by at least 10% and encourage your friends and family to do the same.

Reference: Peter T. Katzmarzyk, PhD, School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, 2010