Leisure-time physical activity alone may not be a sufficient public health approach to prevent obesity--a focus on China.

@article{Bauman2008LeisuretimePA,
  title={Leisure-time physical activity alone may not be a sufficient public health approach to prevent obesity--a focus on China.},
  author={Adrian Bauman and Margaret A. Allman-Farinelli and Rachel R Huxley and William Philip Trehearne James},
  journal={Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity},
  year={2008},
  volume={9 Suppl 1},
  pages={119-26}
}
Much small-scale research has identified the role of physical activity in obesity prevention. This is the 'energy expenditure' side of the energy balance equation. Although around half an hour of daily moderate-intensity physical activity is required for cardiovascular health and disease prevention, the quantum of physical activity required for obesity prevention and weight loss is around 60-90 minutes per day. This amount of physical activity is difficult to achieve through leisure time… CONTINUE READING
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