Physical activity in Pakistani perspective: issues, implications, and recommendations.

@article{Habib2022PhysicalAI,
  title={Physical activity in Pakistani perspective: issues, implications, and recommendations.},
  author={Muhammad Badar Habib and Muhammad Nazeer and Masood Mahfooz and Muhammad Shoaib Safdar},
  journal={JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association},
  year={2022},
  volume={72 2},
  pages={
          322-328
        }
}
It has been established that the benefits of physical activity on physical, psychological and social aspects of humans are substantially correlated with cardiovascular disorders, obesity, cancer, social anxieties and depressions, and enhanced socio-economic profile. In children and adolescents, physical activity has been correlated with academic achievements, social harmony and mental health. Similarly, in adults/old people, physical activity has been of variable benefits, bringing the chances… 

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