Promoting physical activity in the Americas.

  title={Promoting physical activity in the Americas.},
  author={M Pratt and Enrique R Jacoby and Andrea B. Neiman},
  journal={Food and nutrition bulletin},
  volume={25 2},
Physical inactivity, obesity, and noncommunicable disease rates are rapidly climbing to epidemic proportions and are becoming the leading causes of death and disability in the Americas and globally. The causes are complex and will require a multifaceted, multisectoral approach. Recognizing this, the World Health Organization adopted a broad-ranging process to develop a Global Strategy for the Promotion of Diet, Physical Activity, and Health, as mandated by the World Health Assembly in May 2002… CONTINUE READING

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