The Public Health Burden of Physical Inactivity in Saudi Arabia

  title={The Public Health Burden of Physical Inactivity in Saudi Arabia},
  author={Hazzaa M Al-Hazzaa},
  booktitle={Journal of family & community medicine},
Because of the enormous changes in the lifestyle of Saudis in the last three decades, the risk factors of coronary heart disease (CHD), including physical inactivity, are increasingly becoming prevalent in the society. This paper provides an overview of the importance of physical activity in health promotion and disease prevention, and discusses the public health burden of physical inactivity in Saudi Arabia. Available evidence clearly indicates that physical inactivity is extremely prevalent… CONTINUE READING
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