Time To Get Moving – Lack of exercise main factor in high obesity rates

Physical inactivity by people is a major factor contributing to obesity, a report finds.

A recent study defined physical inactivity as getting less than 15 minutes of low-impact activity a day.

“The equivalent of 405,000 cases of male obesity and 646,000 cases of female obesity could be averted if all individuals in the population attained high levels of physical activity, as measured in this study,” Jeremy Veillard, vice-president of research and analysis at CIHI and his co-authors concluded.

The main conclusion of this study: the elimination of a poor-quality diet, and eating more  fruits and vegetables, reduces the risk of obesity.

Original Study