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Article: Exercise and health--new imperatives for public health policy in Hong Kong

TitleExercise and health--new imperatives for public health policy in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsExercise
Health policy
Hong Kong
Risk
Issue Date1998
PublisherHong Kong Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org
Citation
Hong Kong Medical Journal, 1998, v. 4 n. 4, p. 389-393 How to Cite?
AbstractPhysical inactivity is an important and largely avoidable cause of incapacity. Regular physical activity protects against several chronic diseases, including cardiovascular diseaseԸ?one of the major causes of death in Hong Kong. Significant benefits can be achieved by regular participation in moderate amounts of either recreational or general lifestyle physical activities. Even more is gained from increasing the frequency, duration, and vigour of exercise. In Hong Kong, 59% of all adults lead a fairly sedentary lifestyle and only one in three exercise at levels that are thought to offer significant health benefits. An even more disturbing fact is that Hong Kong probably has the most inactive primary level schoolchildren in the world. The prevalence of these risk behaviours should make schoolchildren a priority for any public health prevention programme.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/53545
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 0.887
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.279

 

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dc.contributor.authorAdab, Pen_HK
dc.contributor.authorMacfarlane, DJen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-03T07:22:49Z-
dc.date.available2009-04-03T07:22:49Z-
dc.date.issued1998en_HK
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Medical Journal, 1998, v. 4 n. 4, p. 389-393en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1024-2708en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/53545-
dc.description.abstractPhysical inactivity is an important and largely avoidable cause of incapacity. Regular physical activity protects against several chronic diseases, including cardiovascular diseaseԸ?one of the major causes of death in Hong Kong. Significant benefits can be achieved by regular participation in moderate amounts of either recreational or general lifestyle physical activities. Even more is gained from increasing the frequency, duration, and vigour of exercise. In Hong Kong, 59% of all adults lead a fairly sedentary lifestyle and only one in three exercise at levels that are thought to offer significant health benefits. An even more disturbing fact is that Hong Kong probably has the most inactive primary level schoolchildren in the world. The prevalence of these risk behaviours should make schoolchildren a priority for any public health prevention programme.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherHong Kong Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.orgen_HK
dc.rightsHong Kong Medical Journal. Copyright © Hong Kong Medical Association.en_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectExerciseen_HK
dc.subjectHealth policyen_HK
dc.subjectHong Kongen_HK
dc.subjectRisken_HK
dc.titleExercise and health--new imperatives for public health policy in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=1024-2708&volume=4&issue=4&spage=389&epage=393&date=1998&atitle=Exercise+and+health--new+imperatives+for+public+health+policy+in+Hong+Kongen_HK
dc.identifier.emailAdab, P: padab@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailMacfarlane, DJ: djmac@hku.hken_HK
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_versionen_HK
dc.identifier.pmid11830702en_HK
dc.identifier.hkuros39525-

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