Online Program

Effect of physical inactivity on major non-communicable diseases worldwide

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

I-Min Lee, MD, ScD, Division of Preventive Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Physical activity clearly is beneficial for health. Thus, it is unfortunate that so many people worldwide do not get sufficient activity to meet guidelines. This talk will focus on the public health problem of physical inactivity worldwide, by estimating how much of the world's major non-communicable diseases is due to inactivity.

Learning Areas:

Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Describe how physical inactivity impacts diseases worldwide

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: of my expertise in physical activity research
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.