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Physical Activity Interventions in the Workplace: The rationale and future direction for Workplace Wellness
  1. Mark E Batt (mark.batt{at}
  1. Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom


    The developing and developed worlds are both facing an obesity epidemic with their workers getting bigger, or to be more specific, fatter. As demonstrated elsewhere in this issue the individual and societal health and economic cost of obesity and physical inactivity are enormous. Thus there is a need for regional, national and global action to combat the issues, with programmes broadly divisible into children and adolescents, the workforce, active aging health aging and a broad cross cutting agenda which focuses on the built environment.

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