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Date PostedAugust 25, 2016

Study Indicates Physical Inactivity Costing The Economy

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In a world-first study, researchers from the University of Sydney have found that in 2013, physical inactivity cost the global economy $67.5billion in healthcare costs and productivity losses.

An increasingly sedentary lifestyle comes at a cost to the economy, as the study published in the Lancet has revealed.

The study led by Dr Melody Ding, Senior Research Fellow from the University’s School of Public Health looked into healthcare costs of physical inactivity as well as productivity losses and disability adjusted life years for 5 major non-communicable diseases linked to inactivity, including breast cancer, coronary heart diseases, stroke, type 2 diabetes and colon cancer.

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