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Sedentary behavior is a prominent risk factor linked to most non-communicable diseases. As societies, we know we need to be more active, yet progress has been lacking even as the evidence supporting the benefits of physical activity continues to mount.
The Vitality Institute is devoted to learning how the intersection of environment, technology, and economics can interact to produce circumstances in which all adults and children can choose to be more active in their everyday lives in a safe and enjoyable way.
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Derek Yach & Gillian Christie | Nov 17, 2016
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