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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.
JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) | July 17, 2014
Improving Support for Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention: Summary of Key Messages from Reports of the Institute of MedicineLeigh Carroll and Bridget B. Kelly, Editors This paper was commissioned by the Vitality Institute, an organization with a mission to advance knowledge about the evolving science and art of chronic disease prevention and... More »
Institute of Medicine (IOM) | June 18, 2014
The Vitality Group | April 23, 2014
Huffington Post, Healthy Living | July 15, 2013
Preventing Chronic Disease | October, 2009
Participation in Fitness-Related Activities of an Incentive-Based Health Promotion Program and Hospital Costs: A Retrospective Longitudinal StudyPurpose. A retrospective, longitudinal study examined changes in participation in fitness-related activities and hospital claims over 5 years amongst members of an incentivized health promotion program offered by a private health insurer. Design. A 3-year retrospective... More »
American Journal of Health Promotion | June 3, 2010