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    Physical activity for health

    Our research is focused on the development and testing of interventions that encourage people to participate in more physical activity and less sedentary behaviour across the lifespan.

Our research is focused on the development and testing of interventions that encourage people to participate in more physical activity and less sedentary behaviour across the lifespan.

Lack of physical activity is recognised as a global public health concern.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has identified physical inactivity as the fourth leading risk factor for death worldwide, with approximately 3.2 million people dying each year. Physical inactivity is a key risk factor for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer and diabetes.

Through our knowledge exchange activities, we work with partners in government, health policy and promotion, commercial and charitable organisations and education to ensure our work reaches the widest possible audience. Here are some examples of our work:

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Physical Activity for Health

Room 676
Graham Hills Building
40 George Street
GLASGOW
G1 1QE


+44 (0) 141 548 2700