This report, produced with our project partners at Deakin University, highlights the importance of physical activity as a risk factor in the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease. Physical inactivity is strongly linked to increased risk of heart disease, and participating in sufficient amounts of physical activity is now recognised as one of the most important actions to prevent chronic diseases.
Regular participation in physical activity is known to reduce the risk of physical health problems such as cardiovascular disease and stroke, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, some cancers and osteoporosis. There is also solid evidence of the mental health benefits of physical activity including in the prevention and management of depression.
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