Rural Clinical School

Research Roundup

Dr Verity Cleland- NHMRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr Verity Cleland- NHMRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow

The ins and outs and ups and downs of physical activity: 20 good reasons to get people moving.

Physical inactivity is a key risk factor for a large number of chronic diseases, but less than half of Australian adults are regularly active at levels recommended for good health.  Some population groups- women, those experiencing socioeconomic disadvantage, and rural residents- are even less active, placing them at a higher risk for chronic disease and poor health.

Dr Cleland's research aims to understand the individual, social and environmental influences on physical activity, with a particular focus on population groups at high risk, in order to provide guidance for the development of programs and policies that aim to increase physical activity.

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Dr Verity Cleland presentation was recorded and can be made available to all interested persons upon request to karlie.bamford@utas.edu.au

Published on: 17 Apr 2012