Lunchtime Trivia Wednesday, November 8

Q: In 2009 more than $2.4 billion, or 3.7 per cent of all healthcare costs, were attributed to the direct cost of treating illness and disease due to this. What is it?

A: Physical inactivity

53% of Canadians are described as inactive (Jansen et al., 2012).

 

Just to give you an idea of the impact, physical inactivity has been implicated in at least 25 chronic health conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, stroke and some cancers (publichealth.gc.ca, 2012). In 2009 more than $2.4 billion, or 3.7 per cent of all healthcare costs, were attributed to the direct cost of treating illness and disease due to physical inactivity (Jansen et al., 2012). The financial impact of poor health amounts to a loss of more than $4.3billion to the Canadian economy, and the negative repercussions of inactivity costs the healthcare system $89 billion per year in Canada (2013). (Sophie Allard for Ahcom.ca)

 

Source

via Sophie Allard at ahcom.ca

via Canadian Kinesiology Alliance

Image- uncyclopedia.wikia.com

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