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The $300 billion cost of human inactivity

Almost 500 million people will become seriously ill by 2030 due to physical inactivity. Image: Unsplash/Geert Pieters

Douglas Broom

Senior Writer, Formative Content

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The report says that physical inactivity is a serious threat to health in all countries across the world.
The report says that physical inactivity is a serious threat to health in all countries across the world. Image: Unsplash

While 91 countries have a national action plan to address physical inactivity, only 74 of these are operational.
While 91 countries have a national action plan to address physical inactivity, only 74 of these are operational. Image: WHO
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