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Physical Activity

  • Fletcher Njororai
  • Wycliffe W. Simiyu Njororai
Chapter

Abstract

Physical activity (PA) is a health-enhancing behaviour with many benefits to an individual. Regular PA has been shown to reduce the risk for a range of chronic diseases (Amusa, Toriola, & Goon, 2012; Dvorak, Fuller, & Junge, 2012; Ferreira et al., 2006; Strydom, 2013). Among the young people, PA offers prospects for building strong bones, healthy joints, a strong heart, and a good mental health and prevents today’s major public health concern—obesity (Amusa et al., 2012; Kohn & Booth, 2003). Despite these health benefits, many people, especially the young ones, are not engaging in recommended levels of PA so as to maximize these benefits.

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  • Fletcher Njororai
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  • Wycliffe W. Simiyu Njororai
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Texas at TylerTylerUSA

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