Physical inactivity costs Australia $13.8 billion a year


Of course here we are preaching to the converted, but it is still worthwhile repeating some of the obvious comments from a report released today “Moving Australia 2030: A Transport Plan for a Productive and Active Australia.

“One of the easiest ways for people to get their recommended 30 minutes of physical activity is to build it into daily routines such as commuting between home and work or home and school.

Around one in five adult Australians travels less than five kilometres to work or study, while in Australian cities more than 50% of total car trips travel less than five kilometres.

We’ve become addicted to our cars and forgotten how to use our legs,” said Dr Robert Grenfell, Director of Cardiovascular Health at the Heart Foundation.

One of the key active travel recommendations is to require all federally funded state/territory transport infrastructure projects to incorporate or enhance active travel where feasible.


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