Welcoming the report for raising awareness, Berni Lee, consultant in public health for Coventry City Council, said: "I was not surprised by the cost of inactivity
given the impact that (lack of) activity has in terms of sick days and being able to hold down a job."
Chairman of ukactive Fred Turok said: "It's no longer acceptable that physical inactivity
remains the forgotten cause of death in the UK.
"More deprived areas are faring worse in a physical inactivity
pandemic - with no national strategy to improve our fitness levels, from before we take our first steps to our last."
The region spends slightly more (2.7 per cent) than the national average (2.4 per cent) on physical activity interventions as a proportion of its annual public health budget.For every 100,000 citizens in Sunderland, the annual financial burden of inactivity
is PS24m - almost PS8m more than in Newcastle.
The Lancet study looked at the prevalence of inactivity
and inactivity-related disease (cancer, heart disease and diabetes) in the world and calculated the percentage of disease that could be prevented through activity.
Bangladesh, whose per capita income was $1,700 in 2011, had the lowest level of physical inactivity
Long bed rest and inactivity
will delay your recovery.
Simply put, there has been a failure during the last two decades to address the high economic inactivity
rates across the country when job opportunities were increasing as a result of a growing economy.
All of my life I have been very active in many ways, however it did not take long for inactivity
to change this.
is increasing in many countries and has major implications for these cancers, along with other noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.
Over the last decade, notes the report, the inactivity
rate for women in the EU27 has fallen steadily, from 39.9% in 2000 to 35.7% in 2009, meaning that five million more women have entered the labour market.
Customers would be well advised to step up the kind of activity that can help keep such outrageous practices as inactivity
fees from swiping their cash: Read the mailings; limit the number of cards in the wallet; restrain purchases; and pay the entire balance, or as much as possible, by the due date every month.