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Physical Activity and Obesity

Position Statements and Media Releases.

Doctors leaders offer solutions to health committee challenge of physical activity (March 2015)

In this statement doctors from the College welcome the report by the parliamentary health committee on the need for greater emphasis on the benefits of physical activity.

Maintaining health and treating illness through regular physical activity (January 2015)

This report, sets out the College′s position on physical activity for health. The report gives recommendations on how we can work together to increase physical activity and the role heath and social care should play to promote physical activity for health.

Scottish Academy′s physical activity for health pledge (January 2015)

As a member of the Scottish Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties, the College supports the Academy′s pledge "We will work with a range of partners to fully integrate physical activity for health into health and social care and increase physical activity in Scotland". Download the Academy report with recommendations to the Scottish government.

Major NHS action needed to tackle physical inactivity - say Scottish medical leaders (January 2015)

Media release from the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties in Scotland following their report on Physical activity for health

We need to take physical inactivity as seriously as smoking - say leading doctors (January 2015)

The College issued a statement calling for physical activity assessment and advice to be included in routine medical appointments.

Impact of physical inactivity akin to smoking (January 2015)

In this statement the College calls for physical inactivity to be given equal priority to smoking and alcohol abuse.

Time to lose the sick man image (June 2014)

College President, Professor Frank Dunn, comments on the report by the Glasgow Centre for Public Health into Scotland's health as a nation.

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