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Who is to blame and who will fix it? It is hard to hold our kids fully responsible for this poor result. Turn off the TVs and get them active. Our kids are spending about 3 hours a day in front of the TV (sedentary behaviours rated F) B for government measures to combat physical…

New series of 30-minute modules on the health benefits of physical activity might also help you towards a healthier new year: The health benefits of physical activity: osteoarthritis and low back pain The health benefits of physical activity: respiratory disease The health benefits of physical activity: diabetes The health benefits of physical activity: cancer

2012 Lancet Series Physical Activity Series… “physical activity is not just about exercise to control obesity; regular activity improves mental health, cognition, and general academic performance, and reduces anxiety and depression, as well as adding to quality of life in terms of socialising” Loads of evidence-based knowledge to implement.  

Written comments by 30 June 2014 to Riaan Labuschagne The proposals in the discussion paper are part of a package of measures (financial and non-financial) aimed at addressing the negative externalities associated with alcohol and encouraging a more responsible approach to the use of alcohol. Such measures include excise duties on alcoholic beverages, limits on…

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