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A sedentary lifestyle and the lack of physical activity is a key disease factor and constitutes a serious public health issue in the Middle-East

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The numbers are worrying

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According to the WHO, more than 50% of males and nearly 7 out of 10 females in the UAE are physically inactive.

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Are the bad habits transferred to our children?

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A 2016 report highlighted that the majority of UAE children are not achieving the daily recommended level of physical activity.

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Physical inactivity is relatively higher in females

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This is in part due to social, environmental and cultural factors.

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What are the reasons behind the high levels of physical inactivity?

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The increasing levels can be blamed on certain unique social, cultural, and environmental factors such as hot climate, high cost of attending health clubs, and the high dependency on automobiles.

A sedentary lifestyle
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Being physically inactive