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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2018, Vol. 5, Issue 5, Part A

Physical activity, nutrition and health: An antidote to overall wellbeing


Author(s): Ayenigbara Israel Oluwasegun

Abstract: Insufficient physical activity and poor nutrition is a key risk factor for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer and diabetes which kill 41 million people each year, equivalent to 71% of all deaths globally. This paper discuses physical activity and nutrition with linkage to health; wellbeing. It is a position paper in which importance of physical activities and nutrition to health was discussed extensively from different researcher’s point of view and specifications for different age group were outlined. It was therefore concluded that Good nutrition; an adequate, well balanced diet combined with regular physical activity; is a cornerstone of good health. It was recommended that all adults should avoid inactivity and engage in physical activities and Consumption of a healthy diet throughout the life course helps prevent malnutrition and non-communicable diseases.

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How to cite this article:
Ayenigbara Israel Oluwasegun. Physical activity, nutrition and health: An antidote to overall wellbeing. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2018;5(5):01-05.
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