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Public Health as Active Transportation Partners

Obesity and diabetes rates are rising in Canada as Canadians become increasingly sedentary. As of 2007, over 50% of Canadian adults and 78% of teenagers are not physically active enough to maintain their health. The combined annual economic burden of physical inactivity and obesity in Canada is over $9.6 billion.

http://torontocat.ca/sites/all/files/CSForum2011_Final_Aug12.pdf

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