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Statistics from ParticipACTION

Research shows that among children and adolescents, 17% are overweight and another 9% are obese. The New England Journal of Medicine reported that "our children's lifespan could be 2-5 years less than our own." Furthermore, the economic burden of physical inactivity is estimated at $5.3 billion and the burden to the healthcare system is estimated at $2.1 billion. Canada is facing an inactivity and obesity crisis whose impact on the cost of future chronic disease management is almost unimaginable. A potential solution is regular physical activity, which is associated with as much as a 30% reduction in all causes of mortality rates. (www.ParticipACTION.com)

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GLOBAL CONTEXT

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