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The Telegraph 16 October 2018

GPs will not tell couch potatoes that exercise could boost their health

Laura Donnelly, Health Editor

Most GPs are failing to give patients basic advice to do some exercise, despite evidence it can halve the risk of major diseases, experts say.

Public Health England (PHE) said GPs too often failed to raise the topic – because they were ignorant of the benefits of exercise, or were not sure how to bring it up.

Graph from: Public Health England, Physical activity: applying All Our Health

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