Volume 7, Issue Supplement 1, March 2018, Pages S7 - S15
Physical activity promotion in Saudi Arabia: A critical role for clinicians and the health care system
Zahra Alahmeda, *, Zahraa.email@example.com, Felipe Lobelob, c
aMinistry of Health, Primary Health Centers, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia
bHubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
cExercise Is Medicine Global Research and Collaboration Center, Rollins School of Public Health Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
*Corresponding author at: 7233 Al Tanaeem-Al Urubah, Safwa 32833-3211, Saudi Arabia.
Received 14 June 2017, Revised 29 September 2017, Accepted 18 October 2017, Available Online 24 October 2017.
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This work aimed to summarize the benefits of physical activity and the importance of counseling by a physician to promote physical activity in a primary health care setting in Saudi Arabia. Despite established evidence that physical activity is effective for reducing the risk of non-communicable diseases, as well as the importance and cost-effectiveness of physical activity counseling in the primary care setting, few studies have been conducted regarding physical activity counseling in Saudi Arabia.
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TY - JOUR AU - Zahra Alahmed AU - Felipe Lobelo PY - 2017 DA - 2017/10/24 TI - Physical activity promotion in Saudi Arabia: A critical role for clinicians and the health care system JO - Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health SP - S7 EP - S15 VL - 7 IS - Supplement 1 SN - 2210-6014 UR - https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jegh.2017.10.005 DO - 10.1016/j.jegh.2017.10.005 ID - Alahmed2017 ER -