Radio Grabs: Physical Inactivity Costs Australia $13.8 Billion

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RADIO GRABS: Physical Inactivity Costs Australia $13.8 Billion

Friday, 31 October 2008: New research commissioned by Medibank Private shows physical inactivity is

costing the Australian economy almost $14 billion each year.

The study also estimates more than 16,000 Australians die prematurely each year from medical

conditions caused by a lack of exercise.

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Spokesperson: Craig Bosworth, Medibank Private (Industry Affairs Manager)

#1A (18 Seconds): 

Says the findings are disturbing and demonstrate the importance of staying active...

#2 (17 Seconds): 

Says apart from economic and social costs, the personal toll of inactivity can be devastating...

#3 (15 Seconds): 

Says Australian workplaces also bear the cost of having inactive employees...

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