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[Perspectives] Pedro Hallal: putting physical activity at the heart of better health

The city of Pelotas in southern Brazil could be doing better in providing opportunities for its inhabitants to take part in physical activity, according to Pedro Hallal, Associate Professor in Public Health at the Federal University of Pelotas, and the leading figure behind The Lancet’s second Series on physical activity and health. “The city has made some improvements over the past few years, but like many urban settings around the world, promotion of physical activity is skewed to a minority of people who can afford it.

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