Time for sport and health to be formally linked in a positive way

J Sci Med Sport. 2006 Jun;9(3):211-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2006.03.020. Epub 2006 May 18.


Preventing sports injury has rarely been cited as an appropriate action to respond to the obesity epidemic, and in fact a recent letter has suggested that those playing sport are as responsible for their predicament as those who are obese. This opinion piece argues that it is time for better prevention and management of sports injury to be seen as part of the complex solution to preventing obesity, rather than being a self-inflicted problem that governments should continue to ignore.

MeSH terms

  • Athletic Injuries / economics
  • Athletic Injuries / prevention & control*
  • Australia
  • Health Care Rationing
  • Health Policy*
  • Health Promotion
  • Humans
  • Insurance, Health
  • Obesity / economics
  • Obesity / prevention & control