Air pollution harms the respiratory and circulatory systems. Both outdoor and indoor air can be polluted.
This chapter presents the Government’s commitment to preventing overweight and obesity, specifically the Ten Steps Forward that will be taken to this end. Recognising that the solutions require action across a range of sectors and at different levels.
The Department of Health will develop appropriate legislation as required and liaise with other departments on relevant legislation. Resources The Obesity Policy and Action Plan will identify the priorities for the health system on the measures necessary to tackle obesity.
Exercise regularly. Physical activity is important in building healthy bones and joints, improving the health of the heart, lungs, and muscles, and reducing the risk of diseases such as colon cancer and diabetes. It also reduces stress, anxiety, and depression.