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Tackling musculoskeletal health early on: lifelong effects in a generation of workers


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Many children and young people live with musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), which may be exacerbated once they join the work force. Being overweight and inactive can increase the risk of MSDs in young people and children, but they are preventable. Minimising these dangers is a multifaceted undertaking, which should involve the public health, education and occupational health.

Consult this new info sheet to see how adopting a lifelong approach to good musculoskeletal health will benefit all age groups and contribute to healthy ageing.

Look into the PowerPoint presentation for an introduction to the topic.

Explore the ‘Future generations’ priority area of the Healthy Workplaces ‘Lighten the Load’ campaign for more resources.