One in five adults is sedentary, says World Health Organization

One in five adults is sedentary, says World Health Organization

WHO says being active has become a challenge in the modern world and launches action to reduce sedentary lifestyle in youth and adults by 15% by 2030

Sport is key to preventing and treating diseaseMarcelo Camargo / Brazil AgencyThe World Health Organization (WHO) launches this Monday (4) a global action plan for physical activity.“Being active is fundamental to health.But in the modern world, this has become more and more of a challenge, mainly because cities and communities are not designed correctly, ”said Tedros Adhanom Guebreyesus, managing director of the organization.“We need leaders at all levels to help people take healthier steps.This works best at the municipal level, where much of the responsibility lies in creating healthier spaces, ”he added.Learn more: Brazilians prefer to take medicine over exercise, says oncologistThe action plan shows how countries can reduce sedentary lifestyle in adults and adolescents by 15% by 2030. The paper also recommends a total of 20 policy areas that, combined, aim to create more active societies through improvements in environments and opportunities for people of all ...


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