New WHO Guidelines Underscore Importance Of Physical Activity, Negative Impacts Of Sedentary Behavior
VOA News: U.N. Agency: Physical Activity Can Save Up to 5 Million Lives a Year
“The World Health Organization is urging people to get moving and keep moving for better health. The U.N. health agency says physical activity can avert the deaths of up to 5 million people annually. … New WHO guidelines recommend adults engage in at least 150 to 300 minutes of moderate to vigorous aerobic activity per week, and an average of 60 minutes a day for children and adolescents. For the first time, WHO’s unit head for physical activity, Fiona Bull, says the guidelines delve into the impact of sedentary behavior on health…” (Schlein, 11/29).