World Health Organisation launched the new WHO guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour, through an online webinar held on Thursday, 26 November 2020.
The guidelines explain public health recommendations for children, adolescents, adults and older adults on the amount of physical activity (frequency, intensity and duration) required to offer significant health benefits and mitigate health risks.
For the first time, recommendations highlight the association between sedentary behaviour and health outcomes.
The three key takeaways, from the guidelines, introduced were: physical activity protects and improves health, physical activity is good for people of all ages, and sedentary behaviour must be reduced.
The publication can be found here: WHO guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour
The WHO research shows 4 out of 5 adolescent are not physically active enough. For children and youth, the recommended amount of physical activity is 60 minutes per day. Schools and school sport could be key players reversing this trend.
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