When launching its “Every Move Counts” campaign, the organization said that people of all ages should compensate for their growing inactive behavior with physical activity to ward off illness and live longer.
Director of the Department of Public Health Promotion said in World Health OrganizationRüdiger Kreich, “An extra Physical activity It not only helps prevent Heart disease and diabetes Type II cancer but it also reduces symptoms of depression and anxiety and reduces cognitive decline including Alzheimer’s It also improves memory. “
The World Health Organization said that one in 4 adults and 4 out of 5 adolescents do not engage in enough physical activity, which can include walking and cycling.
Fiona Ball, Director of the organization’s Physical Activity Unit, explained: “These guidelines confirm what many people suffer during Corona restrictions Applicable all over the world. And doing daily activity is good not only for our bodies but also for our mental health. “
Pregnant women and postpartum mothers are now included in the recommendations, which include 150 to 300 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity per week.