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WHO launches Global Action Plan on Physical Activity

Posted June 13, 2018

The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a new Global action plan on physical activity and health 2018-2030: More active people for a healthier world.

Worldwide, one in five adults, and four out of five adolescents (11-17 years), do not do enough physical activity. Girls, women, older adults, poorer people, people with disabilities and chronic diseases, marginalised populations, and indigenous people have fewer opportunities to be active.

The action plan shows how countries can reduce physical inactivity in adults and adolescents by 15% by 2030. It recommends a set of 20 policy areas, which combined, aim to create more active societies through improving the environments and opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to do more walking, cycling, sport, active recreation, dance and play.

Click here to find out more and download the Plan

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